November 5, 2017
This Sunday at Park Church, we’ll be in our 36th and final week of The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses. Here’s how you can prepare for worship this week:
1. Read through our text, Acts 28:11–31.
This Gospel is the reality that King Jesus lived a life that Paul never could have lived and died a death that Paul deserved to die. He rose again to conquer the power of sin and death, giving us new life in Him. And now, He is building a Kingdom made of all languages, tribes, and nations. Jesus is a good King, and God’s Kingdom is for all people.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Isaiah 6:1–3
Praise To The Lord The Almighty (Joachim Neander, arr. Citizens)
Great Is The Lord (Joseph Pat Barrett, Daniel Bashta, Ben Smith)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From Yet I Sin in The Valley of Vision
Thou art good beyond all thought,
But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;
My lips are ready to confess,
but my heart is slow to feel,
and my ways reluctant to amend.
I bring my soul to thee;
break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.
Unmask to me sin’s deformity,
that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.
My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against thee;
as a rebel I have misused my strength,
and served the foul adversary of thy kingdom.
All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them cry pardon.
Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;
Give me the fullness of a godly grief that trembles and fears,
yet ever trusts and loves,
which is ever powerful, and ever confident;
Grant that through the tears of repentance
I may see more clearly the brightness
and glories of the saving cross.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: From Isaiah 6:6–7, Acts 13:38, Ephesians 1:7:
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”
Through Jesus Christ forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Oh Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher)
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)
Build My Life (Barrett, Kable, Martin, Redman, Younker)