Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – December 7th, 2014
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on December 7th, 2014
This Sunday, we’re concluding our sermon series called “The Problem of Pain”…This week we will be focusing on sexual immorality. We’re going to begin our gathering by singing together “My Song is Jesus”.
Song: “My Song is Jesus – The Anchor Fellowship”
L: All glorious God, we give you thanks: in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.
C: You chose us, before the world was made, to be your holy people, without fault in your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; you have forgiven our sins.
L: When we were strangers and hated you, in your goodness, you sought us out.
C: By Your Spirit, You have bound our wandering hearts to You, our true source of joy. All praise and glory be yours, O God, for the richness of your grace, for the splendor of your gifts, for the wonder of your love.
—based on Ephesians 1:3-18
Song: “Come Thou Fount – Kings Kaleidoscope”
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
Because of Christ’s work on the cross, his death and resurrection, we have been brought back into communion with our God! Because of Jesus, we can sing out with confidence, “In life and death, Lord, Abide with me.”. Our God is with us! We have peace with our creator, our Father. And that same peace is among us this morning, because the Spirit of God unifies us together in Christ! Lets demonstrate this together as we take a few moments to greet each other.
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon was from Nick on Application IN | The Problem of Pain
Song: “No Condemnation – Anthony Evans”
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: “Fix My Eyes – Kings Kaleidoscope”
L: Gracious God, We are guilty of rejecting you, our Maker. We have loved the works of our hands and despised the One from whose hands we were made.
C: Show us the fullness of our sin and lift up our wandering eyes to Jesus.
L: For our rebellion, Jesus was pierced. For our sins, he was crushed. He was beaten to make us whole. He was torn so that we could be healed. For our weakness, he carried the burden of the cross. He bore all our sins to take rebels and make us righteous.
C: We confess our sins and recognize our need for your mercy, O God. By your grace, return our hearts to Jesus, our Savior King. Strengthen us with faith to believe and cause our hearts to rest in the salvation you have given us. Amen.
-Based on Isaiah 53
Song: “More and More – BJ Putnam and Israel Houghton”
C: We give You thanks, great God, for the hope we have in Jesus, who died but is risen and rules over all. We praise You for His presence with us. Because He lives, we look for eternal life, knowing that nothing past, present, or yet to come can separate us from Your great love made known in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
—A prayer from the Common Book of Worship
Song: “Love Shines – Austin Stone”
Song: “Doxology – Louis Bourgeois and Thomas Ken”
L: To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen! Peace be with you
—Jude 24-25, NIV