November 24, 2019
This is our last week in the book of Exodus, ending the series we first began in January. Exodus is about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in the world.
Here’s how you can prepare for this Sunday:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 40:1–38.
After the people of Israel had faithfully constructed all of the furnishings of the tabernacle, the Lord spoke to Moses again instructing him on how they were to set up and consecrate the tabernacle in preparation for His coming. After everything was prepared and the priests were consecrated, the people of Israel were finally ready to experience the arrival of God’s holy presence. As they watched, the cloud that had represented the presence of God covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. The Lord, who had rescued His people from bondage, had now made His home among them, and He would be with them throughout their wilderness journey until they finally reached their promised home.
In the same way, after Jesus had cleansed His people from their sin through His death and resurrection, He made a promise to His people—that He would send His Spirit to dwell in them, and that He would be with us always, even to the end of the age.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Exodus 34:34–38, 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,
Doxology (Amen) (Bourgeois, Ken, Owens, Wickham addl. verses JD Raab)
We Will Feast In The House Of Zion (Sandra McCracken, Joshua Moore)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
who sent the promised power of the Holy Spirit
to fill disciples with willing faith:
We confess that we resist the force of your Spirit among us,
that we are slow to serve you
and reluctant to spread the good news of your love.
God, have mercy on us.
Forgive our divisions
and by your Spirit draw us together.
Inflame us with a desire to do your will
and be your faithful people
for the sake of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Acts 4:11–12
What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood) / Break Every Chain (Will Reagan arr. Tasha Cobbs Leonard)
Refugee King (Away From The Manger) (Benedict, Reagan, Ruth, Scheer, Vice)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION
What A Friend (Josh Garrels, Jay Kirkpatrick)
VOCATIONAL COMMISSIONING: Government & Politics
We Labor Unto Glory (Craig Harris, Isaac Wardell)