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A Place For You

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Series Summary

No one likes to talk about sin. Sin is uncomfortable. However, it is unreasonable to avoid the discomfort of confronting sin. We need to confess and confront our sinfulness because there we hear the Good News that God endured discomfort to give his unreasonable grace and remove sin from us. You are forgiven. 


The life of Christian is a place for grace in Christ. What if a group of Christians were willing to be a place for grace for others… even when it seemed unreasonable and felt uncomfortable? 


Todays sermon message is based on the book of Hosea. 

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Opening Song

Make Me A Light

Make Me a Light

By Caleb Schmiege


Verse 1

When he died I died with him

Dead to self and dead to sin

Crucified is all the pride held deep within 

So may there be less of me and more of him.


Verse 2

If I suffer for the cause,

It is joy, it is not loss.

Not ashamed to bear the name, I follow him.

Yet may there be less of me and more of him.


Chorus

Make me a light reflecting Christ

To the praise of him alone

For no glory of my own.

I’m just a mirror shining bright with Jesus’ light. 


Verse 3

May the love that this world sees

Be the love of Christ in me:

Love that loves the loveless one, still dead in sin.

Yet may there be less of me and more of him.


Chorus

Make me a light reflecting Christ

To the praise of him alone

For no glory of my own.

I’m just a mirror shining bright with Jesus’ light. 


Verse 4

Cause he rose, I too will rise, 

Join my Lord in paradise.

Confidence I have in this: I’ll rise again.

Yet may there be less of me and more of him. 


Chorus (x2)

Make me a light reflecting Christ

To the praise of him alone

For no glory of my own.

I’m just a mirror shining bright with Jesus’ light. 

Words of Forgiveness

A confession based on a Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

(read silently)

Heavenly Father, I am a humble sinner, guilty before you of all sins. In particular I confess that I have not done what your Word tells me to do. 


I have carelessly caused damage to property and relationships. I have been offensive in words and actions. I have fought with others. I have complained about those in positions of authority over me.


I confess before you, Almighty Lord, that I have not faithfully guided my children, my spouse, or my neighbor to your glory. 


I have spoken poorly about my neighbor. I have been greedy and selfish with material things. I have ignored opportunities to hear your Word and receive your Holy Supper. 


We observe a moment of silence to confess whatever else we have done against God’s commandments in our unique callings in life.


Pastor: God be merciful to you and strengthen your faith. 

All: Amen.


Pastor: In John Chapter 20, “Jesus breathed on his disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”” 


Pastor: Do you believe that the forgiveness I speak to you is God’s forgiveness for you? 

All: Yes, I believe.



Pastor: Let it be as God says and you believe. I, by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Go in peace. Your sins are forgiven.

Opening Song (Continued)

Make Me A Light

Verse 3

May the love that this world sees

Be the love of Christ in me:

Love that loves the loveless one, still dead in sin.

Yet may there be less of me and more of him.


Chorus

Make me a light reflecting Christ

To the praise of him alone

For no glory of my own.

I’m just a mirror shining bright with Jesus’ light. 


Verse 4

Cause he rose, I too will rise, 

Join my Lord in paradise.

Confidence I have in this: I’ll rise again.

Yet may there be less of me and more of him. 


Chorus (x2)

Make me a light reflecting Christ

To the praise of him alone

For no glory of my own.

I’m just a mirror shining bright with Jesus’ light. 

God's Word

Romans 5:1-11

Listen in as Pastor Matt reads or click on the link to follow along.

Sermon Song

This is amazing grace

This Is Amazing Grace

By Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, Phil Wickham


Verse 1

Who breaks the power of sin and darkness?

Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder

And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me


Verse 2

Who brings our chaos back into order?

Who makes the orphan a son and daughter?

The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice,

Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance?

The King of Glory, the King above all kings


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me


Bridge (x2)

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Worthy is the King who conquered the grave


Chorus

This is amazing grace

This is unfailing love

That You would take my place

That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life

That I would be set free

Oh, Jesus, I sing for

All that You've done for me

Sermon

Hosea 3

This sermon is the third sermon in a series called "A Place For You".

