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PRELUDE – “Romans 12” by Streetlights

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 4:2-11

A throne stood in heaven,

with one seated on the throne.

And he who sat there had the appearance

of jasper and carnelian,

and around the throne was a rainbow that the appearance

of an emerald.

Around the throne were twenty-four thrones,

and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders,

clothed in white garments,

with golden crowns on their heads.

From the throne came flashes of lightning,

and rumblings and peals of thunder,

and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire,

which are the seven spirits of God,

and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass,

like crystal.

And around the throne, on each side of the throne,

are four living creatures,

full of eyes in front and behind:

the first living creature like a lion,

the second living creature like an ox,

the third living creature with the face of a man,

and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings,

are full of eyes all around and within,

and day and night they never cease to say,

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,

who was and is and is to come!”

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks

to him who is seated on the throne,

who lives forever and ever,

the twenty-four elders fall down

before him who is seated on the throne

and worship him who lives forever and ever.

They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,

to receive glory and honor and power,

for you created all things,

and by your will they existed and were created.”

Song –

Our Great God” by Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that King Uzziah died

[the prophet Isaiah] saw the Lord sitting upon a throne,

high and lifted up;

and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim.

Each had six wings:

with two he covered his face,

and with two he covered his feet,

and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called,

and the house was filled with smoke.

And [he] said:

EVERYONE:

“Woe is me!

For I am lost;

for I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;

for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:6-7

Then one of the seraphim flew to [him],

having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

And he touched [his] mouth and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Song –

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

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

Song –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 12:1-8

SERMON – “Different Gifts”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

O My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister

OFFERING

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

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WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 40:6-9

A voice says, “Cry!”

And I said, “What shall I cry?”

All flesh is grass,

and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

The grass withers, the flower fades

when the breath of the Lord blows on it;

surely the people are grass.

The grass withers, the flower fades,

but the word of our God will stand forever.

Go on up to a high mountain,

O Zion, herald of good news;

lift up your voice with strength,

O Jerusalem, herald of good news;

lift it up, fear not;

say to the cities of Judah,

“Behold your God!”

Songs –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 138:6

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,

but the haughty he knows from afar.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Because of [God] 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 –

I Will Boast in Christ” by Reuben Morgan and Scott Ligertwood

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – James 1:9-11

SERMON – “The Christian and Boasting”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

OFFERING

Song –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE – “God Is Wise (Romans 11:33-36)” by Seeds Family Worship

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:1-9

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Songs –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

CONFESSION OF SIN – Daniel 9:4, 18, 19

EVERYONE:

O Lord, the great and awesome God…

we have sinned and done wrong

and acted wickedly and rebelled,

turning aside from your commandments and rules….

We do not present our pleas before you

because of our righteousness,

but because of your great mercy.

O Lord, hear;

O Lord, forgive.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18 (NIV)

Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives the transgression

of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.

Song –

No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:33-36

SERMON – “Doxology”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Song –

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)” by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Glory of God” by Shai Linne

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