This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on July 17, 2016 at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky | Minister of Music: Lucas Almeida
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship: Hebrews 4:4
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Remembering Our Sin and God’s Amazing Forgiveness Through Our Savior Jesus Christ
Scripture and Contemplation —based on 1 Corinthians 13
Love is patient.
(Am I willing to endure trying people?)
Love is kind.
(Am I thinking or acting unkindly toward anyone?)
Love is not possessive.
(Am I manipulative? Do I use people?)
Love is not boastful or proud.
(Do I love to be the center of attention?)
Love is courteous.
(Am I considerate, thoughtful, warm?)
Love is not selfish.
(Am I always insistent on my needs and rights?)
Love is not irritable or bitter.
(Am I forgiving? Do I keep a record of wrongs?)
Love delights in truth and righteousness.
(Do I put obedience to God first in my life?)
I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow by John Newton/Traditional Melody
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:15-6:4
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Oh How Good It Is by Getty/Holmes/Townend
Ministry of Prayer
Receive the Glory by Bob Kauflin
Ministry of the Word: Genesis 3:15-16
"The Gospel & the Family" / More sermons can be found at the Clifton Baptist Church website.
O Breath of God by Keith Getty/Madeira
We are pleased that you joined us for worship this morning. Visitors and members alike are encouraged to fellowship with one another after the service. If you would like to speak with a pastor, one will be available in both foyers at the back of the auditorium.