HOW TO PREPARE FOR CROSSWAY GATHERED: SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2018.
WE ARE CallED to Worship
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name through Christ, our Lord.
The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy!
(Psalm 99:1-3,5,9, ESV)
Only A Holy God — Dustin Smith, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, & Rich Thompson
WE ADORE OUR GOD
Glorious and Mighty — Bob Kauflin, Joel Sczebel, & Todd Twining
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me. (Psalm 66: 16, 18 - 20, ESV)
In the strength of this assurance, let us confess our sins to God.
Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen
Shine into Our Night — Joel Sczebel
we are assured of our pardon
This is the message we have heard from God and proclaim to you, that God is light and in God there is no darkness at all. If we walk in the light, as God is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 2:5 - 10, ESV)
Man of Sorrows — Matt Crocker & Brooke Ligertwood
We pass the peace
Praise and honour alone belongs to the Son of Man, the suffering servant who bore our sins on the tree. By his suffering, we now have peace. The peace of Christ be with you all.
And also with you.
As God has given us peace through Christ, so let us pass the peace of Christ to each other.
We give our offering
God of every good and perfect gift, our gifts are not always good, and they are always imperfect. We give, knowing that our motives are mixed and our mission is unclear. Still, we offer these efforts with boldness, knowing that your love is stronger than our impurities and imperfections. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.
It Is Finished — Brian Eichelberger & Dustin Kensrue
We hear the word preached
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
(1 Corinthians 1:10 - 17, ESV)
we share the lords supper
Grace Alone — Dustin Kensrue