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This Week

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Sermon
The Narrow and the Wide Gates to True Life
Dr. Jonathan Pennington
Professor, Southern Seminary

Service

For the Beauty of the Earth
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Call to Worship
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my future.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are always increasing  pleasures.

The instructions of the Lord are perfect–reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy–making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right–bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear–giving insight for living.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
-Psalm 16:5-6,11; 19:7-8,14

Song of Moses
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Confession
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so I long for you, God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
while all day long people say to me, “Where is your God?”

I remember this as I pour out my heart: how I walked with many,
leading the festive procession to the house of God, with joyful and thankful shouts.
Why, my soul, are you so dejected?
Why are you in such turmoil?

Put your hope in God, for I will still praise him, my Savior and my God.
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
I will remember God’s faithfulness in the land of Jordan.

The Lord will send his faithful love by day;
his song will be with me in the night— a prayer to the God of my life.
-Psalm 42

Shine Into Our Night
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Assurance of Pardon
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again!
I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin.
I will put breath into you, and you will come to life.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
Ezekiel 37:5-6

Come to the Feast

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Death in His Grave
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Benediction
Grant, O Lord, that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts,
and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Sermon
Two Things to Avoid
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Titus 3:8-15

Service

Praise to the Lord
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Call to Worship
The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.
He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him.
The Lord frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.

But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his plans can never be shaken.
We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.
-From Psalm 33

God is Good
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Confession
Eternal God, we confess that often we have failed to be a perfectly obedient church:
We have not always done your will; we have broken your law.
We have rebelled against your love; we have not loved our neighbors as we should.
We have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

I Have to Believe
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Assurance of Pardon
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
-Ephesians 4:4-7

Worthy is the Lamb
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Cornerstone
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Benediction
As we go, may we love not only in word or speech, but with actions that show the world that we are children of God.
Peace be with you all.

 

Sermon
Sound Doctrine for Public Life
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor
Titus 3:1-8

Service

For the Beauty of the Earth
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Call to Worship
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
His faithful love endures forever.
He alone does great wonders.
His faithful love endures forever.
-Psalm 136:1-4

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
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Confession
“Indeed, the Lord’s arm is not too weak to save, and his ear is not too deaf to hear.”
-Isaiah 59:1

God of mercy, your kindness has drawn us to you, but we often forget your love and desire for us.
Help us believe the good confession that you have accepted us and given us new life in you.

As a good Father, your grace draws us in, but also compels us outward.
Help us to rejoice in your love and offer the same kindness to one another

We remember Jesus taught us not only to have love for our brother and sister, but also our enemies.
Help us to obey his teaching, convict us when we stray, and give us hearts to love those we see as our enemies.

Good Good Father
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Assurance of Pardon
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord shines over you.
For look, darkness will cover the earth, and total darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will shine over you, and his glory will appear over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to your shining brightness.”
-Isaiah 60:1

Before the Throne of God Above
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Lord, I Need You
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Benediction
May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us, and the love of God, which enables us to love all, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, which unites us in one body, make us eager to obey the will of God until we meet again, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
-based on 2 Corinthians 13:13