Lifespring Church—Sunday, August 18, 2019
The Gospel according to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 8:33-36 Slaves to Sin (ESV 1063)
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.
*For the Beauty of the Earth (p 429)
*A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (p 53)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 21:8-21 (ESV 18)
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:
*Fairest Lord Jesus (p 107)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
*What Wondrous Love Is This (p 190)
New City Catechism Q33: Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? No, they should not, as everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ. To seek salvation through good works is a denial that Christ is the only Redeemer and Savior.
Scripture Memory: Psalm 139:18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Proclamation from Gods Word: John 8:33-36 Slaves to Sin (ESV 1063)
Response of Celebration and Faith
*All Glory Be to Christ (p 133)