PRELUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by David Leonard, Jason Ingram, and Leslie Jordan

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 55:1-3

Come, everyone who thirsts,

come to the waters;

and he who has no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without price.

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,

and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

and delight yourselves in rich food.

Incline your ear, and come to me;

hear, that your soul may live.

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:11-13

My people have changed their glory

for that which does not profit.

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

for my people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

broken cisterns that can hold no water.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

and passing over transgression

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

He will again have compassion on us;

he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

Enough” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q11

What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?

Sixth, that we do not hurt or hate our neighbor.

Seventh, that we live purely and faithfully.

Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else.

Song –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Peter 2:17-22

SERMON – “True Freedom”

17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm.

For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.

18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly,

they entice by sensual passions of the flesh

those who are barely escaping from those who live in error.

19 They promise them freedom,

but they themselves are slaves of corruption.

For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world

through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

they are again entangled in them and overcome,

the last state has become worse for them than the first.

21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness

than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

22 What the true proverb says has happened to them:

“The dog returns to its own vomit,

and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Sandra McCracken

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