November 19, 2017
We’re in week two of The Spirit and the Church, our three-week follow-up to The Book of Acts: You Will Be My Witnesses where we’re discussing the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church’s mission. Here’s how you can prepare for this week:
1. Read through our text, 1 Corinthians 12–13.
The text teaches us that Jesus gives His church diverse gifts of the Spirit so that we can embody the love of God for the good of all people.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: From James 1:16–18
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Matt Boswell, Martin Luther)
O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Benjamin Hastings, Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
who sent the promised power of the Holy Spirit
to fill disciples with willing faith:
We confess that we resist the force of Your Spirit among us,
that we are slow to serve You
and reluctant to spread the good news of Your love.
God, have mercy on us.
Forgive our divisions
and by Your Spirit draw us together.
Inflame us with a desire to do Your will
and be Your faithful people
for the sake of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 8:14–17
No Longer Slaves (Joel Case, Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson)
Revive Us Again (Charlie Hall, John J. Husband, William P. Mackay, Dustin Ragland)
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Fall Afresh (Jeremy Riddle)
Set A Fire (Will Reagan)