March 17, 2019
We continue this week in Exodus; week 8. In brief, Exodus is all about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in this world.
This is also the second week of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter where we prepare our hearts to remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. As a reminder, The Christian Year is a Park Church Music project that provides an artistic accompniament to the historical church calendar with songs, visual art, and prayers for the season. See our resources for Lent here. Here’s how you can prepare for service this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 5:22–6:13.
For Moses, the reality of Pharaoh’s intensified brutality seemed incongruent with God’s plan. But the Lord had already said that this would take place (vv.4:21). Rather than rebuking Moses for his questions, the Lord reiterated His own covenant promise that He had made long ago to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He promised that He would free them from their slavery with great acts of judgment, and He would lead them into their own land where He would dwell with them as their Lord and Redeemer. But the deflated morale of the Israelites and of Moses outweighed their confidence in the Lord’s promise. Nonetheless, the Lord had promised, and He would be faithful.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 46
Take A Moment (Will Reagan)
How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine arr. Citizens)
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: Ephesians 1:7–10
Rising Sun (Leslie Jordan, Kyle Lee, David Leonard, Paul Mabury)
GREETING, & CHILD DEDICATIONS
SERMON, RESPONSE, & COMMUNION
Steadfast (Leslie Jordan, Sandra McCracken, Joshua Silverberg)
Yes And Amen (Anthony Brown, Chris McClarney, Nate Moore)