The Lord’s Day | June 20, 2021
Call to Worship, Psalm 68:32-33
All: O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
Leader: Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies.
All: Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!
Prayer of Adoration
Hymn of Adoration
Holy, Holy, Holy, Hymn 100
Confession of Faith, Westminister Shorter Catechism, Q & A 10-12
Leader: How did God create man?
All: God created man, male and female, in his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with rule over the creatures.
Leader: What are God’s works of providence?
All: God’s works of providence are his most holy, wise, and powerful preservation and control of all his creatures, and all their actions.
Leader: What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the state in which he was created?
All: When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, on condition of perfect obedience, forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil on penalty of death.
Call to Confession of Sin, Romans 6:13
Leader: Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.
Assurance of Pardon, Romans 8:1-4
Leader: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
All: For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Hymn of Assurance
Take My Life and Let It Be, Hymn 585
Deacon Candidate Testimony, Rick Thomas
Prayer for Offering
Doxology, Hymn 731
Pastoral Prayer, Rick Paules
Scripture Reading, Philippians 1:12-26
12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
Hymn of Rejoicing
A Mighty Fortress, Hymn 92
*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamiliar.
*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God?
More resources on worship
The Victorious Lamb Sermon 5/26/19
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