This sermon is based on God's Word in Hosea 3.


Click here to read Hosea 3!

Song of Praise

Death Was Arrested

Death Was Arrested

By North Point Worship

 

Verse 1

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin

Lost without hope with no place to begin

Your love Made a way to let mercy come in

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Verse 2

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains

My orphan heart was given a name

My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Chorus 

Oh, Your grace so free washes over me

You have made me new, now life begins with You

It's your endless love pouring down on us

You have made us new, now life begins with You

 

Verse 3

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more

My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore

He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend

When death was arrested and my life began

 

Chorus 

Oh, Your grace so free washes over me

You have made me new, now life begins with You

It's your endless love pouring down on us

You have made us new, now life begins with You

 

Verse 4

Our savior displayed on a criminal's cross

Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost

But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand

That's when death was arrested and my life began

 

Chorus 

Oh, Your grace so free washes over me

You have made me new, now life begins with You

It's your endless love pouring down on us

You have made us new, now life begins with You

 

Bridge (x2)

Oh, we're free, free, forever we're free

Come join the song of all the redeemed

Yes, we're free free, forever amen

When death was arrested and my life began


Thanksgiving

We don’t primarily gather offerings to simply keep ministry going (though that is certainly a blessing of our offerings)


Primarily, we gather offerings to glorify God. We consider what God has given us to manage (everything we have), and we offer a portion of what he has given us back to him. Giving an offering is an opportunity for you to express faith in and say “thank-you” to a God who has made life-giving promises to you!  


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Prayer

Prayer Requests


The Lord’s Prayer.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.


It is truly good and right that we should at all times and in all places give you thanks, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has called us to be his own blood-bought friends so that we may live under him in his kingdom and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. Therefore with all the saints on earth and hosts of heaven, we praise your holy name:


Communion

O COme to the altar

O Come To The Altar

By Wade Joye, Mack Brock, Christopher Brown, Steven Furtick

 

Verse 1

Are you hurting and broken within?

Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?

Jesus is calling

Have you come to the end of yourself?

Do you thirst for a drink from the well?

Jesus is calling

 

Chorus

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ

 

Verse 2

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes

Come today, there's no reason to wait

Jesus is calling

Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy

From the ashes, a new life is born

Jesus is calling

 

Chorus (x2)

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ



Words of institution

Blessed are you, O Lord of heaven and earth. We praise and thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, and we remember the great acts of love through which he has ransomed us from sin, death, and the devil’s power.


By his incarnation, he became one with us.

By his perfect life, he fulfilled your holy will.

By his innocent death, he overcame hell.

By his rising from the grave, he opened heaven. 


Invited by your grace and instructed by your Word, we approach your table with repentant and joyful hearts. Strengthen us through Christ’s body and blood, and preserve us in the true faith until we feast with him and all his ransomed people in glory everlasting. AMEN.


Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread;

and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying,

Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”


Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, “Drink from it all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


The peace of the Lord be with you always!

Distribution

Please listen carefully for directions.

Pastor will instruct you when to open and take the elements.


Following the distribution, Pastor will direct the congregation to take a moment of private prayer to give thanks to God for His gifts of forgiveness and faith given to you in Holy Communion.

O COME TO THE ALTAR

Bridge (x2)

Oh what a Savior

Isn't He wonderful?

Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

Bow down before Him

For He is Lord of all

Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

 

Chorus (x2)

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Thanksgiving and Blessing

Thanksgiving Payer

We give you thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet that you have given us to eat and to drink in this sacrament. Through this gift you have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By your Spirit help us to live as your holy people until that day when you will receive us as your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN


Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and † give you peace.

Closing Song

O COME TO THE ALTAR

Bridge

Oh what a Savior

Isn't He wonderful?

Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

Bow down before Him

For He is Lord of all

Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

 

Chorus

O come to the altar

The Father's arms are open wide

Forgiveness was bought with

The precious blood of Jesus Christ


Verse 3 (x2)

Bear your cross as you wait for the crown

Tell the world of the treasure you’ve found.