October 1, 2017
In between our Mission series and returning to The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses, we’re taking one week to discuss the Gospel and race. Here’s how you can prepare:
1. Read through our text, Revelation 7:9–12.
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God is building a Kingdom where His glory is put on display and enjoyed by those whom He has redeemed from every nation, tribe, people, and language. This is a beautifully diverse Kingdom that God is building even now in and through His church, and it calls for a radical transformation in the way we engage with people who are not like us. Heavenly Father, let Your Kingdom come, let Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Revelation 5:12–14
Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)
Jesus We Love You (Hannah McClure, Paul McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
God of all nations, we praise you that in Christ
the barriers that have separated humanity are torn down.
Yet we confess our slowness to open our hearts and minds
to people of other lands, tongues, and races.
Deliver us from the sins of fear and prejudice,
that we may move toward the day
when all are truly one in Jesus Christ.
Rock Of Ages (Augustus Montague Toplady)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Isaiah 25:5–7
We Will Feast In The House Of Zion (Sandra McCracken, Joshua Moore)
GREETING, SERMON, COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
No Condemnation (Anthony Evans, Danielle Munizzi, Martha Munizzi)
The Lord’s Prayer (James Lepine)