January 19, 2020
It’s our third and last week of Engaging the New Year: Steps to a Rule of Life, our mini-series on intentional rhythms of worship and discipline. If you haven’t already seen it, this liturgical audit as a great place to get started on the topic! Here’s how you can prepare for this Sunday:
1. Read our text, Proverbs 16:1–3.
What we do with our moments and our days shows what we most love. A life built around a love for God will pay conscious attention to our habits and who they’re making us. How we plan our lives (or fail to), how we organize our priorities (or fall into them), and how we use our time (or get used by it) are not distinct from our discipleship—they are a necessary part of it.
As we wrap up our mini-series on steps toward a rule of life, we will consider the call to intentionally plan our lives under the good reign of Jesus. All for the sake of showing forth the beauty of knowing God through the details of our days.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 100
All Creatures Of Our God And King (Lent) (William Henry Draper, St. Francis of Assisi arr. The Christian Year; addl. verse Sovereign Grace Music)
Take A Moment (Will Reagan)
CONFESSION OF SIN:
You invite us to dwell with You
and to gaze on Your beauty.
Yet we often look for comfort and security in other places,
gazing distractedly at things that are neither beautiful nor life-giving.
Father, have mercy on us.
You invite us to come to You and learn from You,
taking Your yoke upon us and finding rest.
Yet we often look for rest elsewhere,
working for the success or approval that we already have obtained in You.
Jesus, have mercy on us.
You invite us to walk in step with You,
sowing seeds to please You and reaping eternal life.
Yet we often choose the path that seems right in our own eyes,
sowing seeds to please ourselves.
Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: 1 Peter 1:3–5
Living Hope (Brian Johnson, Phil Wickham)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION
The Spirit And The Bride (Joel Limpic)
Establish The Work Of Our Hands (Cunningham, Keyes, McCracken, Palmer, Vice, Wardell, Zach)