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Sermon
The Murder of Abel
Michael Clary
1 John 3:11-24

Service

How Deep the Father’s Love 
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Call to Worship

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
Make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
Tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Look to the Lord and his strength and seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
Psalm 105:1-7

Psalm 34 – Taste and See
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Confession

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:37-40

Father, we know you are the God of all creation who is worthy of all our love
But we acknowledge this world is broken and hostile toward you.
We know you have called us to love our neighbors with your perfect love
We confess at times we are fearful of our neighbors and fail to love each other.
We know that on our own we fall short of your commands
Holy Spirit, we pray you would encourage our hearts to obey what Jesus taught us.

Pardon

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit
has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.
Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.
Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
Romans 8:1-3, 15-16

We Will Feast in the House of Zion
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Unfailing One
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Worthy of Your Name
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Benediction

As you go, may you live in the confidence that God is with you
in both success and failures– victory and disappointments– leading you on to his joy and rest.
Peace be with you all.

 

 

Announcements

Parenting Conference
Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10   |   333 Warner
The weather may have made us reschedule, but it won’t rain, er, snow on our parade! Registration is still open for our parenting conference, now happening on March 9 and 10. Join us as we take on topics like correction and loving discipline, kids and technology, raising sexually healthy children and more. Childcare, snacks and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Cost is $15. Sign up at www.ctkcincy.com/parenting.

Volunteers Needed for Foster Care Training
March 14, 21, 28, and April 4  |   5:30pm – 9:00pm   |   333 Warner
CTK is hosting the last four weeks of foster care training, and we could use your help to make it all happen! We currently need volunteers for dinner and childcare. This is a GREAT opportunity to support current and future foster care families! To sign-up or for more info, please email christina.beck@ctkcincy.com.

Volunteers Needed!
It takes a lot of people to pull off our Sunday Gathering and we are in need of more volunteers! If you’re interested in serving on Sunday Mornings, we would love to get you connected with a team. We’re always looking for more volunteers to serve with Kids, Worship, and our Welcome teams. Drop a connect card in the offering box, talk to someone on the Welcome team, or go to ctkcincy.com/serving.

Engaging Sunday Liturgy
You can preview the gathering before Sunday! Check out this week’s songs, liturgical texts, and announcements (including previous Sundays). Go to www.ctkcincy.com/thisweek.

Sermon
Living Proof
Jason Erdy
1 John 2:28-3:10
 

Service

Rejoice
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Call to Worship
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O most high.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed;
a stronghold in times of trouble.

And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you have not forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion.
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
Psalm 9:1-2,9-11

A Mighty Fortress is Our God
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Confession
“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had,
set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare,
and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son;
make me like one of your hired servants.’

Pardon
So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; 

he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him.
Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’
So they began to celebrate
-Luke 15:11-24

We Will Feast in the House of Zion
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Lord I Need You
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Cornerstone
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Benediction
May you go remembering that the love of God goes with you and never leaves you.
Where you work and where you rest God’s constant anthem over you is his love.
Peace be with you all.


 

Announcements

An Awkward Conversation about Race

Sunday, February 18   |   1:30pm – 3:00pm |   333 Warner

As racial tensions continue in our world, Christians can find themselves taking sides. Marq Casey and Eric Tuffendsam have spent the last year of their friendship exploring their racial and cultural differences to better empathize and care for one another. Join us to hear an open and honest conversation between Marq and Eric about racial differences.

Parenting Conference

Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10   |   333 Warner

The weather may have made us reschedule, but it won’t rain, er, snow on our parade! Registration is still open for our parenting conference, now happening on March 9 and 10. Join us as we take on topics like correction and loving discipline, kids and technology, raising sexually healthy children and more. Childcare, snacks and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Cost is $15. Sign up at www.ctkcincy.com/parenting.

Volunteers Needed for Foster Care Training

March 14, 21, 28, and April 4   |   5:30pm – 9:00pm   |   333 Warner

CTK is hosting the last four weeks of foster care training, and we could use your help to make it all happen! We currently need volunteers for dinner and childcare. This is a GREAT opportunity to support current and future foster care families! To sign-up or for more info, please email christina.beck@ctkcincy.com.

Maintenance Team

Are you handy? Would you like to serve your church with small projects around the building? We need a list of fifteen people to call on when needs arise. Please email david.borreson@ctkcincy.com if you’re interested in being on the list.

Sermon
Those Who Fall Away
Michael Clary
1 John 2:18-27
 
Service

Song of Moses
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Call to Worship
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the ocean depths.

You care for all of creation, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights.

For you are the fountain of life,
the light by which we see.
-Psalm 36:5-9
 
Doxology/Amen
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Confession
Loving God, we confess before you and each other that our lives are not pure and holy

apart from the cleansing we have in the cross of Christ.
Open our eyes, that we may see your image in those around us.
Open our ears to hear and believe your words of truth.

Open our mouths, to speak good rather than evil.
Open our hands, in generosity and help us to let go of clenched fists.
Open our hearts, to a desire to follow Jesus in full obedience.

We pray trusting in your forgiveness and in the power of your Holy Spirit
to lead and guide us in the paths of justice and righteousness for your name’s sake.
Amen.
 
Pardon
Our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness
and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
Cf. Titus 2:13-14; 2 Cor. 9:15
 
Abide With Me
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Death Has Lost Its Sting 
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I Surrender All 
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Benediction
May the Holy Spirit remind you of who you are in Christ;
loved, cherished, approved and secure.
Rest in the promises of God, for they are all “yes” in Jesus.
Peace be with you all.

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Announcements 

An Awkward Conversation About Race
Sunday, February 18   |   1:30pm – 3:00pm |   333 Warner
As racial tensions continue in our world, Christians can find themselves taking sides. Marq Casey and Eric Tuffendsam have spent the last year of their friendship exploring their racial and cultural differences to better empathize and care for one another. Join us to hear an open and honest conversation between Marq and Eric about racial differences.

Parenting Conference
Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10   |   333 Warner
The weather may have made us reschedule, but it won’t rain, er, snow on our parade! Registration is still open for our parenting conference, now happening on March 9 and 10. Join us as we take on topics like correction and loving discipline, kids and technology, raising sexually healthy children and more. Childcare, snacks and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Cost is $15. Sign up at www.ctkcincy.com/parenting.

Volunteers Needed for Foster Care Training
Wednesday Evenings  |   5:30pm – 9:00pm   |   333 Warner
CTK is hosting the last four weeks of foster care training, and we could use your help to make it all happen! We currently need volunteers for dinner and childcare. This is a GREAT opportunity to support current and future foster care families! To sign-up or for more info, please email christina.beck@ctkcincy.com.

Maintenance Team
Are you handy? Would you like to serve your church with small projects around the building? We need a list of fifteen people to call on when needs arise. Please email david.borreson@ctkcincy.com if you’re interested in being on the list.