1-9-22 Order of Worship

ORDER OF WORSHIP

1-9-22

Greeting 

Call to Worship                               Psalm 138:1-2 (Responsive Reading)

Pastor: I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise.

Congregation: I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 660                                             “O God beyond All Praising” 

Call to Confession                                                                Hebrews 6:1

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                          Hebrews 7:25

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

* Hymn # 305                                                      “Arise, My Soul, Arise” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Leviticus 2:11-13 (Covenantal Salt)

“No grain offering that you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey as a food offering to the Lord. As an offering of firstfruits you may bring them to the Lord, but they shall not be offered on the altar for a pleasing aroma. You shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.

Apocalypse: Revelation 20:7-15 (Defeat of Devil & Death)

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

* 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 3 & 4

Q. What do the Scriptures principally teach?

A. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.

Q. What is God?

A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

Pastoral Prayer

* Hymn # 100                                                             “Holy, Holy, Holy!” 

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

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Mark 9:42-50

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

* 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: “Holiness or Hell?”                           Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper The Blood of the Covenant

* Eucharistic Hymn # 356                              “How Beautiful the Sight” 

* 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: Mark 9:42-50     “Holiness or Hell?”

Everyone will enter either life in God’s Kingdom or death in the pit of Hell.

Holy Violence (vv. 42-47)

For Others (v. 42)

Little ones

Stumbling

Mark 6:3

Mark 14:27, 29

Matthew 16:23

1 Cor. 8:13

2 Cor.         11:29

Application

For Self (vv. 43-37)

Action-Hand (v. 43)

Movement-Foot (v. 45)

Vision-Eye (v. 47)

Application

Proverbs 5; 7

Parents

Teens

 Hellish Destination (vv. 47-48)

Hell-fire/Gehenna

Hades

Gehenna

Unquenchable/Unending

Unimaginable

Worse than hanging and drowning

Worse than bodily harm

Undying Worm

Uncaring

Application

How’s Your Salt? (vv. 49-50)

Application

Peace

Warning

Imitation

Proclamation

     
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