January 29, 2017
This is a weekly blog post with one purpose: to help those coming to Park’s Sunday gathering engage with the teaching and liturgy in a more meaningful way. We use this space to share in advance our Sunday’s liturgy: the scripture we’ll be studying, the songs we’ll be singing, and the prayers we’ll be praying together. We also share a handful of thoughts each week to help you use these things to prepare for the service.
This Sunday at Park, we’re in week 19 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here are a couple things you can do to prepare for this week’s service:
1. Read through our text, Acts 9:32–11:18.
The Church Calendar season of Epiphany, our current season, celebrates the marvelous truth that Jesus is the Savior of the whole world, and not Jews only. While that may seem obvious to the modern-day believer, it should be no less baffling to us today than it was to the disciples in Acts 11:18. Throughout history and in all of the Bible up to this point, God had chosen but one people—the Jews—to know Him and be His witnesses. Through the work of Jesus, we still marvel that “to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
2. Read, pray and sing through the service.
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 103:1–5
Fall Afresh (Jeremy Riddle)
Rising Sun (All Sons & Daughters)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Matthew 6:9–13
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)
I Love You Lord (Laurie Klien)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 10:9–13
SERMON & COMMUNION
Break Every Chain (Will Reagan)
Hallelujah, What A Savior (Philip P. Bliss, arr. Austin Stone)
BENEDICTION & SENDING