02.02.14 Worship Confessional

Fully_OrbedThis morning we concluded our series, “Fully Orbed.” Over the past month we have been exploring what it means to love God with completely: with all of our heart, with all of our mind, with all of our soul and with all of our strength. In other words with full devotion.

As much as this is my desire and the desire of many in the Church today, the truth is that none of us have the capacity to pull this off; it is simply beyond our ability. We can only live a fully orbed life through the grace of God in Jesus Christ. You cannot get it together or keep it together, but Jesus Christ can bring all the broken and dislocated pieces of our lives together. And through Christ we can offer our lives completely. This is amazing grace.

We used this prayer to close our gathering:

Almighty God, this morning we acknowledge the reality that while you are three, yet you are one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is a mystery beyond our full comprehension and yet we confess it to be true. We also confess that we are unable to live fully orbed lives. We have failed to love you with our entire being and we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us, Lord. By your grace in Christ, bring the broken and dislocated pieces of our lives back together. By your grace in Christ, keep us together. To the end that we might love you completely, with all of our heart, with all of our mind, with all of our soul and with all of our strength. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • God of Brilliant Lights (Aaron Shust)
  • Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective Experiment)
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Love the Lord (Lincoln Brewster)
  • Psalm 139:23-24
  • Confession of Sin
  • I Need You Now (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message: Living a Fully Orbed Life
  • This Is Amazing Grace (Wickham and Riddle)
  • Benediction

You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.

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