Majestic Grace Worship flow

September 27, 2020

 

Hymn: #821 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (vv.1-2) 

Invocation, Confession & Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: #821 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (vv.3-4) 

Prayers: Celebrate | Live | Serve | Share

The Lord's Prayer

Hymn: #821 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (v.5) 

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 68:5-6 (NIV) 

New Testament Reading: Ephesians 1:3-6 (NLT) 

New Testament Reading: Romans 8:1-17 (NLT) 

Alleluia Verse

Holy Gospel: Luke 15: 20b, 22-24 (ESV) 

Apostles' Creed

Good News for Children

Hymn: #709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Message

ECC Recognition of Service & Installation

True Riches Verse: Matthew 6:10, 33

Benediction

Hymn: #725 Children of the Heavenly Father

NewSong Worship Flow

September 20, 2020


Welcome/ Matters of Importance

ECC Recognition of Service and Installation

Our God Saves

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:3-6 NLT  

Marvelous Light

Confession & Forgiveness  

King Of My Heart

Prayers: Celebrate | Live | Serve | Share

Lord's Prayer

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-17

Good News for Children  

Good Good Father

Message

No Longer Slaves

True Riches Verse: Matthew 6:10, 33

Blessing

Sermon Scriptures

September 27, 2020


Psalm 68:5-6 (NIV) 

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. 

God sets the lonely in families,

he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. 

 

Ephesians 1:3-6 (NLT) 

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 

 

Romans 8:1-17 (NLT) 

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. 

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. 

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. 

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. 

 

Luke 15: 20b, 22-24 (ESV) 

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

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