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PRELUDE – “Exult in the Savior’s Birth” by Matt Boswell

LIGHTING OF THIRD ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 22:13, 20

I am the Alpha and the Omega,

the first and the last,

the beginning and the end.

Surely I am coming soon.

EVERYONE:

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Colossians 1:19-22

In [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

and through him to reconcile to himself all things,

whether on earth or in heaven,

making peace by the blood of his cross.

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind,

doing evil deeds,

he has now reconciled in his body of flesh

by his death,

in order to present you holy and blameless

and above reproach before him.

Song –

Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q44

What is baptism?

Baptism is the washing with water

in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Song –

O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Lewis Henry Redner and Phillips Brooks

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:15-23

SERMON – “Slaves to Righteousness”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

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

OFFERING

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Silent Night” by Lauren Daigle

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PRELUDE – “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Sara Groves

LIGHTING OF SECOND ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:6

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Song –

O Come All Ye Faithful” by C. Frederick Oakeley and John Francis Wade

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 2:4

God’s kindness is meant

to lead you to repentance.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 8:34-36

Truly, truly, I say to you,

everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

The slave does not remain in the house forever;

the son remains forever.

So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q43

What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Baptism

and the Lord’s Supper.

Song –

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:15-23

SERMON – “Slaves to Righteousness”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Take My Life (Holiness)” by Scott Underwood

I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin

OFFERING

Song –

Here I Am to Worship” by Tim Hughes

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “What Shall We Say, Pt. 1” by Psallos

PRELUDE – “Love Came Down at Christmas” by Jars of Clay

LIGHTING OF FIRST ADVENT CANDLE – John 12:46

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Matthew 1:18-21

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.

When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph,

before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.

And her husband Joseph,

being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame,

resolved to divorce her quietly.

But as he considered these things,

behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife,

for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

She will bear a son,

and you shall call his name Jesus,

for he will save his people from their sins.”

Song –

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,

that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed.

Song –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and our salvation,

came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q42

How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

With diligence, preparation, and prayer;

so that we may accept it with faith,

and practice it in our lives.

Song –

What Child Is This?” by William Chatterton Dix

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:1-14

SERMON – “No Longer a Slave to Sin”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

OFFERING

Song –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

hanPRELUDE – “Romans 6” by Streetlights

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let the house of Aaron say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

Let those who fear the Lord say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:14b-15, 17

We have concluded this:

that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

and he died for all,

that those who live might no longer live for themselves

but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.

The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q41

What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 6:1-4

SERMON – “Dead Indeed, Alive and Free”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Hallelujah What a Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss

Cornerstone” by Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury

OFFERING

Song –

Glorious Christ” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS & BABY BLESSING

POSTLUDE – “Liberty” by Shane & Shane

PRELUDE – “This My Soul” by The Gray Havens

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-3

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

whom he has redeemed from trouble

and gathered in from the lands,

from the east and from the west,

from the north and from the south.

Song –

The Steadfast Love” by Edith McNeill

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

“I Bend My Knees Again” by Randy and Terry Butler

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:12, 13, 15 (NIV)

Remember that at [one] time you were separate from Christ…

without hope and without God in the world.

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away

have been brought near by the blood of Christ….

His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q40

What should we pray?

The whole word of God directs us in what we should pray.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 5:12-21

SERMON – “How Things Are Put Right with the World”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

OFFERING

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE – “O Praise the Name” by This Hope

PRELUDE – “Romans 5” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Genesis 1:1-3, 31a

In the beginning,

God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was without form and void,

and darkness was over the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God was hovering

over the face of the waters.

And God said,

“Let there be…”

And there was…

And God saw everything that he had made,

and behold,

it was very good.

Song –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Genesis 1:27, 2:16-17, 3:6, 8-9

God created man in his own image…

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying,

“You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

you shall not eat,

for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

[But] the woman…

took of its fruit and ate,

and she also gave some to her husband

who was with her,

and he ate.

