June 2, 2019
It’s week 18 of Exodus at Park Church, ending Part One of the series. As a brief refresher, the book of Exodus is about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in the world.
This is also the seventh and final Sunday of Eastertide, the season of 50 days after Easter where we celebrate Jesus’ victory. These 50 days end next Saturday, June 8, and are followed by Pentecost Sunday on June 9. More on that in next week’s Preparing for Sunday! For now, here’s how to prepare for this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 19:1–25.
At last, the people of Israel arrive in the wilderness around Mount Sinai. This will be the setting of the rest of the book of Exodus, where the Lord will instruct the Israelites about what it means to be the chosen people of His Kingdom. Here, the Lord gives one of the most defining declarations about the identity and purpose of God’s people (19:4-6): He reminds them that the foundation of their identity is His grace in saving them from evil and reconciling them to Himself. Now, they are to trust and obey His voice as His treasured people so that they can mediate and reflect His holiness and glory to all the nations of the earth.
In this defining scene of Israel’s existence, the Lord descended on Mount Sinai with thunder and lightning, smoke and fire, a great trumpet blast, and His holy presence that made the whole mountain tremble. The Lord gave Moses specific instructions to protect the people from His Holy presence as they drew near to the foot of the mountain, and He invited Moses to meet with Him on the mountain where He would give them His Holy Law, teaching them about the way of life in His Kingdom.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: From Revelation 4:8, Welcome (From Immanuel Nashville):
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,
to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
and to whoever will come—
this church opens wide her doors
and offers her welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Before The Throne of God (Charitie Lees Bancroft arr. The Modern Post)
Come Ye Sinners(Joseph Hart arr. Robbie Seay)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 51:1–2, 10–12
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Ezekiel 36:25–26
Give Us Clean Hands (Charlie Hall)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION
O Come To The Altar (Brock, Brown, Furtick, and Joye)
Build My Life (Barrett, Kable, Martin, Redman, Younker)