CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 72
HYMN #435 God of Grace and God of Glory
HYMN #221 All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord
CORPORATE CONFESSION OF SIN See next page
SILENT CONFESSION OF SIN
CONFESSION OF FAITH See next page
ASSURANCE OF PARDON IN THE GOSPEL
HYMN #683 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
PRAYER FOR GOD’S PEOPLE
GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS
Genesis 1:26-31 – Dominion and the Image of God
HYMN #434 Revive Us Again
CONFESSION OF SIN
We are troubled for our sin of passion,
for the shame and horror of it as an evil;
We resolve to give way to it no more,
and come to You for strength to that end.
Most men give vent to anger frequently and are overcome by it,
bringing many excuses and making light of it,
that it occurs suddenly,
that they don’t delight in it,
that they are sorry afterwards,
that godly men commit it.
Lord God, we know that our sudden anger arises
when things cross us,
when we desire to please only ourselves, not Christ;
Our sin is that our hearts are pleased or troubled
as things please or trouble us,
without our having regard to Christ;
Instead we should humbly confess our sins
and fly to the blood of Christ for pardon and peace.
Give us, then, repentance, true brokenness, lasting contrition
for these things You will not despise in spite of our sin. Amen.
CONFESSION OF FAITH
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell;
The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.