Worship Folder – Evening


Order of Worship

8-7-22 Evening

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                  John 15:8-11

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Invocation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 40      “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

Affirmation of Faith: Westminster Larger Catechism 79

God’s Power to Preserve His People

Q. May not true believers, by reason of their imperfections, and the many temptations and sins they are overtaken with, fall away from the state of grace?

A. True believers, by reason of the unchangeable love of God, and his decree and covenant to give them perseverance, their inseparable union with Christ, his continual intercession for them, and the Spirit and seed of God abiding in them, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.

* Scripture Reading

Old Testament: Proverbs 1 (Wisdom in Fearing the LORD)

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

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

Pastoral Prayer

* Hymn # 645                                “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                Hebrews 6:1-12

* 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: “Beyond the Basics: From Milk to Maturity in an Age of Acceptable Apostasy”                           Rev. Charles Scott Williams

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 27                                          “Jesus Is Lord”

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 740                                           “Threefold Amen”

Amen. Amen. Amen.

  

Sermon Outline: Hebrews 6:1-12

“Beyond the Basics: From Milk to Maturity in an Age of Acceptable Apostasy”

 True Disciples of Christ will persevere in their spiritual maturity from foundation to assurance, whereas false believers will fall away as they will eventually demonstrate the absence of a newness of life.

Chapter 6: A Conclusion of Chapter 5

Maturity through Called Men of God

Neglecting the Ministry of Those Called as Your Ministers

The Necessity of the Elementary Teachings and the Call to Maturity (vv. 1-3)

Concerning Foundations

Quod Sequitur Fundamentum

Of Those Who Fall Away (vv. 4-8)

Neglecting What Was Given

Revealing What Wasn’t Given

Better Things for the Saints of God (vv. 9-12)

Better Things for the Beloved

Pursuit & Perseverance

Application

 

     
  • 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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