This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on January 22, 2017 at Harrison Hills Baptist Church in Lanesville, Indiana. | Worship Pastor – Austin Collins
Welcome & Announcements
Pastoral Prayer of Invocation
Sermon Text Scripture Reading: Galatians 4:4-7 (ESV)
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Father, Long Before Creation by Osenga/Jones
As the Lord has called us to adore him this morning through his rescuing love, let us ask together for his blessing and his presence in this time of worship today. Please respond by reading the underlined portions on the screen.
Come, almighty King,
and help us your name to sing,
for you are a God of love.
Come, incarnate Word,
and make known your wonders to our souls,
for you are a God of grace.
Come, holy Comforter,
and bear witness within every heart that we belong to you,
for you are a God who creates fellowship.
Come, triune God,
that we might love and adore you all the days of our lives.
Though we come with sins heavy on our hearts before a holy God this morning, we have assurance the we can approach his mercy seat and find grace poured out in the blood of Christ. Because of that promise, he draws near to us, adopting us as his children to share with him in his glories forever. Let's declare that wondrous truth together.
(R.1.4.8, Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.)
Blessed Assurance by Crosby/Knapp
Corresponding Scripture Reading: Romans 8:16-17 (ESV)
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Good Good Father by Brown/Barrett
Begone Unbelief by Newton/Twit
Deacon-Led Offertory Prayer
Administered by Deacons
Sermon: Galatians 3:27-4:7
Adopted: A New Inheritance
Song of Reflection and Response
And Can It Be by Wesley/Campbell
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