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Order of Worship
Call to Worship
- We offer a song of praise celebrating who God is and all He has done!
- He Keeps Me Singing
Welcome and Announcements
- Connect with us
- “I’m new” page
- Church Business Hours
- Church Office
- Monday through Thursday - 10:00am to 3:00pm
- Relaunch - Sunday Oct 31
- Our Grand Reopening will be Sunday October 31st
- Please visit our “Things to Know” page
- Sign up to fill our current volunteer needs.
- See our church calendar.
- Stay up to date with everything going on at FBC Forest Park.
- Deacon Elections
- Deacon Elections will be held today after church in a short called conference.
- Online Giving
- You can setup and access your online giving account by clicking on the Online Giving card below.
- There are no fees for you or the church if you use a bank transfer.
- There is 1.9% processing fee for debit and credit cards.
- You can also mail your tithes and offerings to:
FBC Forest Park
634 Main Street
Forest Park, Ga 30297
Prayer of Illumination
- We invite the Holy Spirit to minister to each of us as He intercedes on our behalf, corrects and encourages us in our relationship with The Father through The Son, and illuminates God’s word in our hearts through the reading and teaching of Scripture.
Songs of Adoration and Thanksgiving
- We sing songs that extol God’s grace and truth, strengthen our faith, and encourage our love for Him and others.
- We Have Come Into His House
- I Stand Amazed in the Presence
- Jesus Paid It All
Confession of Sin
- God’s holiness exposes our corporate and individual sins. God's grace, displayed most prominently through Jesus’ death on the cross, invites us to be reunited with The Father through the regular confession of sin. Repentance is an invitation into His grace.
Assurance of Pardon
- God declares from his Word and through his Church that all who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are forgiven of their sins.
Offering of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- We recognize our sins were forgiven by Christ’s death on the cross and, therefore, we are called by God to forgive others who sin against us. We offer others our forgiveness and pray for reconciled relationships.
- We intercede before God on behalf of our church and our community.
- As fallible vessels, we receive, test, and share God’s revelation intended to edify the church and signify our future hope.
Scripture Reading and Sermon
- God addresses His people through the reading and preaching of His word to edify believers and exhort all people to make sense of, make much of, and make use of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- Sermon notes can be found below...
Invitation to Respond Publicly
- We offer an opportunity for you to make public your decision to follow Jesus, your desire to be baptized, your interest in joining our church, or any other significant spiritual decision you have made during our service.
Let us know how God is working in your life.
Church Words - Part 3
Last week we defined 4 christian terms:
- Sin is more than behavior.
- Sin is a disease that causes brokenness.
- God’s standard for perfection.
- The mirror that reflects the truth about who we really are.
- The Law demands justice.
- Grace is the most important word in the Bible.
- Grace offers love, allows for mercy, and satisfies justice.
- How? Through substitution.
- The Good News!
Let’s build on our understanding of that substitution…
6When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
17“The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again. 18No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”
Two Terms to help us understand how Jesus’ substitution affects our lives:
- to gain goodwill or favor.
- To calm someone who is angry.
- Over the centuries this term was was used less and less because it causes confusion about the Gospel.
- first appeared in the language in the 15th century.
- Combines “at one.”
- “To set one” or “to reconcile”
- This term makes it more clear that God was acting on our behalf out of love.
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. 22We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
To whom does God offer atonement?
23For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24Yet God, in his grace (displaying love, offering forgiveness, and satisfying justice), freely makes us right (atones) in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
Term number 3:
3. Imputed Righteousness
- to be assigned to something
- Right standing with God assigned to sinners because of Jesus’ voluntary substitution.
So how should we respond to this?
27Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. 28So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.
Weekly Budget Update
Last week's giving:
- $9,298. 48
Amount needed each week to make full budget of $580,000 by year end:
Amount needed each week to fulfill the congregation's commitment of $475,000 by year end.
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Total funds needed YTD:
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Our Faith Offering is designated giving specifically for missions over and above our normal tithes.
Last week's Faith Offering:
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