Both congregations of Grace and McCloud have returned to physical worship. But in order to serve those that are still staying home for health and medical reasons, we will continue to offer the livestream for the foreseeable future.
Watch past live-streamed services and pastoral updates on youtube. (click link below)
The Grace Community Presbyterian Church Livestream begins at 9am.
The McCloud Community Presbyterian Church Livestream begins at 11am.
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Below the video you will find the liturgy for today along with the prayers and Scriptures.
Call to Worship: Adapted from Psalm 5
Reader: Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.
People: O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
Reader: But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house.
People: I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness.
Reader: Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.
Everyone: For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
(9am @ GRACE)Singing: Click here for lyrics to all our songs for today (it will open up a document in another window and you can follow along when we sing)
(11am @ McCloud) Singing: Click here for lyrics to all our songs for today (it will open up a document in another window and you can follow along when we sing)
Invitation to Confession: Daniel 9:3–5, 19
Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”
Silent Confession of Sin
Hear the Good News, the Assurance of Pardon! Isaiah 65:17–19
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
Singing: Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.
The Lord's Prayer
- 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 this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever, amen.
Sermon Text: Matthew 7:28-29
Sermon Title: “For he was teaching them as one who had authority…”
1. The Crowd's Amazement
- Matthew 7:28
- Matthew 13:54
- The Greek word “astonished” here can also be translated as marveled or amazed.
- Mark 1:27
- Luke 2:47
- Luke 4:22
- John 7:46
2. Christ's Authority
- Matthew 7:29
- The scribes had the tasks of copying the Law of God (the entire Hebrew Bible) as well as providing interpretation of the Law.
- “Christ, upon the mountain, showed more true authority, than the scribes in Moses’ seat.” (Matthew Henry)
7 unique aspects of Jesus’ authority.
1. Authority as Lord
- Matthew 5:22, 28, 32, 34, 39, 44
2. Authority as Christ
- Luke 4:18
3. Authority as Lord
- Philippians 2:10–11
4. Authority as Savior
- Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23, 24-27
5. Authority as Judge
- Matthew 7:22–23
6. Authority as Son of God
- Matthew 7:21
7. Authority as God
- Colossians 1:15–19
- Matthew 8:27
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Benediction: Deuteronomy 31:7–8 and Matthew 28:18-20
Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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