Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – June 8th, 2014
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on June 8, 2014
Nations Divided: Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:19-34 GENESIS: The Gospel According to Jacob
Song: “Come Thou Fount” by Robert Robinson
May God remind us, reveal to us his grace, his glory
Song: “Praise To The Lord” by Joachim Neander
We celebrate the glory of God and what He has done!
L: Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts and of Your faithfulness.
C: We speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty—and we will meditate on Your wonderful works. We tell of the power of Your awesome works—and we will proclaim Your great deeds. We will join with all generations as we celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
—Adapted from Psalm 145:3-7
Acts 3:19 tells us to “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord”
We all come bearing the weight of sin, of doubt, of sickness or death…we need the refreshing presence of God!
L: Lord, we come to You as sinners overloaded with fear, sorrow and guilt. You have called us to leave every concern to You as our Great Shepherd. Revive our hearts and help us to rest in your promises.
C: O God, help us to fix our eyes on Jesus and see that His blood is our only hope.
L: Forgive us for our unbelief and our half-hearted living. Let the weeds of doubt that grow in our souls be cut at their roots. Lead us to trust in you in all things.
C: Abide in us, gracious God, forgive our sins and restore to us the joy of your salvation.
-adapted from The Valley of Vision
Confess your sin, your weakness, your need for Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to fix your eyes on Jesus!
Song: “Fix My Eyes“
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
Song: “Empty Me Out” by Liz Vice
L: Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
C: Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
– Hebrews 4:14-16
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon this week was from Aaron Lockhart on Genesis 25:19-34]
L: Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus. C: We rejoice that You have died, have risen, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.
L: With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.
C: We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.
Song: “Sovereign God”
There is nothing too hard – no sin to deep, no doubt to intense, – nothing in our hearts that the sovereign grace of God, displayed through Jesus, cannot overcome!
Romans 8 says “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” We affirm our belief in this truth. We rest in the grace that this truth has given us. We experience again the joy and peace that comes from the assurance that we have in Christ!
C: I believe that God, because of Christ’s atonement, will never hold against me any of my sins nor my sinful nature, which I need to struggle against all my life. Rather, in his grace God grants me the righteousness of Christ to free me forever from judgment.
-based on Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 56
Song: “No Condemnation” by Anthony Evans
Song: “Love Shines” by Matt Carter
May the grace of Christ give us rest in the midst of turmoil, and may the love of God being us peace in times of suffering, and may the power of the Holy Spirit enable us to have hope in the Gospel and to live for the glory of the Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Peace be with you.