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
ROMANS - Judgement
CALL TO WORSHIP
Sing joyfully to the LORD, it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the LORD and make music to him. Sing to him a new song!
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.
Song: Look and See
Song: This is Amazing Grace
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds we have been healed.”
(1 Peter 2:22-24)
Song: Lead us Back
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week we were back in our Romans sermon series and Gary Aston preached to us from Romans 2:1-11 on the judgement of God. 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 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: Hallelujah What A Saviour
Song: The Lion and the Lamb
Heavenly Father, we thank you that you are a good and faithful God, thank you that you are a just God who has taken it upon himself to act against all of the injustice and wrongdoing in this World.
Affirm our faith in the knowledge that Jesus took the judgement we deserved, even whilst we were still sinners, so that we could be made right with you. Thank you that we can know relationship with you. Help us to rejoice in this truth as we look forward to Jesus' return. Amen.
Song: New Again
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.