pentecost, week 9 03 august 2014 - CityChurch Pompano

pentecost, week 9
03 august 2014
“I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.” • Heathcliff to Catherine, in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless
there is love, patience, persistence.” • Cornel West !
Use the time before the service as an opportunity to prepare for worship, quiet your heart, and receive Christ. Feel free
to read the reflections above. As a courtesy, please turn off your cell phone, beeper, iPod, or other noisemaker at this time.
The ancient Celts believed that there were “thin places” on this earth; places where you could experience the
very presence of God. Worship is a “thin place” between heaven and earth where we meet with God. When we gather
for congregational worshipВ we enter into the very presence of the Living God.В No matter who you are or what you have
done, God by his grace, is able to change your life forever. Meet with him at this “thin place”: worship.
All Scripture references taken from the New International Version (NIV), unless otherwise noted.
Call to Worship
Based on Hebrews 1:1-3
Long ago, at different times and in various ways, God spoke to our ancestors
through the Hebrew prophets. But in these last days, we have heard God’s
voice through His Son, Jesus Christ, who has been given dominion over all
things and through whom all worlds were made.
The Call to Worship is an
invitation into the unique activity of
worship. Our primary activity in
the worship service is to participate
in the gift exchange of worship
itself, by hearing God’s Word, by
offering prayers and praise, and by
receiving spiritual nourishment
offered at the Lord’s table.
He is the One who sustains the universe by the power of his command;
the One who gave himself to free us from the grip of sin and death;
the One who, even now, reigns in the heavens, seated at the right hand of God. This is our God!В В Let's worship together.
Prayer of Invocation
“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” *
O love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be
The term invocation implies that
the congregation invokes, or “calls
upon,” God. In it, we express our
longing for God as well as deep
dependence and humility.
O light that follows all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be
O joy that seeks me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain
That morn shall tearless be
O cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be
• Words: Cecil F. Alexander (1882)
• Additional Words + Music: Robby Seay (1997)
*Indicates congregation standing
“Great Are You Lord” *
You give life, you are love

You bring light to the darkness

You give hope, you restore
Every heart that is broken

And great are you Lord
Why do we sing in church? As
God's people gather for worship, we
focus our attention on God and
away from ourselves by singing
together. We respond with
thanksgiving to God, because we
have hope. And we sing because it is
the best and most complete
response that we can utter.
It's your breath in our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise

