Lifespring Church—Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Gospel according to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 9:8-34 Blindness and Sight (ESV 1064)
Call to Worship: The Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father.Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.His kingdom will never end. And we believe in the Holy Spirit,the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.
*These Great Things (p 32)
*O God, Our Help in Ages Past (p 55)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 42:10-17 (ESV 716)
Confession of Sin: Lord Jesus, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, and of neglect to seek you in my daily life. My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations, but I thank you that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ. Deliver me from every evil habit, every interest of former sins, everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me, everything that prevents me taking delight in you. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon through The Gospel of Jesus Christ:
*Arise, My Soul, Arise (p 291)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
*’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (p 179)
New City Catechism Q37: How does the Holy Spirit help us? The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.
Scripture Memory: Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Proclamation from Gods Word: John 9:8-34 Blindness and Sight (ESV 1064)
Response of Celebration and Faith
*The Church’s One Foundation (p 354)