March 11, 2018
We’re in our ninth week of Genesis, discussing God’s foundational worldview for His people and their purpose in His world.
As a quick reminder, we’re still in the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter where we make our hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ passion and celebrating Jesus’ resurrection. As you pray and worship during Lent, check out The Christian Year for some resources we’ve created and curated—we’ve finished and added a new song for you since the beginning of Lent! In the meantime, here are a couple ways you can prepare for this Sunday at Park:
1. Read through our text, Genesis 12–23.
Keeping promises and commitments is a perpetual challenge. Our world is always full of “new” options and believable opportunities for increasing our potential. There usually appears to be greener grass that we could run toward instead of what we’ve already said “yes” to. This week in Genesis 15, we get a glimpse of how God, at all costs, keeps His commitments. Period.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Matthew 11:28–30, Lenten Welcome (From Immanuel Nashville):
To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who mourn and long for comfort,
To all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares,
To all who fail and desire strength,
To all who sin and need a Savior,
This church opens wide her doors
with a welcome from Jesus Christ,
the Ally of His enemies, the Defender of the guilty,
the Justifier of the inexcusable, the Friend of sinners.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obediah Chisholm, William Marion Runyan)
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
Merciful God, You made us in Your image,
with a mind to know You, a heart to love You,
and a will to serve You.
But our knowledge is imperfect,
our love inconstant, our obedience incomplete.
Day by day, we fail to grow in Your likeness.
In Your tender love, forgive us through Jesus Christ, our Lord, amen.
Oh God (Zach Bolen)
One Thing Remains (Christa Black, Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Lamentations 3:22–25
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Reckless Love (Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver, Ran Jackson)
Yes And Amen (Anthony Brown, Chris McClarney, Nate Moore)