This week we continue our Spring series for 2022, Romans Part 1 – Righteousness From God, Yay! In Romans 8:26-39 we’ll see that in all things God is working his will for our good. The worship theme is “Working for Our Good” and the visual theme is weaving, as God weaves all circumstances together for our good and his glory.
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 220626 Heart Prep
Call to Worship:
In Your Presence
Psalm 16:1, 11 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 11You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 135:1–6 Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord, 2who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God! 3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant! 4For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession. 5For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. 6Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Preparation for Prayer:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
Scripture for Meditation:
Ephesians 1:3–14 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. 11In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.