April 22, 2018
We’re in our 15th 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 this week:
1. Read through our text, Genesis 25–27.
These three chapters of Genesis contain some familiar themes: the healing of barrenness, promises of God multiply a people group, and even a self-preserving lie about a wife being a sister. There’s also a confusing narrative about a stolen birthright and blessing—what’s happening here? As we see God unfold his plan through the Patriarchs, we notice another recurring theme: blessing the broken.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Ephesians 1:3–6, 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.
the Conqueror of the grave, the resurrection and the life.
Grace Alone (Dustin Kensrue)
Doxology (Amen) (Louis Bourgeois, Thomas Ken, Phil Wickham)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From Every Season Prayers by Scotty Smith:
Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
we praise and bless You for the great salvation
You have freely given us in the gospel.
We find great peace in the finished work of Jesus.
We find great joy in the ongoing work of Your Spirit.
We find great hope in the future blessings of heaven.
As Your beloved daughters and sons, we confess our sins,
longing for the day we will be made perfect in love.
Forgive us for being more irritable than charitable;
quicker to rush to judgment than to run into your presence;
and far more inclined to pout than to pray.
Forgive us for demanding too much of others
and expecting too little from You.
Forgive us for doubting that You really love us as much as You say you do.
Forgive us and free us, in Jesus’ name,
we humbly pray. Amen.
Reckless Love (Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver, Ran Jackson)
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Jude 24–25
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Rock of Ages (Augustus Montague Toplady arr. Sojourn)
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (John Newton, Chris Tomlin)