May 3 Worship Guide
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1 – 2
As we are called into worship today, it is sobering to remember that when God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus, most of the world did not recognize him and therefore did not worship him. Today we ask for the faith that will open our eyes to see Jesus for who he is, that we might worship him in truth.
Let us behold and see our God!
We open our eyes to see his glory.
We open our ears to hear his wisdom.
We open our hands to offer him gifts.
We open our mouths to sing his praise.
We open our hearts to offer him our love.
He is Lord!
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment. You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. —Psalm 51:1-4, 6, 9-11
- Spend some quiet time in confession. Asking God to reveal where you have sinned against others, yourself, and your Creator.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness — 1 John 1:9
- Share with God or with those around you what sin God has revealed in your life.
- Afterwards Remind each other of God's faithful love and cleansing forgiveness by reading Psalm 103:8-12
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Stories are an amazing way to share how God is moving and affecting people in our church, in our community, and around the world. Let's get to know each other by telling real stories of transformation, hope, and love found only in Jesus. If you would like to bless others by sharing your story please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This morning we will hear from Mark Cacka.