Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 09.09.18

Josh Miles / September 9, 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! For some of us, this morning can be a difficult thing to embrace. It’s easy to feel unworthy — like we don’t belong in God’s presence, or amongst God’s people. But we belong because God has made it so. It’s because of his grace towards us that we who were once spiritual orphans are now adopted as children of God. Hear the Word of the Lord as it reminds us!

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him — his name is the LORD.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing;

– Psalm 68:4-6a NIV

God has set the lonely in a family, even this family of Redemption Peoria worshiping together today! Let’s sing together and fix our eyes on the Lord this morning.

Worship in Song 
All Creatures of Our God and King

Let’s echo the Psalmist together:

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

– Psalm 139:23-24

The gospel frees us to be vulnerable before the good Father we have in God. So as a church, as a community, let’s confess any ways that we have strayed from Him and let this song be our prayer as we acknowledge our need before Him.

Worship in Song
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Assurance of Grace / Passing of Peace
Hear this good news of the assurance we have as God’s children:

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.
Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.
Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

– Romans 8:14-16 NLT

Believers in Christ from anywhere in the world have the Spirit of the Lord in common. With that in mind, we should get to know each other! Spend a few moments doing that with your neighbor this morning. Let them know how they can pray for you, or celebrate and/or mourn with you.

Sermon | Spirit-Filled Parents & Kids | Ephesians 6:1-4
Response | Giving | The Lord’s Supper

Worship in Song
Sing to Jesus

Worship in Song
Seas of Crimson / Doxology

May you, being blessed by God and called His people,
go and be a blessing to the city, living as first fruits of the
kingdom of God for His glory.
With God’s help, we will!

Peace be with you!

And also with you!


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