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1-2-22

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                  Psalms 9:1-2 (Responsive Reading)

Pastor: I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Congregation: I will be glad and exult in you. I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Invocation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 21               “Come, People of the Risen King” 

Call to Confession                                                                  James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                     Psalm 103:10-12

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 24                                             “God of Grace” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Deuteronomy 28:1-14

And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.

The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. The Lord will establish you as a people holy to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in his ways. And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground, within the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them, and if you do not turn aside from any of the words that I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Wisdom: Psalm 119: 17-24

Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth, hide not your commandments from me! My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times. You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments. Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies. Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Prison Epistles: Philippians 2:12-16

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

General Epistle: James 1: 22-27

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

* Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever. 

Affirmation of Faith      Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 1-2

Q. What is the chief end of man?

A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Q. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Pastoral Prayer

* Hymn Supplement pg. 27                                             “Jesus is Lord” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 729                                                       “All Things Are Thine

All things are Thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer Thee;

And hence with grateful hearts today, Thine own before Thy feet we lay. 

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                Ephesians 2:1-10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “The Necessity of Works in Salvation”         Rev. Charles Scott Williams, DMin 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper                                                        1 Corinthians 11:23-27

* Eucharistic Hymn # 44                                       “How Great Thou Art” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 34               “May the Peace”

May the peace of God our Heavenly Father and the grace of Christ the risen Son,

And the fellowship of God the Spirit keep our hearts and minds within His love.

And to Him be praise for His glorious reign, from the depths of earth to the heights of Heaven;

We declare the name of the Lamb once slain – Christ eternal the King of Kings!

  

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-10     “The Necessity of Works in Salvation”

OUR SALVATION IS BY GOD’S GRACE THROUGH FAITH, EXCLUSIVE OF WORKS (V8-9)

– By grace, through faith. In exclusion of us. It is a gift of God.

– Not by works to the elimination of boasting.

THE NECESSITY OF GOOD WORKS (V10)

– The Nature of God’s Grace.

– We are His Workmanship.

– Created for Good Works.

– Prepared Beforehand.

– The Call to Walk in Them.

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOOD WORKS

– The Carnal Christian vs The Lordship of Christ.

– The Necessity of Good Works.

– Our Attitude and Disposition for Good Works (Intentional/Discerning/Prudent/Zealous).

Application: Understanding that the grace of God is both His unmerited favor AND His empowerment for a changed life ought to have demonstrative effects concerning the latter.

  1. Humble, grateful, and compassionate servants for Christ.
  2. Desirous and Disciplined Seekers of God and His Will for Us.
  3. Effectual witnesses of His Gospel.
  4. Encouraged and Eager workers for the Glory of His Kingdom.
     
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    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
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