Sunday Liturgy

February 5, 2023


Battle Belongs


Call to Worship

(Psalm 98:1–3)


Leader

Oh sing to the LORD a new song,

for he has done marvelous things!


All

His right hand and his holy arm

have worked salvation for him.


Leader

The LORD has made known his salvation;

he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.


All

He has remembered his steadfast love

and faithfulness to the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen

the salvation of our God! 


Praise the Lord Ye Heavens


Make Room


Prayer of Confession

Leader

Father, warm our indifferent hearts

which are often cool towards you

though you have been

immensely compassionate towards us.


All

Father, you have shown us great mercy

through the sacrifice of your Son.

You piled the awful weight of our sin on Jesus

and crushed him in our place,

so that through his atoning death

we could inherit every spiritual blessing imaginable.


Leader

But we confess that we often keep

the blessings of our salvation to ourselves.

We are blessed in order to be a blessing to others.

Yet we often find in ourselves

a cold, uncaring, unconcerned, and apathetic heart

which rejoices in our reconciliation to God,

but forgets we are only part

of his reconciliation of the whole world.


All

Holy Spirit, melt our stony hearts

with gratitude for the mercy we have received

until compassion and love flow out of us to others.

Help us to die to our own

desires, schedules, and agendas,

and open our eyes to see the people you want us to love,

with the good Word of the gospel,

and with the good works you prepared for us to do.


Assurance of Pardon

(Jeremiah 31:37; Romans 11:27; Hebrews 8:6, 12)


Leader

Thus says the LORD:

“If the heavens above can be measured,

and the foundations of the earth below can be explored,

then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel

for all that they have done, declares the LORD.”


All

Our Deliverer has come, saying,

“And this will be my covenant with them:

when I take away their sins."

Our Savior, Jesus Christ,

has obtained a most excellent ministry,

sent to be merciful toward our iniquities,

and remembering our sin no more!


Your Love Never Fails



The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power, and the glory forever. Amen



New City Catechism

Question 6


How can we glorify God?


We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.


Scripture Reading:  Romans 11:13-29


King of Kings


Benediction

Romans 11:33–36.


Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. 


Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above the Heavenly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen