Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 07.16.17

Josh Miles / July 16, 2017

Redemption Peoria | Liturgy Recap & Sermon audio

Call to Worship 
Good morning, and welcome to Redemption! As we’re called to worship, let’s remember that worship starts with God and God alone. Though we’re quick to forget and doubt God’s love and care for us, His Word reminds and reorients us. So let’s read together:
 
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble.

Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

– Psalm 107:1-2, 8-9

Worship in Song  
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Confession / Lament
Let’s pray together:

Lord God, because Jesus has taught us to trust you in all things,
we hold to his Word and share his plea:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where nations budget for war,
while Christ says, “Put up your sword”:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where countries waste food and covet fashion,
while Christ says, “I was hungry…I was thirsty…”:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where powerful governments
claim their policies are heaven-blessed,
while Scripture states that God helps the powerless:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where Christians seek the kingdom
in the shape of their own church,
as if Christ had come to build and not to break barriers:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where women who speak up for their dignity
are treated with scorn or contempt:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where men try hard to be tough,
because they are afraid to be tender:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where we, obsessed with being independent adults,
forget to become like children:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where our prayers falter, our faith weakens, our light grows dim:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Where Jesus Christ calls us:
Your kingdom come, your will be done.
Lord God, you have declared that your kingdom is among us.
Open our ears to hear it, our hands to serve it, our hearts to hold it.
Lead us back, Lord.
This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Worship in Song
Lead Us Back

Worship in Song
Man of Sorrows

Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
Christ’s victory — in his life, death, and resurrection gives us peace and assurance today that is tangible for those who believe. That tangible evidence shouldn’t be kept to ourselves, so share the peace of Christ with one another now.

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Worship in Song  
You Have Redeemed My Soul

Worship in Song  
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Benediction
May the blessing of God,
the giver of every good and perfect gift;
and of Christ, who summons us to service;
and of the Holy Spirit, who inspires generosity and love,
be with us all.


Peace be with you!
And also with you!

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