God's Own Commentary on the Crosswork of Christ
Topic: Expository Passage: Isaiah 53:4–53:6
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Please use this time to set your hearts on Christ and pray for the Word, our worship, and that holiness and reverence will be known among us.
Call to Worship* Philippians 2:5-11
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hymn of Praise*
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” #296
Confession of Faith Colossians 1:19-23
For in him (that is in Christ) all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven…
Preparation for Confession of Sin Psalm 143:1-2
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon Philippians 3:14-16
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
Hymn of Thanks*
“Jesus Paid It All” #308
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Response
Psalm 22:1, 11-18; 1 Peter 2:21-25
Preaching of God’s Word
“God’s Own Commentary on the Crosswork of Christ”
Rev. Geoff Kirkland, Christ Fellowship Bible Church
Hymn of Affirmation*
“And Can It Be That I Should Gain” #455