It’s week four of Exodus at Park Church. In brief, Exodus is all about God’s mission to redeem a people for His Kingdom in this world. Here’s how you can prepare for our time together this week:
1. Read through our text, Exodus 2:23–25.
The previous ruler of Egypt died, and the people of Israel were suffering and desperately crying out for help and deliverance. The passage gives us unique insight into the heavenly realm where we see God paying attention to the cries of His people. God heard their groaning, indicating His care about their suffering. He remembered His covenant with Abraham, referring to His promise to make this His offspring into a great nation, to give them the land of Canaan, to bless them, and to make them a blessing to all nations. This promise is far from their current experience, and God saw the situation of His people and responded with deep concern and love. This short paragraph sets the stage for the whole story of deliverance that will follow, where God will show His power to redeem a people for His Kingdom.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 96:2–9
Great Is The Lord (Joseph Pat Barrett, Daniel Bashta, Ben Smith)
Rock Of Ages (Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Eleanor Henrietta Hull, arr. Charlie Hall)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Adapted From The Valley of Vision:
Save me entirely from sin.
I know true righteousness comes only through the righteousness of another.
I pant and pine for likeness to Yourself;
I am Your child and should bear Your image.
Enable me to recognize my death to sin;
when it tempts me, may I be deaf to its voice.
Deliver me from both the invasion and the dominion of sin.
Grant me to walk as Christ walked,
to live in the newness of His life:
the life of love,
the life of faith,
the life of holiness.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 8:14–17
No Longer Slaves (Joel Case, Jonathan David Hesler, Brian Johnson)
GREETING, SERMON, & RESPONSE:
Through And Through (Will Reagan)
Before The Throne Of God (Charitie Lees Bancroft, arr. Shane & Shane)
Jesus What A Savior (Kirby Kaple)