PRELUDE – “No Longer Slaves” by Brian Johnson, Joel Case, and Jonathan David Helser

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 

For we do not have a high priest 

who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, 

but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, 

that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge


Father in heaven, we thank you for the freedom you have given us through the life, death and resurrection of your Son.

 But we confess today that we often live like slaves. 

Instead of living like you delight in us, we avoid you in shame and guilt. 

Instead of receiving your favor as a gift, we try to earn it with our efforts. 

Instead of accepting your freedom, we prefer our chains. 

Instead of pursuing your purposes, we cling to our short-sighted agendas. 

Forgive us. Embrace us. Cleanse us. Heal us. 

We ask this in Jesus name. 


ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:34-39

Who is to condemn? 

Christ Jesus is the one who died

—more than that, who was raised—

who is at the right hand of God, 

who indeed is interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, 

or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, 

nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, 

nor anything else in all creation, 

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker


SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 3:1-10 

SERMON (Nathan) – “The Priest With Dirty Clothes”


Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry



Promises” by Maverick City Music



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