May 13, 2018
It’s the second-to-last week (week 18) of Genesis at Park Church, a series where we’ve been discussing God’s foundational worldview for His people and their purpose in His world. Here’s how you can prepare:
1. Read through our text, Genesis 37–50.
In the midst of suffering, we tend to doubt the presence of God and the goodness of God. Joseph’s story shows us that God sovereignly works in and through brokenness and sin to accomplish His redemptive purposes in the world.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Isaiah 44:6–8, 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.
Build My Life (Barrett, Kable, Martin, Redman, Younker, arr. Pat Barrett)
All The Poor And Powerless (David Leonard, Leslie Jordan)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From Every Season Prayers by Scotty Smith:
Dear heavenly Father,
we come into Your presence this day
only because Your mercies are new every morning.
We stand before You in this place
only because we stand firmly in Your grace.
We dare call You Abba Father
only because You have made us Your beloved sons and daughters.
We freely confess our sins to You
only because You fully gave Jesus for us.
For the ways we loved poorly this past week—
in our families, at our vocations, and among our neighbors, forgive us.
From the foolish idols to which we cling,
the broken cisterns from which we drink,
and the false lovers to which we turn, free us.
For not believing Jesus is enough and Your grace is sufficient,
and for not trusting You to be really sovereign and really good,
have mercy on us.
Our hope rests alone in Jesus’ finished work
and Your steadfast love.
Cornerstone (Bradbury, Liljero, Morgan, Mote, Myrin)
Christ The Sure And Steady Anchor (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 8:28–32
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
He Will Hold Me Fast (Ada R. Habershon)
Seas Of Crimson (Johnson, Bashta, Taylor, Strand)