Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Epiphany '19 Series | King of Kings w/ Rev. Justin Ruddy + Saturday, January 12

There are the leaders we want, and then there are the leaders we get. Jesus is the Servant King we need and His invitation to Kingdom living provides a glimpse of the just and merciful world we need and He promises is coming.

Homily Audio | Epiphany: King of Kings

Homily Scriptures | Psalm 72

All Glory Be to Christ
Dustin Kensrue, 2012 A.D.

Should nothing of our efforts stand,
No legacy survive,
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive.
To you who boast tomorrow's gain
Tell me, "What is your life?"
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our King!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign we'll ever sing
All glory be to Christ!

His will be done, His Kingdom come
On earth as is above,
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him, the Lord of love!
Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
All glory be to Christ! (Chorus)

When on the day the great I AM,
The faithful and the true,
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new.
Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast Light.
And we shall e'er His people be,
All glory be to Christ! (Chorus)

Crown Him with Many Crowns
M. Bridges & G. Thring, 1851 A.D.

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne,
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity!

Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o'er the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save!
His glories now we sing,
Who died, and rose on high,
Who died, eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die!

Crown Him the Lord of peace,
Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
And all be prayer and praise!
His reign shall know no end,
And round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet!

Crown Him the Lord of love;
Behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified!
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou hast died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity!

Mosaic MSC, 2017 A.D.

Peace, bring it all to peace,
The storm surrounding me,
Let it break at Your name.
Still, call the sea to still,
The rage in me to still
Every wave at Your name.

Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble.
Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear.
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble.
Jesus, Jesus.

Breathe, call these bones to live
Call these lungs to sing
Once again, I will praise … (Chorus 2x)

Your name is a light that the shadows can't deny!
Your name cannot be overcome!
Your name is alive forever lifted high!
Your name cannot be overcome! (Chorus)

You Are My King (Amazing Love)
B.J. Foote, 2001 A.D.

I'm for given because You were forsaken.
I'm accepted; You were condemned.
I'm a live and well, Your Spirit is within me
Because You died and rose again.

Amazing love, how can it be
That You, my King, would die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true
And it's my joy to honor You,
In all I do to honor You.

You are my King, You are my King.
Jesus, You are my King.
Jesus, You are my King!

Most High God
K. Thompson & Crown of Glory, 2010 A.D.

All other gods,
They are the works of men.
You are the most high God,
There is none like You!

Jehovah, You are the most high!
You are the most high God!

Jehovah, eh-eh! Jehovah, ah-ah!
Jehovah, eh-eh! You are the most high God!

You are good and Your mercy is forever,

Corporate Prayer of Confession and Assurance
Is. 6:5-8Dan. 9:4-19Neh. 1:5-10Lk. 23:34

Call: Jesus, King of kings, hear our prayer. You ascended
in triumph. You raise us up to Your heavenly throne. All
authority, glory, and sovereign power is Yours.
Response: Christ, hear our prayer. Defend the cause
of the poor. Give deliverance to Your children. Crush
the evil one. Blessed are all who take refuge in You.

Silent Prayer with the Holy Spirit

Call: Redeem and deliver us as we pray Your Kingdom prayer:

Response: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil for Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever. Amen.

Prayers of Preparation for Eucharist
Matthew 26:26-291 Corinthians 11:23-26

Prayer seeking more from Jesus
Jesus, You claim to be the Way,
the Truth and the Life.
If what You claim is true,
please reveal to me who You are.
Give me an understanding of You
that is clear and convincing. Amen.

Prayer for Communion with Jesus
Jesus, grant that we may be filled
by You, the true Bread and Vine.
Be present with us, strengthen us,
and empower us to be Your witnesses
together as we seek first Your Kingdom
until You return and make all things new. Amen.

Eucharist | Thanking God for Communion with Christ and His Church

Benediction from Revelation 21:5-6

Behold, I make all things new. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to whoever thirsts. + Jesus 

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Next sermon audio and liturgy notes: Epiphany 2019 | We Will Not Keep Silent 

Christ is all,

Rev. Mike "Sully" Sullivan

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