Prepare for Sunday

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Opening Song:

How Great Thou Art

Call to Worship:  Psalm 36:5-7

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;  your judgments are like the great deep;  man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God!  The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Welcome/Announcements

Missouri Baptist Convention Missions Offering Video

Greeting

Songs of Worship:

Absent From Flesh

It is Well with my Soul

Scripture Reading:  1 John 2:1-6; 15-17

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.  And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.  Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,  but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:  whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.  Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.  And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Corporate Prayer

Offering

Still my Soul be Still

Sermon:  “Worship Through Renewal” – Romans 12:1-2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Closing Song:

At Your Feet (Surrender)

Benediction:  2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.