It's your breath in our lungs

So we pour out our praise to you only
And all the earth will shout your praise

Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing

Great are you Lord
• Words + Music: David Leonard, Jason Ingram and Leslie Jordan (2011)!
First Reading *
Exodus 19:1-6 (ESV)
As the Bible is the primary means
by which God speaks to and edifies
his people, we read and listen to
the Scriptures together in worship.
In ancient Israel and the early
church, services of worship were
organized for the public reading of
scripture – a practice vital to
building up the community of faith.
the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of
Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2They set out from
Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, and they encamped in the
wilderness. There Israel encamped before the mountain, 3while Moses went
up to God. The Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you
shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: 4You yourselves
have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
5Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured
possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a
holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”
Call to Confession
Based on Psalm 34:18
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in
spirit. Let us admit our brokenness to God.
Corporate Confession
Because sin is so pervasive in both
our corporate and individual lives,
Christians and non-Christians are
called to come before the Father
with honesty and transparency,
confessing our brokenness and
asking for both forgiveness and
healing through Jesus Christ…
…we confess corporately to show
our unity even in our brokenness.
O Holy One,
we call to you and name you as eternal,
ever-present, and boundless in love.
Yet there are times, O God,
when we fail to recognize you in the dailyness of our lives.В Holy God, in the daily round from sunrise to sunset,
remind us again of your holy presence hovering near us and in us.
Free us from shame and self-doubt.
Help us to see you in the moment-by-moment possibilities to live honestly,
to act courageously, and to speak from our wisdom.В !
Private Confession
Assurance of Forgiveness
Christ died for our sins. He made a full atonement for us. We are forgiven and
we have the promise of eternal life. Feel that forgiveness in your heart. We are
His children. Amen.В !!
We confess individually in order
to own our failing toward God and
toward humankind in thought,
word and deed.
Christ has given the Church
authority to declare forgiveness
of sins in his name. Because of
this, when the liturgist proclaims
that your sins are forgiven, you can
know that Christ agrees.
“You Alone Can Rescue” *!
Who, oh Lord, could save themselves,
Their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea
Your grace is deeper still
You alone can rescue, You alone can save
You alone can lift us from the grave
You came down to find us, led us out of death
To You alone belongs the highest praise
You, oh Lord, have made a way
The great divide You heal
For when our hearts were far away
Your love went further still
Yes, your love goes further still
We lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes
You’re the Giver of Life
• Words + Music: Matt Redman (2010)
Prayers of the People
The Lord's PrayerВ Based on Matthew 6:9-13
In response to God's having
gathered us in worship, we offer
our petitions to him for the
church, the nation, the world, the
city and those who are suffering.
Our Father 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 debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from the evil one. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
Community Updates
At this time children grades K-5th are dismissed for CityKids children's church.
Second Reading
Hebrews 8 (ESV)
the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the
throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. 3For
every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something
to offer. 4Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to
the law. 5They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was
instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the
mountain.” 6But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant
he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. 7For if that first covenant had been faultless, there
would have been no occasion to look for a second.
8 For
he finds fault with them when he says:
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord,
when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah,
9 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers
on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.
For they did not continue in my covenant,
and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws into their minds,
and write them on their hearts,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
11 And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor
and each one his brother, saying, �Know the Lord,’
for they shall all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
and I will remember their sins no more.”
In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old
is ready to vanish away.
Prayer of Illumination
The prayer of illumination
acknowledges the Spirit’s work in
this part of worship by requesting
God’s Spirit to act through the
reading and preaching of Scripture.
The prayer is offered for both the
preacher and the listener, for both
the speaking and the hearing of the
Hebrews, Part 5
“The New Covenant” – Hebrews 8
Rev. Brad Jones, Lead Pastor
A sermon is not just teaching for
living; it is mainly a time when
Christ encounters his people
through his Word.
Affirmation of Faith *
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy
Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
dead, and buried. He descended to the dead. The third day he rose again from
the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the
When we affirm our
faith together, it reminds us that
we are part of an ancient and
global faith. This basic creed of
Christian churches, as most
familiarly known, is called the
Apostles' Creed. It has received this
title because of its great antiquity;
it dates from very early times in the
Church, a half century or so from
the last writings of the New
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Invitation to the Table
Words of Institution
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
On the night on which Jesus was betrayed, he sat at supper with his disciples. While they were eating, he took a
piece of bread, said a blessing, broke it, and gave it to them with the words, “This is my body. It is broken for you.
Do this to remember me.” Later he took the cup, saying, “This cup is God’s covenant, sealed with my blood. Drink
from it, all of you, to remember me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
*The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Distribution of the Bread + Cup
CityChurch welcomes all baptized Christians – those who are trusting in Jesus
Christ for salvation and who are members of congregations that proclaim the
gospel – to receive the Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper, or
