June 17, 2018

Sermon
God’s Providence: For Such a Time as This
Jason Hudson
Esther 4-5

Service

Holy Holy Holy
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Call to Worship
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?
You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Psalm‬ ‭89:8, 14‬

Song of Moses
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Confession
Father, we confess we often forget who we are in Christ as we believe the lies that sin, brokenness, and the rulers of this world would have us believe. Forgive us, and renew our minds that we may walk faithfully in your ways and bring glory to your name. Amen.

Come and See
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Assurance of Pardon
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities.
He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
Thanks be to God!

Satisfied in You
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Lord I Need You
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Benediction
As you go, remember that in Christ you are made complete, and that by his Spirit you are given everything you need for the work he has set before you.
Peace be with you all.
And also with you.

 

 

Announcements

Orphan Care Picnic
Sunday, June 24   |   11:30am  |   Pleasant Ridge CRC Park 5951 Ridge Rd.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy spending time together, getting to know one another, and learning more about fostering and adopting. Bring a lunch, a blanket or chairs, and hang with us! For more information or to RSVP, please email Christina Beck at christina.beck@ctkcincy.com.

Esther Bible Study
In Esther, we see that God is always at work for the good of his people even when he seems to remain hidden. Throughout the series we will learn how this unique narrative applies to our culture today. Please take part in our Esther Bible Study by visiting ctkcincy.com/estherstudy.

ctk|welcome
Welcome Team exists to make guests feel at ease and be ready to hear the gospel and feel the love of God through us and our hospitality.  We connect guests with attenders and members who can then build relationships and community. We can use your help! To get involved, visit us at ctkcincy.com/serving.

ctk|kids
As the church, we joyfully embrace our role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our children so that they might be reconciled to God, serve His Kingdom, and treasure Christ above all else. ctk|kids ministry’s mission is to partner with parents to love and disciple children from infancy through youth. To get involved, please visit ctkcincy.com/kids.

ctk|worship
The worship team exists to lead people to proclaim the Gospel and reflect the glory of God through musical art and liturgy. If you would like to learn more about serving the church with your musical or artistic talent visit ctkcincy.com/serving.

June 10, 2018

Sermon
God in the Midst of Evil
Ben Reynolds
Esther 3

Service

Jesus
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Call to Worship

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Give thanks to the LORD with instruments.
Sing to him a new song.
Play skillfully on the strings and with loud shouts.
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;

he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
But His counsel stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
-Based on Psalm 33

Fortress (A Mighty Fortress is Our God)
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Confession

Almighty Father, we confess that too often our lives are unchanged by our profession of faith. Like Christ’s disciples in the olive grove we are easily lulled to sleep when you have called us to keep watch and pray.

We confess that we are often enticed by the the easy entertainment of a screen
Lord have mercy on us
We confess that we are too often ensnared by the fears and anxieties of our culture
Lord have mercy on us
We confess that we fail to live in the victory of Christ as adopted sons and daughters

Lord have mercy on us
We confess that we are prone to forget that the world is spiritual at all
Christ have mercy

My God (Psalm 54)
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Assurance of Pardon

I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.

Before the Throne of God Above
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Death in His Grave
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Benediction

Go in peace, in the knowledge of God’s power.
Go in confidence, in the knowledge of God’s strength.
Go in joy, in the knowledge of God’s love.
Amen

 

 

Announcements

Esther Bible Study
In Esther, we see that God is always at work for the good of his people even when he seems to remain hidden. Throughout the series we will learn how this unique narrative applies to our culture today. Please take part in our Esther Bible Study by visiting ctkcincy.com/estherstudy.

ctk|welcome
Welcome Team exists to make guests feel at ease and be ready to hear the gospel and feel the love of God through us and our hospitality.  We connect guests with attenders and members who can then build relationships and community. We can use your help! To get involved, visit us at ctkcincy.com/serving.

ctk|kids
As the church, we joyfully embrace our role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our children so that they might be reconciled to God, serve His Kingdom, and treasure Christ above all else. ctk|kids ministry’s mission is to partner with parents to love and disciple children from infancy through youth. To get involved, please visit ctkcincy.com/kids.

ctk|worship
The worship team exists to lead people to proclaim the Gospel and reflect the glory of God through musical art and liturgy. If you would like to learn more about serving the church with your musical or artistic talent visit ctkcincy.com/serving.

June 3, 2018

Sermon
God’s Broken Heroes
Brady Faust
Esther 2

Service

Grace Alone
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Call to Worship
The Lord made heaven and earth; the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.
He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, my soul.
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
-Psalm 146:6-9, 1-2

King of My Heart
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Confession
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 6:23

Assurance of Pardon
Who is a God like you–
who pardons sin and forgives the offenses of your people?
You do not stay angry forever, but delight to show your mercy.
Once again you have compassion on us.
You tread our sins underfoot and hurl our transgressions into the depths of the sea.
-The Worship Sourcebook; from Micah 7:18-20

Worthy of Your Name
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O Come to the Altar
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The Victory
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Benediction
May the God who shakes heaven and earth;
Whom death could not contain;
Who lives to guide and heal us;
Bless you with power to go forth and proclaim the gospel.
Peace be with you all.

 

Announcements

Esther Bible Study
In Esther, we see that God is always at work for the good of his people even when he seems to remain hidden. Throughout the series we will learn how this unique narrative applies to our culture today. Please take part in our Esther Bible Study by visiting ctkcincy.com/estherstudy.

ctk|welcome
Welcome Team exists to make guests feel at ease and be ready to hear the gospel and feel the love of God through us and our hospitality.  We connect guests with attenders and members who can then build relationships and community. We can use your help! To get involved, visit us at ctkcincy.com/serving.

ctk|kids
As the church, we joyfully embrace our role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our children so that they might be reconciled to God, serve His Kingdom, and treasure Christ above all else. ctk|kids ministry’s mission is to partner with parents to love and disciple children from infancy through youth. To get involved, please visit ctkcincy.com/kids.

ctk|worship
The worship team exists to lead people to proclaim the Gospel and reflect the glory of God through musical art and liturgy. If you would like to learn more about serving the church with your musical or artistic talent visit ctkcincy.com/serving.

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.

 

Announcements

Esther Bible Study
In Esther, we see that God is always at work for the good of his people even when he seems to remain hidden. Throughout the series we will learn how this unique narrative applies to our culture today. Please take part in our Esther Bible Study by visiting ctkcincy.com/estherstudy.

ctk|welcome
Welcome Team exists to make guests feel at ease and be ready to hear the gospel and feel the love of God through us and our hospitality.  We connect guests with attenders and members who can then build relationships and community. We can use your help! To get involved, visit us at ctkcincy.com/serving.

ctk|kids
As the church, we joyfully embrace our role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our children so that they might be reconciled to God, serve His Kingdom, and treasure Christ above all else. ctk|kids ministry’s mission is to partner with parents to love and disciple children from infancy through youth. To get involved, please visit ctkcincy.com/kids.

ctk|worship
The worship team exists to lead people to proclaim the Gospel and reflect the glory of God through musical art and liturgy. If you would like to learn more about serving the church with your musical or artistic talent visit ctkcincy.com/serving.