January 27, 2019
We thrilled to begin a new series this Sunday in the book of Exodus. Exodus will take us through the spring and early summer, breaking for three months for Christ in the Psalms and a brief topical series before picking back up in September to take us to Advent. Get comfortable! The book of Exodus is all about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in this world and we’re excited to get started learning together. Here’s how you can prepare for this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 1:1–7.
The story begins where Genesis ended: Jacob (Israel), his sons, and their families (70 people in all), have come to Egypt under the care of Joseph, one of the twelve sons of Israel. By God’s sovereign grace, and through much suffering, Joseph had come into a position of power in Egypt and was able to create a space for his family to grow and thrive under his protection. Even after Joseph and his generation had died, the people of Israel continued to be “fruitful,” to “multiply,”and to “fill the land.” This is a direct reference to the mission of God’s people repeated throughout Genesis. But as much as they were able to grow in Egypt, they were still in a foreign place, with a foreign ruler, and foreign gods—a far cry from the life that God had promised to their forefather Abraham.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Exodus 15:11, 13
The Lion And The Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
Praise To The Lord The Almighty (Joachim Neander, Catherine Winkworth arr. Citizens)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 32:1–4
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 32:5–7
What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
GREETING, SERMON, & RESPONSE
Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
Heart Of God (Aodhan King, Jonas Myrin)
Man Of Sorrows (Matt Crocker, Brooke Ligertwood)