Paul’s journey to Rome begins in Acts 27. It was a rough journey that involves a shipwreck, but all along the way, it is the Lord who preserves him. While we have not all experienced a shipwreck, we do believe the Lord is preserving our lives daily as well. We thank the Lord for our daily bread regularly based on this truth, and we let Him know our requests in hopes of receiving the peace that surpasses all understanding. Knowing God’s power and believing His promises help us persevere as we await the day for which He is holding us.
Come worship the sovereign Creator this Sunday morning as He strengthens us through Word and prayer in corporate worship.
Song of Ascent: Draw My Soul To Thee
Call to Worship: Psalm 105:1-3
Song of Praise: Help My Unbelief
Corporate Confession: Exodus 20:1-3
(A time of silent confession before God)
Promise of Forgiveness: John 10:11,18, 27-29
The Affirmation of Faith The Heidelberg Catechism Q. 46-49
Leader: How do you understand these words, “he ascended into heaven”?
People: That Christ, in sight of his disciples, was taken up from earth into heaven; and that he continues there for our interest, until he comes again to judge the quick and the dead.
Leader: Is not Christ then with us even to the end of the world, as he has promised?
People: Christ is very man and very God; with respect to his human nature, he is no more on earth; but with respect to his Godhead, majesty, grace and spirit, he is at no time absent from us.
Leader: But if his human nature is not present, wherever his Godhead is, are not then these two natures in Christ separated from one another?
People: Not at all, for since the Godhead is without limit and omnipresent, it must necessarily follow that the same is beyond the limits of the human nature he assumed, and yet is nevertheless in this human nature, and remains personally united to it.
Leader: Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension into heaven?
People: First, that he is our advocate in the presence of his Father in heaven; secondly, that we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that he, as the head, will also take up to himself, us, his members; thirdly, that he sends us his Spirit as an earnest, by whose power we “seek the things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God, and not things on earth.”
Song of Rejoicing: Nothing But the Blood
Scripture Reading: Acts 27:1-44
The Response of Praise
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.