Welcome to Providence Church. We greet you in the Name of Christ our Lord:
We come this morning to the Third Sunday of Epiphany. One of the many themes in Epiphany is the theme of newness. The Old Land or the Old Creation of the Older Covenant is now seeing the newness of a New World that has been ushered in through the Messiah.. Perhaps it is proper to speak of this kingdom era in which we live as a Christo-centric New World Order. Perhaps we may even call it a Cosmic Conspiracy Theory. God the Father is conspiring with God the Son, through the work of God the Spirit to bring newness to the entire world. If you desire to be a part of this grand conspiracy, then Lift Up Your Hearts to the Lord; prepare yourself to worship Father, Son and Spirit.
We give you thanks, O Lord, with our hearts, before the gods we sing your praise;
We bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
Good morning. We greet you in Christ’s Name and we pray that your minds and hearts will be renewed this Lord’s Day.
This morning you are here because God has covenanted with you. He has loved you with an everlasting love. This is why you bring yourselves as sacrifices pleasing to God. Apart from Him, everything we do here is meaningless. But yet you are still here, because you know that God is for us and no one dares be against us. The devil seeks to be against us, but at the moment we confess our sins He will flee. God’s enemies are against us, but at the moment we sing, they too will flee. Our flesh wars against us, but at the moment we eat bread and drink wine, our spirits will win the battle. This morning you are to come boldly to the throne of grace praying that God will enlarge your vision of His kingdom. Since Christ has redeemed us, let us run the race set before us. Let us continue to run this morning by worshiping Father, Son and Spirit. Come and worship! This is where you belong.
Call to Worship from Psalm 9:1-2
We will give thanks to the Lord with our whole hearts;
We will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
We will be glad and exult in you;
We will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Greetings in Christ’s Holy Name and Welcome to Providence Church on this Lord’s Day.
Our call to worship this morning calls us to recount all of God’s wonderful deeds. The longer you have lived in this world the more you realize the immensity of God’s deeds in your own life and in the life of your family.
Let me recount just a few of His deeds for us.
a) First, He delivers us from our sins.
b) Secondly, He feeds us by His word.
c) Thirdly, He nurtures us with bread and wine.
d) Fourthly, He invites us to worship Him.
This list is endless, because the mercies of God endure forever. When was the last time you recounted God’s wonderful deeds? We have an opportunity this morning to cleanse our hearts from impurity through confessing our sins. This is the first requirement in order that we may recount the wonderful deeds of our Lord.