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What's Happening this Sunday: January 12, 2014

January 8, 2014 by Mike Juday 0 comments

Posted in: Preparation for Gathered Worship

SERMON

This Sunday, we will be in our second week of Illuminate: The Revealing Light of the Gospel. If you weren't able to attend last week, here is the sermon The Light of God. We saw how God reveals truth to us today. This Sunday, we'll look at how the same light of the gospel transforms our lives today. Is God changing and growing us or is He a distant or indifferent god? Gabe deGarmeaux will be preaching from John 8:12 and 1 John 1:5-10

 

LITURGY

Reflect on our confession for this Sunday.

Our Father in heaven, we thank you
That you have led us into the light.
We thank you for sending the Savior
To call us from death to life.
We confess that we were dead in sin
Before we heard his call,
But when we heard him, like Lazarus, we arose.
But, O Father, the grave clothes bind us still.
Old habits that we cannot throw off,
Old customs that are so much a part of our lives
That we are helpless to live the new life
That Christ calls us to live.
Your word tells us to cast off all worldliness
And put on righteousness.
We put this on our own shoulders,
Trying to be righteous on our own
But just like a diet,
We hit our limit and binge on our past sinfulness
Drinking and eating our fill
Till we are overwhelmed by guilt
That propels us into a ripetide of shame,
Pulling us further from the shore of Your grace.
If only we would stand
On the rock beneath our feet,
That is Jesus Christ,
Your shore would be the dry sand
Between our toes.
Your love is constant
And Your mercy is deeper than the sea.
Forgive us our sins
And bring us back to the shore of Your love.

from The Worship Sourcebook and Scarlet City Church

 

WORSHIP SONGS

Amazing Grace (God of Grace) - (Arrangement by The Modern PostA new arrangement of an old hymn, God's grace is at the forefront of our minds and our hearts.

Rock of Ages - (Arrangment by Dustin Kensrue) Words written by Augustus Montague Toplady in 1776. This hymn declares that salvation and righteousness is only possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4. This is a new version of this hymn. SCC will typically have multiple arrangements for the same songs. We do this in order to make the words and message new to us over and over again.

Death in his Grave - A poetic song that personifies death and celebrates that Jesus Christ has killed death. Because Christ has killed death, only through Christ are we able to obtain eternal life with God. Christ has paid our wages!!!

Beautiful Things - We were once filthy and dead in our sins. But through the sacrifice of Christ, we have been made into beautiful things. Just as God breathed life into dust, forming Adam (Genesis 2:7), God breaths life into us, making us beautiful. 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

We pray together at 10am every Sunday before the worship gathering. All are welcome to join. Please make sure to show up before 10:30am to have more time of fellowship and to receive the fullness of the presentation of the gospel. See you on Sunday!!!

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