PRELUDE – “Love Move First” by Casting Crowns

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP  – Nehemiah 9:5-6

Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting.

Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

You are the Lord, you alone.

You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host,

the earth and all that is on it,

the seas and all that is in them;

and you preserve all of them;

and the host of heaven worships you.

Song –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN — Ezra 9:6-8

O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God,

for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads,

and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt.

And for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests

have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands,

to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to utter shame, as it is today.

 But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the Lord our God,

to leave us a remnant and to give us a secure hold within his holy place,

that our God may brighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our slavery.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:6-11

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—

though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—  

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.  

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood,

much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,

much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.  

More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Songs –

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

 

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 John 4:7-12

SERMON  – “God is Love”

Song –

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

LORD’S TABLE –

 Song —

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Oh, Great Love of God” by David Crowder Band