Calls To Worship
Adapted from Genesis 1 and John 1
Leader: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
People: Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and without Him not one thing came into being.
Leader: What has come into being in Him was life, and the life was the light of all people.
People: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
Leader: From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1) Let us praise God.
Adapted from Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)
Pastor: “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
All: “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Pastor: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,”
All: “so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Submitted by Dustin Ray (ESV, adapted for liturgical use)
As we call ourselves to worship, let us remember that our God is an awesome God, who in Jesus Christ has lived in our flesh, faced our temptations, gone to cross for, and lives today in heaven. In this time of worship let us praise our God, pray for one another, and renew our faith in Christ who is with us. Let us worship God.
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