Lifespring Church—Sunday, May 31, 2020
The Gospel According to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 14:15-24 Love and Obedience, in the Holy Spirit(ESV p1071)
Call to Worship: Psalm 136:1-16, 23-26 (p 333)
All Creatures of Our God and King (p 11)
Come, Praise and Glorify (p 44)
Scripture Reading: II Peter 1:1-15 (ESV p1206)
What Wondrous Love is This (p 190)
New City Catechism andFighter Verse:
Week 22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.
Scripture Memory:Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever retrains his lips is prudent
Prayer: Praises and Requests:
Proclamation from God’s Word:John 14:15-24 Love and Obedience, in the Holy Spirit (ESV p1071)
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 82: Where does Christ promise to nourish and refresh believers with his body and blood as surely as they eat this broken bread and drink this cup? Answer: In the institution of the Lord’s Supper: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. This promise is repeated by Paul in these words: Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
*There is a Fountain (p 301)
*O Church Arise (p 353)
Thanksgiving (Tithes and offerings)
Communion Benediction: Doxology (p 440)