February 24, 2019
This is our fifth week of Exodus at Park Church. In brief, Exodus is all about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in this world. Here’s how you can prepare for our time together this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 3:1–22.
It was 40 years since Moses settled in Midian, and he was an 80-year-old man when God intervened in His life with one of the most powerful stories of the Bible. While shepherding a flock through the wilderness, the LORD appeared to him in the form of a burning bush and called Moses to speak with Him. The passage is bursting with themes that are foundational for our knowledge of God. First, He is holy, which means He is set apart as uniquely powerful and pure. His Holy presence is both captivating and terrifying. Second, He is the God who reveals Himself to His people. He reveals to Moses His covenant name, Yahweh, which indicates His mysterious and eternal existence (“I AM WHO I AM”). He is the God who was, and is, and ever shall be. Third, He is the God who speaks and acts with sovereign power, faithfulness, and compassion to redeem His covenant people and to draw them into His presence. Fourth, He is the God who calls His people to trust in His power and to participate in His mission to redeem the world for His glory.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Isaiah 6:1–3
Great Is The Lord (Joseph Pat Barrett, Daniel Bashta, Ben Smith)
What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
Our Father, forgive us for thinking small thoughts of You
and for ignoring Your immensity and greatness.
Lord Jesus, forgive us when we forget that You rule the nations and our small lives.
Holy Spirit, we offend You in minimizing your power
and squandering Your gifts.
We confess that our blindness to Your glory, O triune God,
has resulted in shallow confession,
tepid conviction, and only mild repentance.
Have mercy upon us.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Hebrews 10:19–23
Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery (Michael Bleecker, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)
GREETING, SERMON, & RESPONSE:
O Come To The Altar (Brock, Brown, Furtick, and Joye)
Heart Of God (Aodhan King, Jonas Myrin)
Your Labor Is Not In Vain (Wendell Kimbrough, Isaac Wardell, Paul Zach)