Gospel-Shaped Service Example
Revelation: God Making Himself Known to Us
Silent Prayer and Meditation
Prelude: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:1–9
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
Adoration: Exalting Our Glorious God
Hymn: Let Us, with a Gladsome Mind
Prayer of Praise
Confession: Lifting Contrite Hearts up to the Lord
Scripture Reading: Psalm 70:4–5
Hymn: Come, Ye Sinners
Silent Prayers of Repentance
Corporate Prayer of Confession
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
—from Psalm 51
Propitiation: God Declaring Forgiveness
Declaration of the Good News: 1 Thessalonians 5:9
Leader: In Christ your sins are forgiven you!
People: The Lord be praised!
Hymn: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Proclamation: God Speaking through His Word
Scripture Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Sermon: “What Is Sanctification?”
Dedication: Responding to the Word of God
Hymn: Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated
Supplication: Praying for the Church & the World
Commission: God Sending Us Forth to Serve Him
Pastoral Welcome & Announcements
Hymn: Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak
Pastoral Charge and Benediction
Postlude: “Glory Be to God on High”