PRELUDE – “Upon a Life (feat. Sandra McCracken)” by Indelible Grace

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age?

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom,

it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

but we preach Christ crucified,

a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks,

Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men,

and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

For consider your calling, brothers:

not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,

not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;

God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

God chose what is low and despised in the world,

even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,

so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus,

who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

so that, as it is written,

“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, and Charles Wesley

CONFESSION OF SIN

EVERYONE:

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in Your will,
and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your Name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:21

For our sake God made Christ to be sin who knew no sin,

so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Song –

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 9:30 – 10:4

SERMON – “Zeal without Knowledge”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

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

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Daily Gospel” by Timothy Brindle

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