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We’re going to start something new called “Brown Bag Q&A.” We will do these periodically (about once a month). They are totally optional. The idea is to create space after our Sunday Services during lunch where people can ask a pastor any questions they might have. We will start with that day’s sermon to allow for immediate interaction and dialogue. Then we’ll open it up to questions or comments from previous sermons. And finally any question on anything! We’ll do it over lunch between 12:30 and 1:00 PM.

Our first “Brown Bag Q&A” will be this Sunday. The sermon text will be Romans 1:26-28 and the topic is – “Homosexuality.” Make a PB&J in the morning or run over to JJ Fish & Chicken real quick and come back ready to ask your burning questions.

PRELUDE – “Romans 1” from the Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:6-8

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do you not know

that the unrighteous

will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Do not be deceived:

neither the sexually immoral,

nor idolaters,

nor adulterers,

nor men who practice homosexuality,

nor thieves,

nor the greedy,

nor drunkards,

nor revilers,

nor swindlers

will inherit the kingdom of God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you.

But you were washed,

you were sanctified,

you were justified

in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

and by the Spirit of our God.

Song –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q21

What sort of Redeemer is needed

to bring us back to God?

One who is truly human

and also truly God.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-28

SERMON – “Idolatry and Sexual Immorality”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

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

OFFERING

Song –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

PRELUDE – “No Excuse” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 40:28a

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

Song –

Oh Our Lord” by Paul Baloche

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 31:6-7

Turn to him from whom people have deeply revolted,

O children of Israel.

For in that day everyone shall cast away

his idols of silver and his idols of gold,

which your hands have sinfully made for you.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ezekiel 36:25

I will sprinkle clean water on you,

and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses,

and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q20

Who is the Redeemer?

The only Redeemer

is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Song –

Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-25

SERMON – “False Gods”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

What Wondrous Love Is This?” by Alexander Means and William Walker

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

OFFERING

Song –

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father
And to the Son
And to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end

Amen, Amen

BENEDICTION – 1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of the ages,

immortal, invisible, the only God,

be honor and glory forever and ever.

Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Glory of God” by Shai Linne

The 12th District Police Department is putting on a Summer Fest for all area churches on SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at ADDAMS-MEDILL PARK (1301 W. 14TH ST.) There will be: Face Painting, Soccer Demos, Bingo Games, Basketball Games, Double Dutch, Food / Refreshments, Volleyball Prizes, Paw Patrol, and music by D.J. Donell.

PRELUDE – “For the Cause” by Keith & Kristyn Getty

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 67:1-5

LEADER:

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us,

EVERYONE:

that your way may be known on earth,

your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth.

LEADER:

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

Song –

Lord, Most High” by Don Harris and Gary Sadler

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ephesians 2:12

Remember that you were at [one] time separated from Christ,

alienated from the commonwealth of Israel

and strangers to the covenants of promise,

having no hope and without God in the world.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus

you who once were far off

have been brought near

by the blood of Christ.

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q19

Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

Yes, God reconciles us to himself

by a Redeemer.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-20

SERMON – “Why We Do Missions”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin

OFFERING

MISSIONARY COMMISSIONING

Song –

Facing a Task Unfinished (We Go to All the World)” by Ed Cash, Fionán De Barra, Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Samuel Wesley

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

Don’t forget that this Friday (6/9) the Mercy Team will be hosting a discussion on what makes for unity amidst diversity. 7:00 PM at The Meeting Place.

PRELUDE – “We Are Not Ashamed” by Andraé Crouch

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 1:19-21

May you know

what is the immeasurable greatness of God’s power

toward us who believe,

according to the working of his great might

that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead

and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,

far above all rule and authority and power and dominion,

and above every name that is named,

not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Song –

Forever” by Brian Johnson, Christ Black Gifford, Gabriel Wilson, Jenn Johnson, Joel Taylor, and Kari Jobe

CONFESSION OF SIN – Mark 8:38 and Matthew 7:22-23

Whoever is ashamed of me

and of my words

in this adulterous and sinful generation,

of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed

when he comes in the glory of his Father

with the holy angels.

On that day many will say to me,

‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,

and cast out demons in your name,

and do many mighty works in your name?’

And then will I declare to them,

‘I never knew you;

depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 3:23, 21-22

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested…

the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ

for all who believe.

Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – from the Heidelberg Catechism Q 60

How are you righteous before God?

Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.

Although my conscience accuses me

that I have grievously sinned

against all God’s commandments,

have never kept any of them,

and am still inclined to all evil,

yet God, without any merit of my own,

out of mere grace,

imputes to me

the perfect satisfaction,

righteousness, and holiness of Christ.

He grants these to me

as if I had never had nor committed

any sin,

and as if I myself had accomplished

all the obedience

which Christ has rendered for me,

if only I accept this gift

with a believing heart

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q18

Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?

No, God is righteously angry with our sins,

and will punish them

both in this life, and in the life to come.

Song –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:1-17

SERMON – “Unashamed of the Gospel”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

OFFERING

Song –

There Is Power in the Blood” by Lewis Ellis Jones

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “I Am Not Ashamed” by Psallos

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