November 25, 2018
This is Ephesians week twelve. If you’ve missed a week or would like to share a sermon with someone, remember that the Sermons Page is a complete resource for this and every other sermon series at Park Church.
As for Ephesians, our society continues a trend toward self-centered and superficial worldviews where many have adopted a watered-down view of God that that leads them away from the glory they were made to enjoy. Ephesians shatters this diluted view of God by putting the weight of His glory in our faces in a way that is overwhelming and life-transforming.
1. Read through our text, Ephesians 6:1–4.
Paul calls children and parents to represent the character of God through the dynamics of their relationship. Children are to obey and honor their parents with the general promise that trusting and obeying the leadership of their parents will lead to a flourishing life. Parents are to show the loving authority of God that would cultivate this joyful obedience.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Based on Lamentations 3:22–23, Welcome (From Immanuel Nashville):
To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who mourn and long for comfort,
To all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares,
To all who fail and desire strength,
To all who sin and need a Savior,
This church opens wide her doors
with a welcome from Jesus Christ,
the Ally of His enemies, the Defender of the guilty,
the Justifier of the inexcusable, the Friend of sinners.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obediah Chisholm, William Marion Runyan)
King Of My Heart (John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
Holy God, You have given us many good gifts.
Today we thank You for all of them,
but we also confess that sometimes we love those gifts more than we love You.
We confess wanting more and more things:
food, clothes, toys, and money.
Forgive us for not being content and thankful.
Forgive our selfishness.
Help us to love You more than everything else.
We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 103:8–13
Better (Pat Barrett, Ed Cash, Chris Tomlin)
Be Thou My Vision (Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Eleanor Henrietta Hull, arr. Ascend The Hill)
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
O Come To The Altar (Brock, Brown, Furtick, and Joye)
His Mercy Is More (Matt Boswell, Matt Papa)