Let’s read aloud together the following scripture, confession and prayer:
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Q 1: What is the chief purpose for which man is made?
A: The chief purpose for which man is made is to glorify God,
and to enjoy him for ever.
Q 21: Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A: The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ,
who, being the eternal Son of God became man, and so
was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct
natures and one person for ever.
[Westminster Shorter Catechism]
Prayer: God, we once again confess everything we have is by your superabundant grace. May the incomparable riches of joy, mercy and kindness spill over in our walks with you, in our homes and in our relationships with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Heart of Worship” by Matt Redman (click here).