Lifespring Church—Sunday, October 14, 2018
The Gospel according to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 1:14-18 Jesus: God’s Dwelling (ESV 758)
Call to Worship: LBC 1689 8.2 The Son of God, the second person of the Holy Trinity, is truly and eternally God. He is the brightness of the Father’s glory, the same in substance and equal with him. He made the world and sustains and governs everything he has made. When the fullness of time came, he took upon himself human nature, with all the essential properties and common weaknesses of it but without sin. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit came down upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadowed her. Thus, he was born of a woman from the tribe of Judah, a descendant of Abraham and David in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Two whole, perfect, and distinct natures were inseparably joined together in one person, without converting one into the other or mixing them together to produce a different or blended nature. This person is truly God and truly man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and humanity.
- Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (p 327)
- I Sing the Mighty Power of God (p 26)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 (ESV 508)
- It Is Well with My Soul (p 407)
New City Catechism and Fighter Verse: Week 41: What is the Lord’s Prayer? Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Isaiah 43:1b-3a “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior
Prayer: Praises and Requests
Proclamation from God’s Word: John 1:14-18 Jesus: God’s Weslling (ESV 758)
Communion: All I Have is Christ (p 389)
Thanksgiving (Tithes and offerings)
- Doxology (p 440)