Lifespring Church—Sunday, February 23, 2020
The Gospel According to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 13:18-30 The Betrayer and his Betrayal (ESV p1070)
Call to Worship: I Peter 1:3-9 (p 114)
We Come, O Christ, to You (p 111)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (p 2)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1-15 (ESV p3)
O Great God (p 35)
New City Catechism andFighter Verse:
Week 8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.
Scripture Memory:Proverbs 9:10-11The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me you days will be multiplies, and years will be added to your life.
Prayer: Praises and Requests:
Proclamation from God’s Word: John 13:18-30 The Betrayer and his Betrayal (ESV p1070)
Confession of Sin: We confess, our Father, that we do not live up to the family name. We are more ready to resent than to forgive, more ready to manipulate than to serve, more ready to fear than to love, more ready to keep our distance than to welcome, more ready to compete than to help. At the root of this behavior is unbelief and pride. We do not love one another as we should, because we do not believe that you love us as you do. Forgive us our cold unbelief. And make more vivid to us the meaning and depth of your love at the cross. Show us what it cost you to give up your Son that we might believe and know that we are your sons and daughters. We ask this in the name of Jesus our righteousness. Amen.
An Orthrodox Catechism Question 81:What does it mean to eat the crucified body of Christ and to drink his poured-out blood? Answer: It means to accept with a believing heart the entire suffering and death of Christ and by believing to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life. But it means more. Through the Holy Spirit, who lives both in Christ and in us, we are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body. And so, although he is in heaven and we are on earth, we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. And we forever live on and are governed by one Spirit, as members of our body are by one soul.
*Here is Love(p185)
*The Power of the Cross (p 272)
Thanksgiving (Tithes and offerings)
Communion Benediction: Doxology (p 440)