HOW TO PREPARE FOR CROSSWAY GATHERED: JANUARY 21ST, 2018
Call to Worship
Look What God Has Done – by Brian Eichelberger, Cam Huxford, & Zach Bolen
WE ADore God
Psalm 145 – by Brian Eichelberger & Dustin Kensrue
Have Mercy On Me – by Dale Bischof & Pat Sczebel
We have been pardoned of our sin
By true faith in Jesus Christ, I am right with God and heir to life everlasting.
Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even though I am still inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without my deserving it at all, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me.
All I need to do is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart.
—from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A’s 59-60
We pass the peace
25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:25
We have peace with God and one another. Crossway, Peace be with you.
And also with you.
We give thanks
Chist Is Risen – by Mia Fieldes & Matt Maher
we hear the word preached
Reading of Psalm 119: ה (He)
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. 38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. 39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. 40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!
Your Words of Life – by Joel Sczebel & Pat Sczebel
Mark 8:34-9:1 (The Cost of Discipleship)
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. 9:1 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
we share the lords supper
Lord Of Lords – by Brooke Frase