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What's Happening this Sunday: December 8, 2013

December 5, 2013 by Mike Juday 0 comments

Posted in: Preparation for Gathered Worship

SERMON

Gabe deGarmeaux will be preaching from Acts 5:1-11. In this passage, we see a family disobey God by trying to hide some of their money from the church. How do you think God's people should respond? How do you think God responded? When we read the passage, we see that God killed the man and his wife. Why would God do such a thing? Are we deserving of the same punishment when we disobey God? Join us on Sunday to learn more.

 

LITURGY

This time of year, pre-Christmas December, we celebrate Advent together. "Advent" literraly means "coming" and it is in this season that we anxiously await and anticipate the coming of our promised Savior. Through the liturgy, will be celebrating components of advent woven throughout our normal order. 

Call to Confession

The size of sin is so big it causes a cosmic fraction and Hell is the only relevant response to righteous reaction
This is what our sinful actions actually earned us,
BUT GOD took upon himself the weight of sin reserved for us;
a weight so significant that only the blood of an innocent one is acceptable and worthy
So rather than make light of it or minimize the size of it, we should marvel at the magnitude of mercy
- The Size of Sin by Beautiful Eulogy

Prayer of Confession

It is Advent. It is the season in which we prepare our hearts to welcome Christ, who is the bringer of all peace.
We confess to you the ways in which
we block the peace of Christ in our lives.
The rushing and scurrying to get things done,
The worry about the little details,
The financial burdens we put on ourselves,
The impatience and irritability we feel and take out on one another,
The bickering and quarreling we get into because we are too busy,
Though we make ourselves less than peaceful at this time of the year, your peace is always there for us.

Assurance of our salvation

The truth is that we are in desperate need of a savior. We are unable to save ourselves from our imperfection. BUT GOD, being rich in mercy sent us a savior in the form of a child thus we are able to rejoice! Hear this from the gospel of Matthew

"She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name emmanuel”
(which means, God with us).
- Matthew 1:21-23

 

WORSHIP SONGS

Holy, Holy, Holy - Words written by Riginald Heber in 1826 and based on Revelation 4:8-11. This is a great hymn of pure adoration. As we start our mornings, it's vital that we adore of Father.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel - A hymn that perfectly communicates the season of Advent: yearning for the coming of God. The author is unkown, circa 12th century. This hymn is rich with multiple prophetic themes. Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 11:1, Luke 1:78, Isaiah 22:22, Isaiah 9:6. 

O Holy Night - Words written by Placide Cappeau in 1847. A popular Christmas hymn, especially in the west, this common song is littered with the gospel message. The author speaks of our dire need of a Savior, recounts the birth of Christ, and all that Christ has brought us!

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing - Written in 1739 by John Wesley. This hymn is both a song of praise and of petition. As we praise God and recall all His works, specifically through Christ, we also ask that God would assist to proclaim His majesty among the world

 

Please join us at 10am to pray together for our worship gathering. All are welcome. See you on Sunday morning!!!

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