Call to Worship: Psalm 67:1-3
Congregational Song: Psalm 24 - The King of Glory
Congregational Song: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Remembering the Reality of our Sin and the Saving Grace of God*
What is sin?
Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law—resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.
Will God allow our disobedience to God unpunished?
No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.
Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?
Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.
Who is the Redeemer?
The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.
Silent prayer for confession of sin and trust in the gospel of Christ
Scriptural Assurance of God’s Love for His People: Romans 5:8
Congregational Song: I Hear the Words of Love
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-21
Ministry of Prayer
Congregational Song: He Will Hold Me Fast
Ministry of the Word: "Pervasive Sin and Persistent Mercy" from 1 Samuel 2:12-36
Congregational Song: Come Praise and Glorify
Celebration of the Lord's Supper
Congregational Song: The Doxology
*From the New City Catechism, Questions 16 & 18-20