3-6-22 Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

3-6-22

Greeting 

Call to Worship                             Psalm 103:1-2, Responsive Reading

Pastor:            Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Congregation: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. 

Invocation 

* Hymn # 53                                    “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” 

Call to Confession                                                                 James 2:1

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                      Psalm 103:2-5

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

* Hymn of Response, Hymn Supplement pg. 57 “God Be Merciful to Me” 

The Living Church: Reception of _____________ to the Lord’s Table 

* Hymn # 719                                                          “A Christian Home” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 1:1 (God Created All)

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Writings: Psalm 78:54-72 (Testing God’s Grace)

And he brought them to his holy land, to the mountain which his right hand had won. He drove out nations before them; he apportioned them for a possession and settled the tribes of Israel in their tents. Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God and did not keep his testimonies, but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers; they twisted like a deceitful bow. For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols. When God heard, he was full of wrath, and he utterly rejected Israel. He forsook his dwelling at Shiloh, the tent where he dwelt among mankind, and delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe. He gave his people over to the sword and vented his wrath on his heritage. Fire devoured their young men, and their young women had no marriage song. Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation. Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a strong man shouting

because of wine. And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame. He rejected the tent of Joseph; he

did not choose the tribe of Ephraim, but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion, which he loves. He built his sanctuary like the high heavens, like the earth, which he has founded forever. He chose David his servant and took him from the sheepfolds; from following the nursing ewes he brought him to shepherd Jacob his people, Israel his inheritance. With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.

Catholic Epistles: James 1:13 (God Tempts No One)

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

* 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 19-20

What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?

All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.

Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?

God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 55                                                       “To God Be the Glory” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 731                                                                       “Doxology”

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                  Mark 11:27-33

And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these

things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

* 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 Right of Refusal”                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Right to Receive the Supper

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 20   “Behold the Lamb (The Communion Hymn) 

* 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: Mark 11:27-33     “The Right of Refusal”

Authoritative Jesus owns the right of divine refusal.

The Sinners’ Refusal

The Context

The Demand

The Question of Authority

Application

The Sovereign’s Refusal

The Sovereign’s Demand

The Sovereign’s Refusal

Application

Called to Account

Comfort

 

     
  • Romans 11:33-36

    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?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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