ORDER OF WORSHIP
Oct. 28, 2018 Prayer of Confession
O Lord, the great and awesome God, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly, turning aside from your commandments. Forgive us, Lord, for your own sake, for we are called by your Name. Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love. Remember not
our sins or our transgressions; remember us for your goodness' sake, O Lord. For your Name's sake, O Lord, pardon our guilt, for it is great.
Leader: Thus says the Lord, Our Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel: I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Unison: Blessed be the Lord from everlasting to everlasting.
Let all his people say, Amen! Praise the Lord!
A heartfelt WELCOME to all of you in our RYTM online family! Thank-you so much for joining us today. We pray that you are encouraged and enlightened by our message about the All-Encompassing and Awe-Inspiring Blessings of Our Father God, Our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ and Our Comforter, The Holy Spirit.
Scripture Reading Rom. 8:1-4
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Affirmation of Faith
A Contemporary Affirmation of Faith
We believe in Jesus Christ the Lord,
Who was promised to the people of Israel,
Who came in flesh to dwell among us,
Who announced the coming of the rule of God,
Who gathered disciples and taught them,
Who died on the cross to free us from sin,
Who rose from the dead to give us life and hope,
Who reigns in heaven at the right hand of God,
Who comes to Judge and bring justice to victory.
We believe in God His Father,
Who raised Him from the dead,
Who created and sustains the universe,
Who acts to deliver His people in times of need,
Who desires all men everywhere to be saved,
Who rules over the destinies of men and nations,
Who continues to love men even when they reject Him.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
Who is the form of God present in the church,
Who moves men to faith and obedience,
Who is the guarantee of our deliverance,
Who leads us to find God’s will in the Word,
Who assists those whom He renews in prayer,
Who guides us in discernment,
Who impels us to act together.
We believe God has made us His people,
To invite others to follow Christ,
To encourage one another to deeper commitment,
To proclaim forgiveness of sins and hope,
To reconcile men to God through word and deed,
To bear witness to the power of love over hate,
To proclaim Jesus the Lord over all,
To meet the daily tasks of life with purpose,
To suffer joyfully for the cause of right,
To the ends of the earth,
To the end of the age,
To the praise of His glory.
Responsive Reading Rom. 5:12-17
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is
by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life
by one, Jesus Christ.) Bible Study*
"And He Died"
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. – Gen.
… and he died.
The story of Adam abruptly ends with this Scripture. There were no funeral
announcements, no obituary, no eulogy, and no gravesides prayers mentioned. How or where Adam died is also omitted from the Scriptures. Although he was the first created human and should have been celebrated in a glorious “Going Home” service after existing for 930 years—Adam’s death generated absolutely no buzz.
… and he died.
So what happened? Why was such a well-known man given just a terse AND HE DIED comment?
Because Adam had sinned . . . and an unsung death was his punishment.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Rom. 6:23
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” – Gen. 3:19
Thought for the week:
JESUS DIED SO WE COULD LIVE!
Bible reading for the week:
Call to Discipleship
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Prayer requests for this week:
Tree of Life Synagogue Victims and Their Families Victims of Hurricane Michael and their Families Indonesian Victims and Their Families
Victims of Hurricane Florence and Their Families Elected Officials
Victims of violence and Their Families
Female students, Chibok Government Secondary School, Borno State, Nigeria Riley Richardson, Parents & Family
Mickey DelVecchio Anthony Gray
Brian Conix, Sr.
Kurtis Conix, Jr.
Kurtis Conix, Sr.
Barbara Whitfield Linda Billups Oscar Conix
Kenneth Mack, Sr.
Patricia Mack Tyra Mack Josiah Conix
Carol Brown and Family Brenda Lewis and Family Donna Vance
Derrick Gray Jordyn Edmunds Portia Edmunds Orion Edmunds Carl Edmunds Humphrey Conix Wilbur Vance, Jr Mildred Hayes Dr. Portia Conix
Father God, Our Magnificent Provider, we give You all love and praises. We wish to lift up to You, Lord, all those in need of prayer today. Only You alone, Father, know our hearts
and the issues and difficulties which lie there. Only You, Father, can strengthen the weak, heal the sick, uplift the depressed, encourage the despondent and illuminate the hopeless. We Thank You, Father, for hearing our pleas on the behalf of those who cannot
or will not pray for themselves. We Thank You, Lord, for the events which You have already put into place on our behalf. We Thank You, Father God, for the manifestations of
solutions which we have yet to see.
We Thank You for being Our Waymaker and Our Problem Solver. Nothing is too hard for You, Lord, and we can never praise You enough for being the God of Impossibilities.
In the Name of Your Blessed Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him [be] glory both now and for ever.
Amen 2 Pet. 3:18
Benediction (Num. 6:24-26)
May The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
May The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
May The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEK!