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ORDER OF WORSHIP
3-24-19

Prelude

Greeting and Announcements

Meditation
In the New Testament, grace means God’s love in action toward people who merited the opposite of love. J.I. Packer, Knowing God, 249.

Call to Worship     Psalm 90:1-2
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Invocation

* Hymn # 30     “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Call to Confession     Galatians 5:1
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon     Galatians 4:28
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 58     “Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless”

* Old & New Testament Reading
O.T. Isaiah 29:13–14 (Condemnation of Human Commandment that Interferes with Obedience to God)
13 And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor Me with their lips, while their hearts are far from Me, and their fear of Me is a commandment taught by men, 14 therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

N.T. Matthew 15:1–9 (Condemnation of Human Tradition that Interferes with Obedience to God)
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” 3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 5 But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” 6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
8 “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; 9 in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

*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 XX.1
Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience
1. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin, from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation; as also in their free access to God, and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a childlike love, and a willing mind. All which were common also to believers under the law; but under the New Testament the liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected; and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace, and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.

Pastoral Prayer

* Hymn # 164     “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Tithes and Offerings

“Sower’s Song”     CCPC Choir

* The Hymn of Response # 434 (verse 1)     “Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver”

Lord, Thou lov’st the cheerful giver, who with open heart and hand
Blesses freely, as a river that refreshes all the land.
Grant us then the grace of giving with a spirit large and free,
That our life and all our living we may consecrate to Thee.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon Series: Colossians

Sermon Text: Colossians 2:6-23
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in Him.
16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Sermon Title: “Walk in Freedom” Pastor Joshua Owen

Sermon Outline: Walk in Freedom

* Hymn # 301     “Join All the Glorious Names”

Benediction

* Departing Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 34     “May the Peace” (Benediction)    (Keith Getty & Stuart Townend) CCLI 3003280

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!

     
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