January 7, 2018
At Park Church this week, we celebrate Epiphany with a one-off sermon entitled Follow Jesus. Learn more about Epiphany and find corresponding resources for personal worship at The Christian Year. Here’s how you can prepare for this weekend!
1. Read through our text, Matthew 9:35–39.
In our text this week, Jesus goes throughout all the “cities and villages” of His region to teach, heal, and proclaim the Gospel. He encourages His disciples that the world is ready for the Gospel, but needs messengers of the Gospel sent to it. In the same way, He now goes throughout all the world, encouraging our request-prayers for “laborers” to persist.
Epiphany celebrates the fact that the Light has gone out into all the world. Let this be especially “real” and striking to we who are on the other side of the world from where Jesus first spoke these things!
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 23
House Of God Forever (Jon Foreman)
How Marvelous (I Stand Amazed) (Charles H. Gabriel)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Isaiah 53:4–6
Come Ye Sinners (Joseph Hart, arr. Robbie Seay)
All The Poor And Powerless (David Leonard, Leslie Jordan)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: John 9:10–11
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
O Christ Our True And Only Light (Johann Heermann, James Lepine, Joel Limpic)
Hallelujah, What A Savior (Bliss, Carter, Ivey, Suh arr. Austin Stone)