Welcome to the Sunday Gathering recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon). This blog gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you heard in the gathering or catch up if you weren’t able to be with us.
*The indented sections are responses read aloud by the congregation during the Gathering.
The Lion Roars - 2
CALL TO WORSHIP
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14)
Song: Come Praise and Glorify
Song: Everlasting God
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
So often we distance ourselves from God, we let our sin separate us from him and we don't see our need to return to him again. Every week at Redeemer we take time to do just that, to confess our sin before God and know his forgiveness towards us because of Jesus. Let's pray these words of confession together now.
Father forgive us for so regularly rejecting you, the giver of life. We confess that we are selfish creatures, so caught up in ourselves that we ignore your word and we ignore you. We don't love you in the way that we should, and we neglect to love those you have placed around us. Thank you that when we repent, you hear us, and have forgiven us in Christ. Help us to live in light of this truth as we seek to glorify you in all that we do.
Song: In Tenderness He Sought Me
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Tom Thrower preached the second of our series in Amos, The Lion Roars, looking at Amos 3 & 4. Click here to listen to that sermon.
Every week we want to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus. One of the great ways he has provided for us to remember the truth of the gospel is giving us communion. As we take the bread and the wine we remember what Jesus has done for us.
POST COMMUNION READING
Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.
We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.
With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.
We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.
Song: The Power of the Cross
Song: Mighty to Save
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, 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. (Philippians 2:4-8)
Song: Hallelujah What a Saviour
May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow. May he make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all his holy people. Amen
Peace be with you.
And also with you.