11-14-21 Worship Folder

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11-14-21

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                       Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 376                                      “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty” 

Call to Confession                                                            Galatians 5:1-4

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.  Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                        Galatians 5:5-6

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 59                “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” 

The Living Church

Reception of New Members:  (by Letter of Transfer)

Receiving to the Lord’s Table:

* Hymn # 355                                                      “We Are God’s People”

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Leviticus 16:29-34 (Fasting to Feast)

“And it shall be a statute to you forever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you. For on this day shall atonement be made for you to cleanse you. You shall be clean before the LORD from all your sins. It is a Sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves; it is a statute forever. And the priest who is anointed and consecrated as priest in his father’s place shall make atonement, wearing the holy linen garments. He shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.” And Aaron did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Prophets: 2 Samuel 12:15-23 (David’s Exclamation Point)

Then Nathan went to his house. And the LORD afflicted the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and he became sick. David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us. How then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm.” But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. And David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.” Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”

Epistles: Ephesians 6:10-20 (Strong with Prayer)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

* 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 Confession of Faith, 21.5, Religious Worship

The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear, the sound preaching and conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God, with understanding, faith and reverence, singing of psalms with grace in the heart; as also, the due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ, are all parts of the ordinary religious worship of God: beside religious oaths, vows, solemn fastings, and thanksgivings upon special occasions, which are, in their several times and seasons, to be used in an holy and religious manner.

Pastoral Prayer (Conclude with The Lord’s Prayer) 

* Hymn # 660                                             “O God beyond All Praising” 

Tithes and Offerings 

Special Music (CCPC Choir)                     “For the Beauty of the Earth” 

* Hymn # 432 (Verses 1-2)                      “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be:

All that we have is Thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from Thee.

May we Thy bounties thus as stewards true receive,

And gladly, as Thou blessest us, to Thee our first-fruits give.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Sermon Text                                                             Mark 9:14-32 (KJV)

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him. And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them? And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

* 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 Faith of Greatness”                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Below 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Meal of Faith-filled Dependence”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 246                    “Man of Sorrows! What a Name” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn (Tune of # 304)                                   “Nunc Dimittis

Lord, let your servant now depart in everlasting peace;

Mine eyes have seen salvation’s hope; My heart is now at ease.

For you’ve prepared a radiant light, the darkness to dispel;

To lead your people in your ways, and shine on Israel.

  

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Mark 9:14-32 (KJV)    “The Faith of Greatness”

The Son shows the way of greatness through a life of faith-filled dependence.

Demonic Faith (v. 20) 

Application

Disciples’ Faith (vv. 18-19, 28-29) 

Application

Dad’s Faith (vv. 21-24) 

Application

The Son’s Faith (vv. 19, 23, 25-27, 29)

Groans (v. 19)

Application

Graces (vv. 19, 25)

Initial

Lasting

Application

Goes after Satan (vv. 20, 25, 29)

Prayer

Fasting

Application

Gives self (vv. 30-32)

     
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