The Cost and Crowning Joy of Redemption

The Cost and Crowning Joy of Redemption

Ruth 4

Call to Worship: John 12:12-13 and Psalm 118 (adapted)

John 12:12-13
A great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, crying “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Psalm 118
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: His steadfast Love endures forever.

People: Hosanna to God, Hosanna in the highest!  

Leader: The Lord is our strength and our might. 

People: Hosanna to God, Hosanna in the highest!  

Leader: With the Lord on our side, what can we fear? 

People: Hosanna to God, Hosanna in the highest!  

Leader: The Lord has become our salvation.

People: Hosanna to God, Hosanna in the highest!  

Leader: His love endures forever! and all who fear God say “His Love endures forever!”

People: Hosanna to God, Hosanna in the highest!

Scripture Reading: Gal. 4:4-7 (NLT)

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6 And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” 7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.