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

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 5:7-8

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.

SONG –

 We Will Feast by Sandra McCracken

CONFESSION OF SIN – Haggai 1:7-11

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 

Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, 

that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord. 

You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. 

And when you brought it home, I blew it away. 

Why? declares the Lord of hosts.

 Because of my house that lies in ruins, 

while each of you busies himself with his own house. 

Therefore, the heavens above you have withheld the dew, 

and the earth has withheld its produce. 

And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, 

on the grain, the new wine, the oil, 

on what the ground brings forth, 

on man and beast, 

and on all their labors.”

In light of the ways we ignore the household of God in solely caring for our own welfare, let’s take a moment to repent of our sins and commit ourselves again towards the work of God’s kingdom.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF CARE – Matt. 6:25-33

Jesus tells those who have trusted in him in Matt. 6:25-33

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, 

what you will eat or what you will drink, 

nor about your body, what you will put on. 

Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, 

and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 

Are you not of more value than they? 

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[g]

And why are you anxious about clothing? 

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 

yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, 

which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, 

will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 

‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 

For the Gentiles seek after all these things, 

and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, 

and all these things will be added to you.

SONGS – 

Jesus, Strong and Kind by CityAlight 

All Glory Be to Christ by Nomads + Natives

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Haggai 2:1-9 

SERMON (Nathan) – “Work For I Am With You”

SONG –

His Mercy is More by Matt Boswell

LORD’S TABLE (Nathan) – 

SONG— 

Doxology

BENEDICTION (Theo)

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Theo)

POSTLUDE – “Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

PRELUDE —  “You Hold It All Together” by All Sons and Daughters

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 149

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
    he adorns the humble with salvation.
Let the godly exult in glory;
    let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats
    and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations
    and punishments on the peoples,
to bind their kings with chains
    and their nobles with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment written!
    This is honor for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Let’s confess our sins together. Read this prayer with me.

Gracious God,

 we confess that we have longed too much for the comforts of this world. We have loved the gifts more than the giver. 

In your mercy, help us to see 

that all the things we pine for are shadows, but you are substance; 

that they are quicksands, but you are mountain; 

that they are shifting, but you are anchor. 

We plead your forgiveness on the merits of Jesus Christ. 

Accept his worthiness for our unworthiness, 

his sinlessness for our transgressions, 

his fullness for our emptiness, 

his glory for our shame, 

his righteousness for our dead works, 

his death for our life. 

We pray in Jesus name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Jeremiah 31:31-34

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, 

when I will make a new covenant 

with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 

not like the covenant that I made with their fathers 

on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, 

my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, 

declares the Lord. 

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: 

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. 

And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, 

saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, 

from the least of them to the greatest, 

declares the Lord. 

For I will forgive their iniquity, 

and I will remember their sin no more.”

SONGS – 

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Haggai 1:1-15 

SERMON (Nathan) – “Working on the House of the Lord”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend           

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

 “O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Because He Lives” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE —  “All Who Are Thirsty” by Brenton Brown

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
    I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
    I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

SONG –

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

CONFESSION OF SIN – Dan. 9:18-19

When Daniel saw the judgement of God upon his people, he prayed

O my God, incline your ear and hear. 

Open your eyes and see our desolations, andthe city that is called by your name. 

For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, 

but because of your great mercy. 

O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. 

O Lord, pay attention and act. 

Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, 

because your city and your people are called by your name.”

Let’s take a moment to also confess our sins and repent before the Lord our God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ps. 103:8-12

Hear this assurance of Pardon from Ps. 103:8-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

SONGS – 

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

I Have a Maker” by Tommy Walker

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Gen. 12:1-19 

SERMON (Yong) – “The Call of the Christian”

SONG –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts           

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

 “Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega

PRELUDE —  “10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 5:7-8

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
    will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

Merciful Lord, we confess that with us there is an abundance of sin, 

but in you there is the fullness of righteousness and abundance of mercy. 

We are spiritually poor, but you are rich 

and in Jesus Christ came to be merciful to the poor. 

Strengthen our faith and trust in you. 

We are empty vessels that need to be filled; fill us. 

We are weak in faith; strengthen us. 

We are cold in love; warm us, and make our hearts fervent for you 

that our love may go out to one another and to our neighbors. 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Eph. 2:4-7

Hear this assurance of Pardon

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions

—it is by grace you have been saved. 

 And God raised us up with Christ 

and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 

in order that in the coming ages 

he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, 

expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

SONGS – 

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING –Psalm 90 

SERMON (Di) – “The Value Of Life Is Upon The Eternal God”

SONG –

“Our God Our Help in Ages Past” by William Croft    

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken

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