Jesus is the light of the world. We continue our short series, “Who is Jesus,” this week as we look into this claim of Christ. Hebrews tells us Jesus is the final revelation. The Son reveals the Father. Scripture reveals the Son. All of this works together through what we call general and special revelation to show forth God’s grace. Mankind has rejected the Lord of all creation even though the world around us is enough evidence of Him deserving our worship. Salvation comes to us through Christ as revealed in Scripture, and through it, we are able to see the infinite holiness, purity, goodness, and kindness of our God. Jesus is the light of the world because through Him the entirety of our existence makes sense. Without Christ we walk in darkness and remain blinded to true reality. Apart from Christ, men think they understand how this world works, but Christ sheds light on the true reality that God is above all.
Come worship the sovereign Creator with us this Sunday morning as He strengthens us through Word and prayer in corporate worship.
The Call to Worship: Psalm 136:1-3
The Prayer of Confession: Psalm 139:23-24
(A time of silent confession before God)
The Promise of Forgiveness: 1 Timothy 2:5-6
The Affirmation of Faith The Heidelberg Catechism Q. 54-56
Leader: What do you believe concerning the “holy catholic church” of Christ?
People: That the Son of God from the beginning to the end of the world, gathers, defends, and preserves to himself by his Spirit and word, out of the whole human race, a church chosen to everlasting life, agreeing in true faith; and that I am and forever shall remain, a living member thereof.
Leader: What do you understand by “the communion of saints”?
People: First, that all and every one, who believes, being members of Christ, are in common, partakers of him, and of all his riches and gifts; secondly, that every one must know it to be his duty, readily and cheerfully to employ his gifts, for the advantage and salvation of other members.
Leader: What do you believe concerning “the forgiveness of sins”?
People: That God, for the sake of Christ’s satisfaction, will no more remember my sins, neither my corrupt nature, against which I have to struggle all my life long; but will graciously impute to me the righteousness of Christ, that I may never be condemned before the tribunal of God.
The Scripture Reading: John 8:1-59
The Response of Praise
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!