Redemption Peoria Liturgy Recap | 11.03.19

Josh Miles / November 4, 2019

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 begin our time together with a call to worship — a reminder that worship is God’s idea and not ours. He speaks, and we respond. Hear the Word of the Lord:

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!

– Psalm 24:7-10

Worship in Song | Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Confession / Lament
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.

– Psalm 73:28

Or as we just sang, “Gladly forever adore Him!” Our hearts’ greatest good is to be with him. So if the nearness of God our greatest good, then why in the world do we so often wander away? Let’s take a moment together to acknowledge our sinfulness and propensity to think we should run after other things instead of God.

SILENCE

Worship in Song | Oh God

Assurance of Grace / Passing of the Peace
Be assured this morning that, despite our propensity to run, we don’t worship a Savior who is far off. His love is real, and real love always pursues. Hear it and respond for yourselves:

You were dead because of your sins and because
your sinful nature was not yet cut away.
Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgives all our sins.
He cancelled the record of charges against us
and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

– Colossians 2:13-14 NLT

What manner of love is this, friends?! The freedom of the gospel gives peace to those who truly know they can’t make themselves innocent. May we be marked by this peace, even as we greet one another now.

All of Life Interview | Sermon |The Covenant | Exodus 21-24
Response | Giving | Prayer | The Lord’s Supper 

Worship in Song
Great Are You, Lord
We Will Feast in the House of Zion / Doxology

Benediction
Go today as those fully loved by the Father,
Completely forgiven by the Son,
And empowered in the strength of the Holy Spirit
to live as those reshaped by the good news of the gospel,
for God’s glory, and for the good of our city.

Peace be with you! 
And also with you!

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