Lifespring Church—November 29, 2020
The Gospel According to John: Hear, Believe, and Live
John 19:1-15The Destrutive consequences of Politicalism (ESV 1075)
Call to Worship 1st Sunday of Advent: Advent means coming. We are preparing for the full coming of God’s Kingdom. We light this candle to point to the coming light of Christ.
Isaiah 2:4-5 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
*O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (p 218)
*Sing We Now of Christmas (p 229)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 24 (ESV 541)
Confession of Sin:Father in heaven, though you have come and won the decisive victory over the world , our sin and the devil, making peace between God and us; though you give promises and pictures of the end of all thing, the new heavens and new earth, and purposes for this life; though you provide all the power and help we need to live faithfully and joyfully, awaiting your second coming, we confess and admit that we, in our self-focused sin, look only at the discouraging events around us and turn to despair. We confess that, living in the fear of men, we look to any distraction we can, keeping us from the resources and balms that our ours through your Son Jesus Christ. Of father, forgive us, restore us, help us to obey you and abide in you. Thank you for your promises, and for your love. Turn our gaze Upward and forward. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon through The Gospel of Jesus Christ:
*I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (p 249)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
*Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence(p 215)
New City Catechism Question 48: What is the Church?God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together. God sends out this community to proclaim the gospel and prefigure Christ’s kingdom by the quality of their life together and their love for one another.
Scripture Memory:Hebrews 4:16Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace in a time of need
Proclamation from Gods Word: John 19:1-15 The Destrutive consequences of Politicalism (ESV 1075)
Response of Celebration and Faith
*Joy to the World!(p 224)