10-17-21 Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

10-17-21

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                 Nehemiah 9:5

Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Stand up and bless the LORD your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.”

Invocation 

* Hymn # 15                                         “Stand Up and Bless the Lord” 

Call to Confession                                                         Nehemiah 9:1-3

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the people of Israel were assembled with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.  And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.  And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day; for another quarter of it they made confession and worshiped the LORD their God.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                     Galatians 1:3-5

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

* Hymn # 168                  “I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art” 

The Living Church: Reception of Joseph Westendorf (by Letter of Transfer) 

* Hymn # 359                                         “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” 

* Old Testament Scripture Reading:

Prophets: Isaiah 45:1-7 (Another Unlikely Savior)

Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.  For the sake of my servant Jacob, and Israel my chosen, I call you by your name, I name you, though you do not know me.  I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the LORD, and there is no other.  I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things.

Writings: Psalm 50 (God Unlike Us)

A Psalm of Asaph

The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.  Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.  He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”  The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

“Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you.  I am God, your God.  Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.  I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds.  For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.  “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.  Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?  Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,         and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”  But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips?  For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.   If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers.  “You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit.   You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son.  These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself.  But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.  “Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!  The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”

* 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 21

Q. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 63                                 “All Praise to Christ” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 585                                           “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Solas of the Reformation 

* Sermon Text                                                                      Judges 3:31

After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.

* 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: “Solus Christus: An Unlikely Savior”    Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Christ’s Supper”

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 1         “In Christ Alone”

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 735                                                   “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end, amen, amen.

 

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 3:31    “Solus Christus: An Unlikely Savior”

God saves his people through an unlikely savior for his own glory.

Odd “Name”

Origin

After Othniel

After Ehud

Before Deborah

Anath

Son of Anath

Cyrus (Isa. 45)

Occupation

Come to Kill

Philistines (600!)

Creative Implements

Ehud (3:16)

Jael (4:21)

Gideon (7:16)

Woman (9:53)

Samson (15:15)

Come to Deliver

 

     
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