May 27, 2018

Sermon
The Failure of a Worldly Kingdom
Brady Faust
Esther 1:9-2:4

Service

Doxology/Amen
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Call to Worship
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all
wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to
God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:16-17

O Praise the Name (Anástasis)
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Lament
Lord Jesus, we acknowledge the brokenness of the world you made, and recognize that things are not as they should be.

We lament the abuse so often uncovered by those in positions of  power;
Lord, hear our prayer and and bring humility and righteousness to those in authority.

We mourn with the many women and children who have been exploited by those with selfish interests.
Lord, comfort the oppressed and bind up their wounds in your perfect care.

We lift up the poor and marginalized in our community;
And we lament the ways they are often neglected.
Lord, we pray that your church would reflect your compassion and kindness
to those in need.

Come quickly Lord, Jesus. Amen.

Death Has Lost Its Sting 
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Assurance of Pardon
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
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Lord I Need You
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Benediction
Go now and witness to Kingdom of our Father.
May the living presence of Christ be with you,
the life-giving power of God sustain you,
and the perfect light of the Holy Spirit shine within you,
now and to the end of the age. Amen.

 

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