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
TREASURING THE GOSPEL:
Distorting the gospel
CALL TO WORSHIP
O LORD, we give our lives to you. We trust in you, our God!
Show us the right path, O LORD; point out the road for us to follow.
Lead us by your truth and teach us, for you are the God who saves.
All day long, help us to put our hope in you. Amen.
Song: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Song: How Great is Our God
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
God tells us in his word that even though we have known him, we haven't given him the glory and honour he deserves. Daily, we exchange the truth about God for a lie, worshipping and serving created things rather than Him, our creator God. Let's pray these words together as a corporate confession to God now:
Heavenly Father, forgive us for exchanging the truth about you for a lie. We ask that you would lead us back to the truth of the Gospel. Help us to abide in your word, knowing that the truth of your word is what sets us free. Amen.
(Based on Romans 1:21-25; John 8:31)
Song: Lead us Back
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Tom Thrower preached to us this week from 2 Timothy 3:1-9 on how the gospel can be distorted. You can find this sermon and the other sermons in this series 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: When I Survey
Song: Mighty to Save
We know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we
can know the true God.
Now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
(1 John 5:20)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.