Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – March 8th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on March 8th, 2015

This week we continuing through studying the book of Acts! This Sunday’s message is titled “Boldness”. The sermon text for this series is Acts 4:23-31. In this passage we follow Peter and John as they speak about Christ with great boldness. Verse 31 says “And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” So, as we continue through this book lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word and follow Him boldly! We will start the gathering by singing “Everything Is Yours”

Song: “Everything Is Yours – Liz Vice”

:::ADORATION:::

L: I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You have established Your faithfulness in heaven itself.
C: Who is like You, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and Your faithfulness surrounds You.

—Psalm 89:1-2, 8

Song: “You Alone – Anthony Evans”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

C: Father, we acknowledge the weight of our sin, of the sad, helpless state we were in prior to the cross. It is by grace through Faith that we are saved. May the Holy Spirit increase our faith and give us the strength to trust and cling to You. May our lives be marked by dependency and faith, admitting our need for grace and hoping in the blood Christ shed on the cross as our only righteousness. Amen.
L: And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him,
C: having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.
—Colossians 2:13-14

Song: “I Need Thee Every Hour”

:::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: “The Solid Rock”

:::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: “Jesus At The Center – Israel Houghton”

:::COMMITMENT:::

L: What do you believe about the work of God?
C: We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent His Son to bear the punishment of our disobedience by His most bitter death.
L: And what do you believe about the work of Jesus Christ?
C: We believe that Jesus Christ presented Himself in our name before His Father, to appease His wrath with full satisfaction by offering Himself on the cross and pouring out His precious blood for the cleansing of our sins.
L: What comfort does this give you?
C: We find all rest and comforts in His wounds and have no need to seek or invent any other means to reconcile ourselves with God than this one and only sacrifice, once made, which renders believers perfect forever.

—Adapted from the Belgic Confession

Song: “O Fount of Love – Matt Papa”

:::BENEDICTION:::

May our Lord Jesus Christ, the One who came with grace and truth, also fill your hearts with grace and truth, as you serve him in the days ahead. And may the joy of the Lord—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— be your strength.