Order of Worship

May 02, 2021


REFLECTION

“It’s not our grasp of the gospel, but Jesus’ grasp on us through the gospel, that matters the most.”

- Scotty Smith


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CALL TO WORSHIP & PRAYER (Psalm 147:7-11)

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; 

make melody to our God on the lyre!

He covers the heavens with clouds;

he prepares rain for the earth;

he makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the beasts their food,

and to the young ravens that cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,

nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,

in those who hope in his steadfast love.


SONG "Your Grace is Enough"

Great is Your faithfulness, oh God

You wrestle with the sinner's heart

You lead us by still waters and to mercy

And nothing can keep us apart

So remember Your people

Remember Your children

Remember Your promise, oh God


          (Chorus)

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough for me


Great is Your love and justice, God

You use the weak to lead the strong

You lead us in the song of Your salvation

And all Your people sing along

So remember Your people

Remember Your children

Remember Your promise, oh God


          (Chorus)

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough for me


          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough for me


So remember Your people

Remember Your children

Remember Your promise, oh God


          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough

          Your grace is enough for me

          Your grace is enough

          Heaven reaching down to us

          Your grace is enough for me

          Your grace is enough

          I'm covered in Your love

          Your grace is enough for me, for me



PASTORAL PRAYER (The Lord's Prayer)

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, 

as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, 

and the glory, forever Amen.



SONG "Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me"

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer

There is no more for heaven now to give

He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom

My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

          To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus

          For my life is wholly bound to His

          Oh how strange and divine, I can sing, "All is mine"

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me


The night is dark but I am not forsaken

For by my side, the Saviour He will stay

I labour on in weakness and rejoicing

For in my need, His power is displayed

          To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me

          Through the deepest valley He will lead

          Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me


No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven

The future sure, the price it has been paid

For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon

And He was raised to overthrow the grave

          To this I hold, my sin has been defeated

          Jesus now and ever is my plea

          Oh the chains are released, I can sing, "I am free"

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me


With every breath I long to follow Jesus

For He has said that He will bring me home

And day by day I know He will renew me

Until I stand with joy before the throne

          To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus

          All the glory evermore to Him

          When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me


          To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus

          All the glory evermore to Him

          When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me

          When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me

          Yet not I, but through Christ in me



SERMON 1 Peter 4:1–6

[1] Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, [2] so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. [3] For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. [4] With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; [5] but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. [6] For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.



CLOSING SONG "Lord I Need You"

Lord I come, I confess

Bowing here, I find my rest

Without You, I fall apart

You're the one that guides my heart


          (Chorus)

          Lord, I need You, oh I need You

          Every hour, I need You

          My one defense, my righteousness

          Oh God, how I need You


Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are

And where You are, Lord I am free

Holiness is Christ in me          


          (Chorus)

          Lord, I need You, oh I need You

          Every hour, I need You

          My one defense, my righteousness

          Oh God, how I need You


          (Bridge)

          So teach my song to rise to You

          When temptation comes my way

          And when I cannot stand, I'll fall on You

          Jesus, You're my hope and stay


          (Chorus)

          Lord, I need You, oh I need You

          Every hour, I need You

          My one defense, my righteousness

          Oh God, how I need You

          You're my one defense, my righteousness

          Oh God, how I need You

          My one defense, my righteousness

          Oh God, how I need You



BENEDICTION (Hebrews 13:20–21)

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.