Chapel Worship Guide 3.16.2014

Today we continue our preaching series, Gospel: I Love to Tell the Story.  Tomorrow, the Lenten devotionals, Be Still and Know that I AM God, will resume.

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, March 16, 2014

The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell

Worship music this morning is provided courtesy of the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville

Prelude—LeAnn Malecha

Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

Worship in Song –

Hymn #21, O Worship the King

Hymn #37, Great is Thy Faithfulness

Scripture Readings (Old Testament)  

Jeremiah 31: 31 “The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Scripture Reading (New Testament)

Romans 10:5 Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: “The man who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?'” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile– the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Worship in SongHymn #90, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing


Message:  “The Good News: Too Good to be True?” by Barbara Shafer

The Good News—the Truly Good News– is

  1. Jesus did it all.  It’s already complete.
  2. It’s no longer an external Law to be followed by a covenant people who were set apart from others, but is now an internal law, written on our hearts, empowered by the Holy Spirit, accessed by faith, and for people who are saved by grace.
  3. And it is for all who believe!  Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

This is Good News indeed!

Benediction—Barbara Shafer

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