The Love of Christ

The Love of Christ

  • Sermon Questions
  • Call to Worship: Psalm 103: 8-14; 17a; 22b (ESV) antiphonal

    Leader: The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
        People:   slow to anger, abounding in love.

    Leader: He will not always accuse,
        People: nor will he harbor his anger forever;

    10 Leader: he does not treat us as our sins deserve
         People:   or repay us according to our iniquities.

    11 Leader: For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
         People:   so great is his love for those who fear him;

    12 Leader: as far as the east is from the west,
         People:   so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

    13 Leader: As a father has compassion on his children,
         People:   so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

    14 Leader: for he knows how we are formed,
         People:   he remembers that we are dust.

    17a Leader: But from everlasting to everlasting
                      the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    22b  All: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

    Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)

    21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

    22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”