PRELUDE – “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” Casting Crowns

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP: Rev. 19:11-16

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse!

The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True,

and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems,

and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.

He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood,

and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.

And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure,

were following him on white horses.

From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations,

and he will rule them with a rod of iron.

He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, and Matthew Bridges

 

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Luke 3:2-6

the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

 And he went into all the region around the Jordan,

proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

Prepare the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled,

and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall become straight,

and the rough places shall become level ways,

and all flesh shall seethe salvation of God.’”

In light of the coming of the Kingdom of God, let’s take a moment to repent, and to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON –

Hear this assurance of Pardon from Luke 2:29-32 the words of Simeon, when he bore witness of the Incarnate Son:

“Lord, now you are letting your servantdepart in peace,

according to your word;

for my eyes have seen your salvation

that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

a light for revelation to the Gentiles,

and for glory to your people Israel.”

 Songs –

O Come O Come Emmanuel” by John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

 

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Romans 10:9

SCRIPTURE READING – Micah 3

SERMON – Micah 3 “The Perfect Prophet, Priest, and King”

LORD’S TABLE

Song(s) –

I Surrender All” by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter and Winfield Scott Weeden

Angels We Have Heard On High” by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Chadwick

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Washed by the Water” Needtobreathe