Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – February 23rd, 2014

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on February 23rd, 2014.

Song: “Mighty God” by Deitrick Haddon and Cordell Walton

Reading: Call to Worship

L: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him from the skies! Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven! Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars!  Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds! Let every created thing give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being. He set them in place forever and ever. His decree will never be revoked. Praise the Lord from the earth, you creatures of the ocean depths, fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all livestock,  small scurrying animals and birds, kings of the earth and all people, rulers and judges of the earth, young men and young women, old men and children. 
C: Let them all praise the name of the Lord. For his name is very great; his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
– Psalm 148:1-13

Song: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by Isaac Watts

Reading: Confession

L: Lord, Jesus, help us to believe with our whole lives that apart from You we can do nothing.
C: We struggle with fear and anxiety when trials come. We battle sin and unbelief and often give in to temptation. 
L: Show us daily that we can bring everything to You.
C: In our confession of sins, remind us of your grace and mercy. 
L: Help us to believe in the truth of your work on our behalf; your death and sacrifice on the cross for our sins, giving us life and righteousness.
C: Cause us to believe in you and help us to live lives that are dependent upon You, knowing that we find our hope and satisfaction only in You. Amen.
– Based on a prayer from Sojourn Church.

Song: “Satisfied in You” by Brian Eichelberger

Reading: Assurance

L: Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him.  When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.
C: So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

-Based on Romans 6:5-11 (NLT)

Song: “Empty Me Out” by Liz Vice

Passing of the Peace

Our Sermon this week was from Nick Nye from Genesis 1:3-25

Listen to the sermon online here.

Song: “Death in His Grave” by John Mark McMillan

Song: “Revelation Song” by Jennie Lee Riddle

Reading: Commitment 

L: When we think of all this, [the gospel and grace of Jesus] may we fall on our knees and pray to you, our Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. We prayer that you would empower us with inner strength through your Spirit. That Christ would make his home in our hearts as we trust in him. That we would be rooted in God’s love and that we would be given the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 
C: May we experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then we will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory be to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
– based on Ephesians 3: 14-21

Song: “Grace Alone” by The Modern Post

Benediction:

Hear this benediction as we go:

L: May the God of peace, creator of heaven and earth, giver of life and joy, give you all grace to go from here in the understanding and knowledge of his love for you, as demonstrated by Jesus, His Son and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you. 
C: And also with you.