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Call to Worship

(Congregation reads underlined portion together):

Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer.

 There is none like you, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things, you alone are God.

 — from Ps 91:14 and Psalm 86:8-10, NRSV

Song of Adoration

Blessed Be Your Name

 

Blessed be Your name

In the land that is plentiful

 

Where Your streams of abundance flow

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be Your name

When I'm found in the desert place

 

Though I walk through the wilderness

Blessed be Your name

 

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll

Turn back to praise

 

When the darkness closes in, Lord

Still I will say

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

 

Blessed be Your name

When the sun's shining down on me

 

When the world's all as it should be

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be Your name

On the road marked with suffering

 

Though there's pain in the offering

Blessed be Your name

 

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll

Turn back to praise

 

When the darkness closes in, Lord

Still I will say

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

 

You give and take away

You give and take away

 

My heart will choose to say

Lord blessed be Your name

 

You give and take away

You give and take away

 

My heart will choose to say

Lord blessed be Your name

 

Ev’ry blessing You pour out I’ll

Turn back to praise

 

When the darkness closes in, Lord

Still I will say

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your name

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

Blessed be Your glorious name

Confession / Assurance of Pardon

Corporate Confession (congregation reads underlined portion together):

Almighty God, we confess how hard it is to be your people.

You have called us to be the church,

to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lonely and confused world.

Yet we acknowledge we are more apathetic than active,

isolated than involved, callous than compassionate,

obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.

Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins.

Remove the obstacles preventing us

from being your representatives to a broken world.

Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit.

This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon:

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

Thanks be to God.

In the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we are assured that there is no sin so terrible that God cannot forgive, no hurt so terrible that God cannot heal. God accepts, God forgives, and God sets free. Receive the forgiving love of God. Thanks be to God.

Christ is our peace; those who are divided he has made one. He has broken down the barriers of separation by his death and has built us up into one body, with God. To all who repent and believe he has promised reconciliation. So let us live as people reconciled. Amen. 

Song of Faithfulness

Lord, I Need You

 

Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here, I find my rest
Without You, I fall apart
You're the one that guides my heart

 

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour, I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

 

Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

 

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour, I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

 

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand, I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

 

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour, I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

 

My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Scripture Reading

Acts 15:1–11 (ESV)

1 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. 3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. 5 But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”

6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. 7 And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, 9 and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. 10 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11 But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”

Sermon

Title: The Gospel for All Nations

Sermon Text: Acts 15:1-11

Song of Redemption

Jesus Paid It All

I hear the Savior say, Thy strength indeed is small

Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all

 

Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

 

Lord, now indeed I find Thy power and Thine alone

Can change the leper's spots and melt the heart of stone

 

Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

my Sin had left this crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

 

 

And when before the throne I stand in Him complete

"Jesus died my soul to save" my lips shall still repeat

 

Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow

 

He washed it white as snow

He washed it white as snow

 

O Praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead (repeat)

Announcements

  • Joint Worship at FBC: Redeemer will be joining First Baptist Church for their worship service on Sunday May 22nd. This will be held at 11am at FBC (701 S. Duncan St.) and will be a time for our two churches to worship together. FBC will also host a potluck meal afterward for both our congregations to eat and fellowship together. We encourage you to bring a side, dessert, or drink.

  • Redeemer members, we are working toward relaunching Redeemer Kids classes. We currently do not have enough members who have completed our MemberSafe training. If you are a member and are willing to serve in any capacity in Redeemer Kids, please complete that training this week if possible. If you have any questions, please talk to Tyler Campbell.

  • 100% of all donations to our Benevolence Fund will go to support people in need in the Stillwater area.

  • You can support Afghan refugees moving to Stillwater by donating to our Refugee Resettlement Fund.  100% of all donations to this account will go to support Afghan refugees in Stillwater.

  • Follow us on social media for Redeemer updates.  Links are listed at the bottom of this page.

Benediction

(Congregation reads underlined portion aloud)

May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us,

and the love of God, which enables us to love all,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, which unites us in one body,

make us eager to obey the will of God until we meet again,

through Jesus Christ, our Lord

2 Corinthians 13:13

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