…And the man and his wife hid themselves

from the presence of the LORD God…

But the LORD God called to the man and said to him,

“Where are you?”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Genesis 3:21

And the LORD God made

for Adam and for his wife

garments of skins

and clothed them.

Song –

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q39

With what attitude should we pray?

With love, perseverance, and gratefulness.

Song –

The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 5:12-14

SERMON – “Why Things are Wrong with the World”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

OFFERING

Song –

Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

BENEDICTION

PARENTAL VOWS & BABY BLESSING

POSTLUDE – “In Adam All Die” by Shai Linne

PRELUDE – “How Great Is Your Love” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 66:1-4

Shout for joy to God, all the earth;

sing the glory of his name;

give to him glorious praise!

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.

All the earth worships you

and sings praises to you;

they sing praises to your name.”

Song –

No Other Name” by Doug Engquist, Freddy Rodriguez, Laurie Engquist

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ephesians 2:1-3

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

in which you once walked,

following the course of this world,

following the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience –

among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,

carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,

and were by nature children of wrath,

like the rest of mankind.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-9

But God,

being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ –

by grace you have been saved –

and raised us up with him

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

so that in the coming ages

he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace

in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith.

And this is not your own doing;

it is the gift of God,

not a result of works,

so that no one may boast.

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q38

What is prayer?

Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God.

Song –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 5:1-11

SERMON – “How God Shows His Love”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Deep (O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus)” by Daelsson

PRELUDE – “A Sure Hope” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 57:15

Thus says the One who is high and lifted up,

who inhabits eternity,

whose name is Holy:

“I dwell in the high and holy place,

and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly,

and to revive the heart of the contrite.

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

The Steadfast Love” by Edith McNeill

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 13:5-6

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

So we can confidently say,

EVERYONE:

“The Lord is my helper;

I will not fear;

what can man do to me?”

Song –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 37

How does the Holy Spirit help us?

The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin,

and he enables us to pray

and to understand God’s Word.

Song –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 5:1-5

SERMON – “Rejoicing in Sufferings”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

OFFERING

Song –

Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, and Matt Redman

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Love Will Bring You Home” by Sandra McCracken

PRELUDE – “Romans 4” by Streetlights

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Philippians 2:6-11

Though Christ Jesus was in the form of God,

he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself,

by taking the form of a servant,

being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form,

he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,

even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), Chapter 11

Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies,

not by infusing righteousness into them,

but by pardoning their sins,

and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous;

not for anything wrought in them, or done by them,

but for Christ’s sake alone;

not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing,

or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness;

but by imputing Christ’s active obedience unto the whole law,

and passive obedience in his death

for their whole and sole righteousness by faith,

which faith they have not of themselves; it is the gift of God.

Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness,

is the alone instrument of justification;

yet it is not alone in the person justified,

but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces,

and is no dead faith, but works by love.

God continues to forgive the sins of those that are justified,

and although they can never fall from the state of justification,

yet they may, by their sins, fall under God’s fatherly displeasure;

and in that condition

they have not usually the light of his countenance restored unto them,

until they humble themselves,

confess their sins,

beg pardon,

and renew their faith and repentance.

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:8-9

If we say we have no sin,

we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q36

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

That he is God,

coeternal with the Father and the Son.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:13-25

SERMON – “Written for Our Sake”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

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

OFFERING

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hasta Acabar Mi Viaje” by Jesus Adrian Romero

PRELUDE – “Trinity Song” by Sandra McCracken

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 1:3, 13-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has blessed us in Christ

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

In him you also,

when you heard the word of truth,

the gospel of your salvation,

and believed in him,

were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

who is the guarantee of our inheritance

until we acquire possession of it,

to the praise of his glory.

Song –

Father We Adore You” by Terrye Coelho

CONFESSION OF SIN – Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.

Everything is uncovered and laid bare

before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us,

that we should be called children of God;

and so we are.

Song –

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q35

Since we are redeemed by grace alone,

through faith alone,

where does this faith come from?

From the Holy Spirit.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:13-22

SERMON – “Justification, the Law, and Promise”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Standing On the Promise (Medley)” by Selah

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