This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on May 15, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, North Campus in Mounds View, MN. | Lead Pastor (and Worship Pastor) - Dan Holst
Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Thomas Chisholm & William Runyan
Day by Day by Andrew Skoog, Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Bert, & Oskar Ahnfelt
Behold Our God by Jonathan Baird, Megan Baird, Ryan Baird, & Stephen Altrogge
Reading: Colossians 1:5-20
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Congregational Song of Worship
Our Great Savior by J.W. Chapman & R.H. Prichard
Prayer of Praise
Oceans by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, & Salomon Ligthelm
Sermon: Psalm 26 / Not Afraid / More sermons can be found at the Bethlehem Baptist Church website.
It Is Well by Horatio Spafford & Phillip Bliss