This Sunday morning, we’ll be continuing our study through the North Point Church Statement of Faith by studying Colossians 2:8-15 in connection with Article 12 on “Baptism”. Below is the sermon outline and our order of service. Use this as a guide to prepare yourself to sing, pray, and hear God’s Word in our gathering.
Title: “The God Who Unites His People to Himself and One Another”
Text: Colossians 2:8-15
Big Idea: Because we have been united to Christ, we have been filled, forgiven, and victorious in Him.
Outline: 3 Spiritual Blessings of Our Union with Christ:
I. The Church is Filled in Christ (2:8-10)
II. The Church is Alive in Christ (2:11-12)
III. The Church is Forgiven in Christ (2:13-14)
IV. The Church is Victorious in Christ (2:15)
Call to Worship: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hymn #1: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Recitation: North Point Church SOF, Article 12a: “Baptism”
“We believe that Baptism in water is the delightful duty of all believers upon their profession of faith. Baptism is to be done by immersion, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit; to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior in a solemn and beautiful symbol. Baptism is a response to the command of Christ that symbolizes our death to sin, our resurrection to a new life, and our entrance into and unity with the people of God. Baptism is performed once, upon one’s profession of faith, and is required for church membership.”
Prayer of Praise (Ascribing worth to God simply for the Beauty and Holiness of His divine character)
Hymn #2: “O, for a Closer Walk with God”
Hymn #3: “His Grace Carries Me”
“His grace carries me,
I will not trust my own.
He will provide,
And carry me on through the storm,
Through the darkest night.
He will provide all I need.”
Prayer of Confession (Confessing our sin against this Holy God)
Assurance of Pardon: Hebrews 10:12-18
Hymn #4: “Sing Praises”
Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:8-15
Pastoral Prayer (Making our requests known to God and interceding for His Church)
Sermon: “The God Who Unites His People to Himself and One Another”
Hymn #6: “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood”