October 22, 2017
We’re in week 34 of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here’s how you can prepare for worship:
1. Read through our text, Acts 23:23—26:32.
Paul’s journey continues as a prisoner for the Gospel, taking him all the way to King Agrippa, one of the rulers of the Roman Empire. Through many accusations, questions, and potential death sentences, Paul’s message is unflinching: “To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles” (v. 26:22–23).
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 148:1–6
All Creatures Of Our God And King (William Henry Draper, St. Francis of Assisi)
Yes And Amen (Anthony Brown, Chris McClarney, Nate Moore)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
Almighty God, You have raised Jesus from the grave
and crowned Him Lord of all.
We confess that we have not bowed before Him
or acknowledged His rule in our lives.
We have gone along with the way of the world
and failed to give Him glory.
Forgive us and raise us from sin,
that we may be Your faithful people,
obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who rules the world and is head of the church, His body.
How Majestic (Brian Eichelberger)
It Is Well With My Soul (Horatio G. Spafford, Philip P. Bliss)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher)
In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)