Sermon
Backsliding Into Legalism

Galatians 4:8-20
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor


Service


For The Beauty Of The Earth

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Call to Worship

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.

— Psalm 95:1-7

In Tenderness
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Confession/Assurance
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.

For this very reason, let us make every effort to supplement our faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you.

I Have To Believe
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In Christ Alone
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O Praise The Name
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Benediction
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

Amen.
—Numbers 6:24-26

 

Sermon
No Longer Slaves, But Sons

Galatians 3:27-4:7
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor


Service


Doxology/Amen

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Call to Worship

Ascribe to the Lord , O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth;
yes, the world is established;
it shall never be moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
Oh give thanks to the Lord , for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
-1 Chronicles 16:28-34

Psalm 34 (Taste and See)
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Confession
God, you placed us in the world to be its salt.
We are afraid of committing ourselves,
afraid of being stained by the world.
We do not want to listen to others,
and our salt dissolves as if in water.

Forgive us, Jesus.
God, you placed us in the world to be its light.
We are afraid of the shadows, the darkness of oppression.
We do not want to know other people’s struggles,
and our light slowly fades away.

Forgive us, Jesus.
God, you placed us in the world to live in community.
Thus you taught us to love, to share in life,
to struggle for bread and justice,
your truth embodied in our lives.

May it be so, Lord Jesus. Amen.


Assurance 
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
— Psalm 103:1-5;12-13


Sweet Comfort
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Hope Has A Name
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I’ll Fix My Eyes
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Benediction
Being witness to the death and resurrection, let us proclaim the good news as the heirs of God. He who has adopted us, reconciled us to God through Christ, and given us the message of reconciliation as his ambassadors. Therefore, let us go with confidence and display the banner of truth for the lost to see and hear!
Amen.

 

Sermon
The Purpose of the Law

Galatians 3:15-29
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor


Service

Come Thou Fount

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Call to Worship
Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!
God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted!
— Psalm 47

New Again
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Confession/Assurance 
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. By these he has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire.

For this very reason, let us make every effort to supplement our faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble. For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for you.

 

Lord I Need You
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Hope Has A Name
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Blessed Assurance
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Benediction
May the love of the Father enfold us,
the wisdom of the Son enlighten us,
the fire of the Spirit kindle us;
and may the blessing of the Lord God
come down upon us and remain with us always.

Amen.

 

Sermon
The Gospel and Abraham

Galatians 3:1-14
Patrick Whyte
Lead Pastor/ Eastern Hills


Service

All Creatures

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Call to Worship
Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.
The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

We desire to live in God’s house
and to seek God in his holy temple.
We have come with shouts of joy,
to sing and to make music to the Lord.
Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Teach us your ways and make straight our paths
in this hour of worship and always.
—based on Psalm 27; John 4:23

God Is Good
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Confession 
We know that nothing is able to separate us
from the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Let us in freedom confess the wrong we have done.

Divine Exchange
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Assurance
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.

He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.

He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.

Hallelujah! Let all that I am praise the Lord.
— Psalm 103 8-14, 22

Death In His Grave
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It Is Finished
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Benediction
May our Lord Jesus Christ,
the One who came with grace and truth,
also fill your hearts with grace and truth,
as you serve him in the days ahead.
And may the joy of the Lord—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—
be your strength.

Amen.