The Purpose of Christ

The Purpose of Christ

Colossians 1:21-23


Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-7 (NIV)

     Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
              let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
     Let us come before him with thanksgiving
              and extol him with music and song.

     For the Lord is the great God,
              the great King above all gods.
     In his hand are the depths of the earth,
              and the mountain peaks belong to him.
     The sea is his, for he made it,
              and his hands formed the dry land.

     Come, let us bow down in worship,
              let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
     for he is our God
              and we are the people of his pasture,
              the flock under his care.

        Today, if only you would hear his voice…

Scripture Reading: Psalm 116:12-17 (NLT)

12      What can I offer the Lord
              for all he has done for me?
13      I will lift up the cup of salvation
              and praise the Lord’s name for saving me.
14      I will keep my promises to the Lord
              in the presence of all his people.

15      The Lord cares deeply
              when his loved ones die.
16      O Lord, I am your servant;
              yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
              you have freed me from my chains.
17      I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
              and call on the name of the Lord.