01.24.15 Worship Confessional

Slide63Is there any difference between friendship and human love or charity?
 On the contrary; there is a vast difference; for divine authority approves that more are to be received into the bosom of charity than into the embrace of friendship. For we are compelled by the law of charity to receive in the embrace of love not only our friends but also our enemies. But only those do we call friends to whom we can fearlessly entrust our heart and all its secrets; those, too, who, in turn, are bound to us by the same law of faith and security. (Aelred of Rievaulx)

The greatest love is realizable only in relation to friends, not in relationship to all people. (Pavel Florensky)

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:12-15)

Here is our complete worship flow:

  • O Worship the King (Passion version)
  • God and God Alone (Passion)
  • Salvation’s Tide Is Rising (Passion)
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Crowder version)
  • Prayers of Confession
  • You Alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman)
  • Announcements and Offering
  • Message (Three Myths and a Truth)

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