the Eucharist) with us. We will be coming forward to receive Communion.
When you come forward, tear a piece of the bread, and then dip it into the
Please note that we use wine in Communion. If you cannot receive wine, nonalcoholic white grape juice is also available. If you are not able to receive The
Lord’s Supper, please use this time to meditate on one of the prayers below.
“The Eucharist is the definitive
action practiced in the Christian
community that keeps Jesus Christ
before us as the Savior of the world
and our Savior, and ourselves as
sinners in need of being saved. The
Eucharist is the sacramental act
that pulls us into actual material
participation with Christ (eating
and drinking bread and wine) as he
gives his very life “for us and for
our salvation” (cf., the Nicene
Creed)... The Eucharist puts Jesus
in his place: dying on the cross and
giving us that sacrificed life. And it
puts us in our place: opening our
hands and receiving the remission
of our sins, which is our salvation.”
• Eugene Peterson, Christ Plays
in Ten Thousand Places
Prayers of Meditation for Those Not Communing
Prayer for Those Searching for Truth
Prayer of Belief
Lord Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth, and
the life. Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost
of following you as I consider the reasons for doing
so. If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach
me, and open to me the reality of who you are. Give
me an understanding of you that is coherent,
convincing, and that leads to the life that you
promise. Amen.
Lord Jesus, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful
than I ever before believed, but through you I am
more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I
thank you for paying my debt, bearing my
punishment on the cross, and offering forgiveness
and new life. Knowing that you have been raised
from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you
as Savior and Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Those Overcome with Sin
Lord Jesus Christ, grant that I may see in you the
fulfillment of all my need and may turn from every
false satisfaction to feed on you, the true and living
bread. Enable me to lay aside the sin that clings so
closely and run with perseverance the race set before
me, looking to you, the pioneer and perfecter of my
faith. Amen.
Prayer for Renewal
Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you in
baptism, to love God and neighbor, and to a life of
committed discipleship in your church. Grant that I
may take the necessary steps to be one with your
people, to pursue forgiveness, reconciliation, and
peace, and to live in the fullness of your Spirit. Amen.
Communion Song – “Come Ye Sinners” *
Come ye sinners poor and needy
Weak and wounded sick and sore
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pity, love and power
I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in his arms
In the arms of my dear Savior
Oh there are ten thousand charms
Come ye thirsty, come and welcome
God's free bounty glorify
True belief and true repentance
Every grace that brings you nigh
Come ye weary, heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall
If you tarry til you're better
You will never come at all
• Words: Joseph Hart (1759)
• Music: Robbie Seay (2002)
“Nothing Holding Me Back” *
Thank you for the cross that you have carried
Thank you for your blood that was shed
You took the wait of sin upon your shoulders
And sacrificed your life so I could live
Now nothing is holding me back from you
Redeemer of my soul
Now nothing can hold me back from you
Your love will never let me go
Thank you for your death and resurrection
Thank you for the power of your blood
And I am overwhelmed by your affection
The kindness and the greatness of your love
The kindness and the greatness of your love
Jesus, you make all things new
Jesus, you make all things new
Thank you that we're living in your Kingdom
Jesus you're the King upon the throne
Thank you for the way you always love me
Now I get to love you in return
Now I get to love you in return
• Words + Music: Bryan Torwalt and Katie Torwalt (2011)!
Gifts + Offerings
Christ calls us to give generously as a sign of gratitude for how much he has given us. Our response to his grace
enables us to give sacrificially of ourselves to one another and the work of Christ’s Kingdom. Your gift is an act
of personal worship to God in response to his grace in your life. The allocation of your time and money to God’s
service should be a byproduct of prayer and consultation with other Christians to whom you are accountable.
If you’re new to CityChurch, or are exploring Christianity, you’re under no obligation to give. However, if you call
CityChurch your “home church,” consider allocating a significant portion of your tithe and offering to the
community where you invest most of your time, and where others are investing in you.
The offering box is located on theВ tableВ as you exit.В For your convenience, one-time or recurring gifts can be
made online at: (select account CityChurch Pompano Beach).В You may also give via
text message by simply texting a dollar amount to 954.320.0092 and following the instructions.
Benediction *
Hebrews 13:20-21
Just as we ordain new ministers
and send them into the world to
serve, in the Benediction, Christ
ordains you with a blessing that
equips you for service.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant
brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the
sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in
us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
THE VISION OF CITYCHURCH is the Spiritual, Social, and Cultural renewal of Pompano Beach.
WE SEEK TO BE the very presence of Christ in Pompano Beach by cultivating a community of Faith, Hope + Love
Because we are a Community
of Faith we value:
Because we are a Community
of Hope we value:
Because we are a Community
of Love we value:
The Gospel. The Gospel is the only
hope for humankind. The message
of the Gospel is that Christ has done
what is necessary to bring us into a
relationship with God. We keep it at
the center of everything.
The City. Christianity has always
thrived in an urban context. We love
Pompano Beach, and want to live,
work, celebrate, raise our families,
enjoy, and serve this great city.
Life in Community. The Trinity is at
the core of Christian truth; namely
that God himself has always been in
community – the Father and Son
and Spirit all loving, giving and
sharing with one another. We
acknowledge that we need each
other, and that the life Jesus offers
works only in connection with a
community of faith.
Mission & Movement. Because God
is the one who initiates relationships,
and sent his Son to seek and save
people, we will pursue relationships
with people in hope that they will be
restored to their Father. CityChurch
does not exist as an end in itself –
we desire to be an incubator for
church planting throughout South
Florida, in that when we grow, we
will be very intentional about
spinning off and beginning new
congregations throughout our city.
Each of these churches will partner
with us in pursuing the goal of
spiritual, social, and cultural renewal.

