Lifespring Church—Sunday, April 11, 2021
I Timothy: Basic Teaching for the Normal Christian Life
I Timothy 1:1-2 The Greetings of the family of God(ESV 1177)
Call to Worship:(a Westminster Creed) I believe God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth; I believe there is but one true and living God; that there are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are all God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; I believe God’s purpose is eternal, having foreordained whatever comes to pass; that God made all things of nothing, by the word of His power, in the space of six days, and all very good; and that God preserves and governs all His creatures and all their actions.
Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed! (p 308)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (p 53)
Scripture Reading: Acts 9:1-19 (ESV 1090)
Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners (p 206)
New City Catechism andFighter Verse:
Week 15: Since no one can keep the law, what is it’s purpose?That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.
Scripture Memory:Proverbs 12:6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.
Prayer: Praises and Requests
Proclamation from God’s Word:I Timothy 1:1-2 The Greetings of the family of God(ESV 1177)
Covenant Renewal: Confession and Communion
Dear Father, you alone are Holy and not limited by creation’s categories, by rebellious angels nor by our or all of mankind’s sin. You are not fallen in any way or diminished in your glory or holiness. This is the opposite of us. We are weak and fallen. Rebels, we bear the guilt and shame of our own refusal to fear you and instead worship and fear the inventions and affirmations of fellow mankind. Your word is clear, we deserve and have earned your righteous judgment. Forgive us, thank you for the Covenant promise and fulfillment of the meritorious work of Jesus Christ. Thank you for sending a holy sacrifice to completely justify us. Father, help us, in our remaining days, to put off the old self and worship you in the newness of the redeemed life. Help us to honestly come before you in humility. Help us, in repentance, to move towards others with acts of forgiveness and service. Help us to speak the truth to ourselves, our fellow Christians and the world around us. Help us to love your holy law. In Jesus Name, Amen.
*Jesus Paid It all (p 281)
*All I Have Is Christ (p 389)
Thanksgiving (Tithes and offerings)
*Doxology (p 440)