Christ in Culture Col. 1

By Jonathan Dodson

Call to Worship
Come let us make a joyful noise to the king of all creation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the heights of the mountains.
The seas are also his.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!

Confession and Assurance
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against thee in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
Because of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name.

While it is true that we have sinned,
it is a greater truth that we are forgiven
through God’s mighty grace in Christ Jesus.
To all who humbly seek the mercy of God I say,
in Jesus Christ your sin is forgiven!

Thanks be to God!

Let us go hoping in the word of truth,
the Gospel walking in a manner worthy of Christ our Lord,
pleasing him in all respects, in all our culture.