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 FINAL DAYS OF JESUS - The Mountain
CALL TO WORSHIP
People of God, worship the living God today! Remember that out of nothing God created the heavens and earth. Remember that God raised Jesus from the powerlessness of death to the power of his right hand.
We give you thanks, great God, for the hope we have in Jesus, who died but is risen and rules over all. Because he lives, we look for eternal life, knowing that nothing past, present, or yet to come can separate us from your great love made known in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Behold your God, who reigns now and forever!
(adapted from the Worship Sourcebook)
Song: Look and See
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
So often, we come together on a Sunday feeling weighed down by sin, reminded of our shortcomings before God. Every week at Redeemer we take time at this point in our gathering to confess our sin before God. When we're reminded of God's greatness and glory we're humbled to see our own sin and our need for God's grace. At the heart of the Gospel is repentance, so that's why we take a moment every week to repent together. Take a moment to confess to him now. God tells us in his word that since we have been raised with Christ, sin is no longer our master. Hear these words of assurance to us.
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.
Song: Before the Throne of God Above
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
As we finished off our sermon series in the final days of Jesus, Oli Simmons preached to us from Matthew 28:16-20. To listen to that sermon click here.
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 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: Here is Love
Song: Lamb of God
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.