Call To Worship February 7 2016

We worship the God who is rich in mercy despite our sin and failure. We must strive to walk in accordance with God’s law, but even as Christians we come from a long line of walking contradictions; Abraham lied, Moses responded in anger, David was an adulterer/murderer and Peter feared men, just to name a few. So, what is our hope? “But God, who is rich in mercy, according to His unchangeable purpose of election, does not wholly withdraw the Holy Spirit from His own people even in their grievous falls; nor does He allow them to proceed so far as to lose the grace of adoption and forfeit the state of justification…For in the first place, in these falls He preserves in them the incorruptible seed of regeneration from perishing or being totally lost; and again, by His Word and Spirit He certainly and effectually renews them to repentance, to a sincere and godly sorrow for their sins, that they may seek and obtain remission in the blood of the Mediator, may again experience the favor of a reconciled God, through faith adore His mercies, and henceforward more diligently work out their own salvation with fear and trembling.”

(Canons of Dort; Fifth Head of Doctrine, Articles 6 & 7)