Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – July 27, 2014
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on July 27, 2014
Joseph’s in Potiphar’s House [GENESIS 39:1-23] GENESIS: The Gospel According to Joseph
We begin by remembering and responding to the glory of our God, the creator of heaven and earth, the sustainer of life, the giver of salvation, the eternal God of the universe!
Song: “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God
L: 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!
C: For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
L: 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.
C: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
Day after day, we are bombarded by calls to worship the created things around us… ourselves, power, money, comfort…
Hear this reminder: GOD IS THE ONLY ONE WORTH OF WORSHIP! We were created to worship him and through Jesus, we can worship him!
So respond to God this morning! Experience his grace and love and glory as we sing of his character and work, as his Spirit moves our hearts to worship him!!
Song: “Come Thou Fount”
If we are real with each other, we would be able to admit the list of things we are struggling with, either areas in which we’ve sinned, or doubts or unbelief with scripture, or our struggling through what is happening in our lives, or maybe how God would allow our struggles, or maybe you are angry with what God is doing in your life?
In all of this, we have an invitation to come to God. Its not an invitation to get everything straightened out in our lives, then come to God. Rather it is a invitation to come with all our sin and struggles and frustration and lay them at the foot of the cross, and allow the grace of God to bring our souls to rest in the righteousness, the perfection, that Jesus give us!
L: For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood.
Song: “Come Ye Sinners
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. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over 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.
Jesus has given us life instead of the death we deserve.
Let’s pray that we would continue to be emptied of our pride and selfish ways and be filled with the life of Christ.
Song: “Empty Me Out
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon was from Ryan Stanley on GENESIS 39:1-23
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: “There Is A Fountain
Song: “Death In His Grave
L: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
C: All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
L: That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
C: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
-2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Song: “I Am Set Free”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to the Gospel, to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ. Peace be with you.