March 18, 2018
This is the tenth week of Genesis at Park Church, discussing God’s foundational worldview for His people and their purpose in His world. Here’s how you can prepare for worship:
1. Read through our text, Genesis 13–21.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18-19 stands as a disturbingly dark narrative in the midst of a longer section about God’s gracious promise to restore the world. Why is this story here in Genesis and what does it have to do with God’s promise? The story serves as a declaration that God’s unbreakable promise to restore the world includes both the just judgment of sin and the merciful deliverance of those who turn to Him.
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.
Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson, John Wyeth arr. Shane & Shane)
Yet Even Now (Joel Limpic)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
Most merciful God
whose Son, Jesus Christ,
was tempted in every way,
yet was without sin,
we confess before You our own sinfulness;
we have hungered after that which does not satisfy;
we have compromised with evil;
we have doubted Your power to protect us.
Forgive our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness.
Restore in us such trust and love
that we may walk in Your ways and delight in doing Your will. Amen.
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
Reckless Love (Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver, Ran Jackson)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 5:8–10
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Man Of Sorrows (Matt Crocker, Brooke Ligertwood)