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Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday | January 16  

Call to Worship  Psalm 93    

1 The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty;the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
2  Your throne is established from of old;you are from everlasting.
 
3  The floods have lifted up, O LORD,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their roaring.
4  Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the LORD on high is mighty!
 
5  Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house,O LORD, forevermore.

Prayer of Invocation 

Prayer of Invocation
Heavenly Father,
King of kings and Lord of lords,
whose glory is incomprehensible,
whose majesty is infinite,
and whose power is incomparable,
maintain us, your servants, in quietness;
and grant that we may be so settled in the certainty of your promises,
that whatsoever may come upon us,
we may abide firm in your faith,
and may live uprightly in the midst of your people,
which Jesus Christ your Son has bought with his precious blood.
All praise and honor and glory to you eternal God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.  

Prayer of Confession  

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep, we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, we have offended against your holy laws, we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare those who confess their faults, restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord; and grant, for his sake, that we may hereafter live a godly and righteous life, to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.

 Assurance of Forgiveness  Romans 6:4

4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

Affirmation of Faith (In Unison) The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
 
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
 
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. Amen.

Collection of Tithes and Gifts   

With gladness, let us present the offerings of our life and labor to the Lord as a sign of our trust in Him.

You can give financially to the church in one of the following ways:

1) Mail a check to: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.

2) text an amount to 601-202-4203;

3) Click here to give online by credit card or directly from your bank account; (Click here for tutorial on how to give online)

Scripture Readings  Judges 2:11-15

11 And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals. 12 And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of thepeoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the LORD to anger. 13 They abandoned the LORD and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. 14 So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them. And he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. 15 Whenever they marched out, the hand of the LORD was against them for harm, as the LORD had warned, and as the LORD had sworn to them. And they were in terrible distress. 

Colossians 2:8-12 

8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, accordingto human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not accordingto Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have beenfilled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you werecircumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of theflesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, inwhich you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God,who raised him from the dead.  

The Word Preached  "Don’t Be Captive”  Dr. Josh Cole

Prayer of Intercession and the Lord’s Prayer

The following offers an outline of prayer.
As you pray, add other specific prayers to the Lord.

Pray that the Holy Spirit would move mightily around the world,
opening eyes to Jesus Christ.

Pray for the Church around the world.

Pray for the Church in Jackson.

Pray for the work of missionaries around the world.

Pray for Covenant.

Pray for our country.

Pray for our city.

Pray for those on your heart this day. 

Pray through our high priest and mediator, Jesus Christ.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. 

When you have specific Prayer Request call the church (601-981-7236) or send your prayer request to the pastors here: www.covenantpresjackson.org/ministries/prayer-request/   

Read God’s Blessing   Numbers 6:24-26 

24 The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.