This post is coming late, but I would rather get it out there on Saturday night than not at all, in the hopes that some may find it useful tonight or tomorrow morning. Let’s prepare as we are able to meet with our Lord.
Scripture: Ruth 2:8-18
Sermon: “The Redeemer’s Refuge”
Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne
Confession of Sin : Based on Psalm 61
Leader: Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
People: But we have looked for comfort in our families, friends, fortunes, functions and ourselves. We have spurned the perfect protection you provide and chosen the shacks of idols. Forgive us, Lord!
Leader: Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings!
People: Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and welcome us to your table of mercy, for Christ’s sake.
Confession of Faith : Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 1
Q. 1 What is your only comfort in life and death?
A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.