The Glory of Christ, Part 1

The Glory of Christ, Part 1

Colossians 1:15-17

Call to Worship: Psalm 33: 2-3; 6-9; 20-22 (NLT) Responsive

     Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre;
              make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.
     Sing a new song of praise to him;
             play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.

     The Lord merely spoke,
             and the heavens were created.
         He breathed the word,
             and all the stars were born.
     He assigned the sea its boundaries
             and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
     Let the whole world fear the Lord,
             and let everyone stand in awe of him.
     For when he spoke, the world began!
             It appeared at his command.

20      We put our hope in the Lord.
             He is our help and our shield.
21      In him our hearts rejoice,
             for we trust in his holy name.
22      Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
             for our hope is in you alone.

Scripture Reading: The Apostles Creed (in Mandarin)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy [universal] Church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.