Lifespring Church—Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Gospel according to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 3:19-21 The Light and the Love of Darkness (ESV 760)
Call to Worship: 3rd 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 ….
O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
- Sing We Now of Christmas (p 229)
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (p 216)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1-19 (ESV ??)
Confession of Sin: Merciful God, always
Assurance in The Gospel of Jesus Christ
- What Child Is This? (p 230)
Thanksgiving: Tithes and offerings
- Good Christian Men, Rejoice (p 226)
New City Catechism Q50: What does Christ’s Resurrection mean for us? Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.
Scripture Memory: John 3:19-21 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
Proclamation from Gods Word–John 3:19-21 The Light and the Love of Darkness (ESV 760)
Response of Celebration and Faith
- Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (p 23)