Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day, 3 August, 2014
Bible Study / Estudio Biblico – 9 am || Worship / Culto de Adoración – 10 am
– All Creatures of Our God and King
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People
Scripture Reading and Invocation / Lectura e Invocación — Psalm / Salmo 68:19-20
Bendito sea el Señor,
el Dios de nuestra salvación,
que todos los días nos colma de beneficios. Selah
El Señor nuestro Dios es un Dios que salva;
el Señor tiene poder para librarnos de la muerte.
CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People
Minister: As we draw near to God, let us humbly confess our sins and our need of the grace of God.
Ministro: Mientras nos acercamos a Dios, confesemos humildemente nuestros pecados y nuestra necesidad de la gracia de Dios.
Minister: “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Ministro: «Despiértate, tú que duermes, levántate de entre los muertos, y te alumbrará Cristo.»
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón
Minister: According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful toward your iniquities, and he will remember your sins no more. Now, be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ministro: Segun las promesas del nuevo pacto, Dios les perdonará sus iniquidades, y nunca más se acordará de sus pecados. Ahora bien, sean llenos del Espíritu. Anímense unos a otros con salmos, himnos y canciones espirituales. Canten y alaben al Señor con el corazón, dando siempre gracias a Dios el Padre por todo, en el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
– O God of Our Salvation
– You Alone Can Rescue
– Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus *
* Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class during this song. Sermon en Español en la capilla.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading and Prayer – Ephesians 1:2-14
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him,were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Sermon Series “Unfinished Business” / Foundation — God our Savior (Titus 1:1-4)
Pastoral Prayer — Based on Eph 1:15-20
Since I know of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers:
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
that you may have the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,
according to the working of his great might
that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead
and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
For the glory of Christ and the good of his church,
– In My Place**
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
CONFESSION OF FAITH | God Comforts His People —
We confess that we were dead in the trespasses and sins
in which we once walked,
following the course of this world,
following the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
and we were by nature children of wrath,
like the rest of mankind.
But we believe that God,
who is rich in mercy,
because of the great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ,
and raised us up with him,
and seated us with him,
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
By grace we have been saved!
Amen (Eph 2:1-6)
– Rock of Ages
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His People —
Remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Eph 2:11-13)
Por lo tanto, recuerden ustedes los gentiles de nacimiento —los que son llamados «incircuncisos» por aquellos que se llaman «de la circuncisión», la cual se hace en el cuerpo por mano humana—, recuerden que en ese entonces ustedes estaban separados de Cristo, excluidos de la ciudadanía de Israel y ajenos a los pactos de la promesa, sin esperanza y sin Dios en el mundo. Pero ahora en Cristo Jesús, a ustedes que antes estaban lejos, Dios los ha acercado mediante la sangre de Cristo. (Efes 2:11-13)
[ Interlude – Christ Or Else I Die ]
Offerings and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias —
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need…Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Eph 4:28, 32)
El que robaba, que no robe más, sino que trabaje honradamente con las manos para tener qué compartir con los necesitados…Más bien, sean bondadosos y compasivos unos con otros, y perdónense mutuamente, así como Dios los perdonó a ustedes en Cristo. (Efes 4:28, 32)
– O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
COMMISSION | God Sends His People
Benediction — May grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an incorruptible love.
Bendición — Que la gracia sea con todos los que aman a nuestro Señor Jesucristo con amor imperecedero.