Lifespring Church—September 20, 2020
The Gospel According to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 17:6-9 The High Priestly Prayer: Those for whom Jesus prays (p 1073)
Call to Worship:London Baptist Confession 1689; 2.1 God and the Holy Trinity
The Lord our God is one, the only living and true God. He is self-existent and infinite in being and perfection. His essence cannot be understood by anyone but him. He is a perfectly pure spirit. He is invisible and has no body, parts, or changeable emotions. He alone has immortality, dwelling in light that no one can approach. He is unchangeable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, in every way infinite, absolutely holy, perfectly wise, wholly free, completely absolute. He works all things according to the counsel of his own unchangeable and completely righteous will for his own glory. He is most loving, gracious, merciful, and patient. He overflows with goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. He rewards those who seek him diligently. At the same time, he is perfectly just and terrifying in his judgments. He hates all sin and will certainly not clear the guilty.
*Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (p 425)
*O Father, You Are Sovereign (p 17)
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 2:10-13 (ESV 11??)
Confession of Sin:
Hear our words and our groanings, O Lord. Give attention to our cry for mercy.
You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. You destroy those who speak lies; you abhor the bloodthirsty and deceitful.
But, O Lord, we are evildoers. We are boastful, deceitful and bloodthirsty.
By your mercy alone, by the abundance of your steadfast love may we enter your house.
Because of your Son, O Lord, let us find refuge in you. Take away our sins and let us sing for joy.
Cover us with your favor as with a shield. For the sake of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon through The Gospel of Jesus Christ:
*The Love of God (p 91)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
*Be Thou My Vision (p 176)
New City Catechism Question 38: What is Prayer?Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.
Scripture Memory:Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.
Proclamation from Gods Word: John 17:6-9 The High Priestly Prayer: Those for whom Jesus prays (p 1073)
Response of Celebration and Faith
*O Church, Arise (p 353)