Arts & Industries. We believe that
the good news of the Gospel is
about God’s redemption of this
fallen world and its cultural
expressions. We are a church that
welcomes, encourages, and equips
artists of every medium... and
therefore we will seek to offer artists
opportunities to show or perform
their work, providing
encouragement for them to grow
and develop as artists. We also
believe that the good news of the
Gospel impacts work and the
marketplace. We will encourage
men and women to use their
positions, talents, and gifts to the
best of their abilities, and to the
betterment of our city.

Social Healing. The Gospel is the
good news of Christ’s kingdom.
CityChurch seeks to partner with
local social service agencies that
assist the suffering in our own local
community. Furthermore, we will
pray for sensitivity to the mercy
needs of our community and will
seek to serve our neighbors out of
Christ’s love.
CityGroups are mid-sized gatherings of 15-20 people who exist to rehearse
the Gospel together, live it out to one another, and to be an extension of
God's love to our neighbors while serving the community around us. В !
For more information or to join a CityGroup, email: [email protected]
DNA Groups
DNA (Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability) groups usually consist of 3-4
people—men with men, women with women—who meet together weekly to
be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each others lives so that they
grow in and live out our identity in Christ.В If you are interested in being a part
of a DNA group, email [email protected]
“We who follow Jesus are a sent
people, even as Jesus was sent into
the world by His Heavenly Father.
We are a community sent on a
mission together: to keep on doing
the ministry of Jesus so that all
people and all creation might
experience the reconciliation of
God. God has designed the church
of Jesus Christ to be a �missional’
fellowship. The word �mission’
comes from the Latin word �missio’,
which means �having been sent.’
Since we have been sent to do God's
work, we are a �missional’
community together.”
• Mark D. Roberts
CityKids Check-In System
Parents, please note that we have a new wristband check-in system for our CityKids ministry. Upon signing in your
child to CityKids, the child will receive a green numbered wristband and you will receive a tear off tab with the same
number. The tab is to be presented to the classroom leader during pick up. В If the tab is misplaced, a photo ID from
the person who signed the child in must be presented. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive for a fun and safe
environment for our CityKids. В For any questions, email us at [email protected]
Upcoming Events (Mark Your Calendar!)
Today, 4-7p – CityChurch Cookout
Pompano Beach (100 N Pompano Beach Blvd, 33062)
CityChurch South Florida will be having a cookout at Pompano
Beach hosted by CityChurch Pompano. Bring a side dish to
share. In case of rain check our Twitter or Facebook pages (listed
at the bottom of the page) or call 954-543-1142.
Tue, Aug 5 & 12, 6p – CityGroups Summer Schedule
Brad and Mandi Jones’ House (224 SW 6th Ct, Pompano)
join us as all CityGroups gather together during the
Fri, Aug 8, 9:30a – CityMoms
Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet (6135 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale)
Join this monthly gathering offering refreshment,
encouragement and connection for South Florida moms of all
ages. For more information or to RSVP for complimentary
childcare, please contact: [email protected]
Mon, Aug 11, 7:30p – CityChurch Writers Group
Brew VicPark (638 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale)
Songwriters, poets, playwrights, authors: you are invited to
a monthly meeting of creative minds in our community. For
more information, contact CityChurch Fort Lauderdale’s
Artist-in-Residence, Laura Creel ([email protected]).
Aug 30-Sept 1 – Labor Day Weekend Retreat
Join us Labor Day Weekend at the Jupiter Beach Resort
& Spa on the beach! This is a special time each year to
be refreshed in the Gospel and in community. Book a
double occupancy room, two night package for $189.
Kids stay free! Check online or at the Info table for
other rates as well as three night packages.
Registration and payment can be done online at or after the service at the Info
table. To inquire about a scholarship or to give to the
scholarship fund, contact [email protected]
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CityChurch has no formal affiliation with the Pompano Beach Civic Center.
We are grateful to them for allowing us rental space at their facility.
CityChurch Pompano is a Baptist congregation affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention