Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 05.20.18

Josh Miles / May 21, 2018

Welcome to our Sunday Liturgy Recap. If you missed our service this Sunday or are just looking for another expression of our corporate worship, scroll through this post and click the links for each element.

Call to Worship 
Good morning, and welcome to Redemption! We gather each week to hear from the Lord together, who is always speaking to us. Who pursues us. Who draws near to us. He speaks, and we listen. If we ignore Him, He’s faithful to keep speaking. So let’s hear from the Lord through His Word:

The heavens praise your wonders, LORD,
your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD?
Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, LORD God Almighty?
You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
love and faithfulness go before you.


– Psalm 89:5-8, 14 NIV

Worship in Song 
Behold Our God

Confession / Lament
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.
And his commandments are not burdensome.

– 1 John 5:3

God’s way really is the best way; a life under the rule of Christ is truly the good life. We often get this idea and live, however, like God’s ways are oppressive and burdensome. Let’s humble ourselves and confess the ways in which we’ve lived this way. As we sing, let’s pray that the Spirit would shine light on our own sin, that we might turn from it and recognize our great need for grace.

Worship in Song
  
Lead Us Back

Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
For Christians, confessing our sins is an application of the gospel in our lives. It essentially consists of  us acknowledging our sins and praying for grace. And we know God gives us great grace in Jesus!

In Him, we are reminded that he is forever a great Savior than we are sinners, and He did what none of us could ever do — defeat Satan, sin, and death. Our assurance today is in the hope we have before us through Him, or as Hebrews 6 calls it, “a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul”, that no matter how we are tossed here and there, the gospel holds us. 

As we often sing — Deeper still, then, goes the anchor.

Friends, the gospel is such a relief to heaviness we so often feel from sin. Take assurance in it this morning! Greet one another with that assurance!

Sermon | Knowing the Love of Christ | Ephesians 3:14-19
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper

Worship in Song
O God
Great Are You, Lord
I Stand Amazed [How Marvelous] /Doxology

Benediction
Now may the God of peace — who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood — may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him.
All glory to him forever and ever!

– adapted from Hebrews 13:20-21 NLT

Peace be with you!
And also with you!

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