Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – February 15th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on February 15th, 2015

This week we continuing our series on the book of Acts! This Sunday’s message is titled “Devoted” and the sermon text for this first week is Acts 2:42-47. This passage talks about the devotion followers were strong as a community! As we go through this very historical book lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word. We will start by singing “Oh! Great Is Our God”

Song: Oh! Great Is Our God – The Sing Team

:::ADORATION:::

L: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,
C: “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 
L: And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying,

C: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
—Revelation 7:9-12

Song: “You Alone – Anthony Evans”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

L: This is the command we have from Scripture: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
C: We confess, Oh God, that in our sin we often do not truly love each other. 
L: In His mercy, the love of God was made manifest among us, in that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
C: Brothers and sisters, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 
L: If we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. 

C: We confess that Jesus is the Son of God. We have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us through Jesus. We love because he first loved us. His love is perfected in us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 
—Based on 1 John 4:7-21

Song: “Empty Me Out – Liz Vice”

:::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 | Devoted

Song: “Fix My Eyes – Kings Kaleidoscope”

:::COMMUNION:::

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: “This I Believe – Hillsong”

:::COMMITMENT:::

L: Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—
C: in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
—1 Peter 4:8-11

Song: “How Great Thou Art”

:::BENEDICTION:::

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love as the family of God, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Peace be with you.