Freedom in Grace and Love

Freedom in God’s Grace and Steadfast Love

Come find freedom in the grace of God and the steadfast love of the Lord. 

 The scriptures for this Sunday are found here:

Order of Service

Call to Worship

Leader: We will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with our mouths we will make known His faithfulness to all generations.

Congregation: Blessed are those who walk in the light of His face; our shield belongs to the Lord.

Song

Open Up the Heavens

Reading of the Psalms – Psalm 89:1-4, 15-17

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah

Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted. For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Song

Only a Holy God

Blessed Assurance 

Prayer of Confession

Heavenly Father, it was for freedom that Christ set us free, laying down His life so we could have life to the fullest. He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. But time and time again we reject that precious freedom for an empty freedom, returning to our folly as a dog returns to its vomit. Over and over we believe the lie that we will find our freedom and fulfillment in the pursuit of pleasure and power, and we are left disillusioned and empty. We confess to you our sinful foolishness and rejoice in your unending mercy and tender care. Holy Spirit, empower us to walk in the freedom that we find in our precious King, the shepherd of our souls, Jesus Christ. 

Assurance of Pardon

Reading of the Scriptures – Romans 6:12-23

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. 

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Song

In Christ Alone

Missionary – with Donna Bixby

The Word – from Pastor Scott

Song

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) 

Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 9:30am followed by our morning message from one of our pastors. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.

If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourself with the music.

We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Redeemer Church Facebook page.