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ORDER OF WORSHIP
7-21-19

Prelude

Greeting and Announcements

Meditation
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. Romans 11:33-36

Call to Worship Romans 15:8-12 (Responsive)
Pastor: For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,
Congregation: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”
Pastor: And again it is said,
Congregation: “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”
Pastor: And again,
Congregation: “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”
Pastor: And again Isaiah says,
Congregation: “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”

Invocation

* Hymn Supplement pg. 62     “Give Praise to God”

Call to Confession     Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God . . .

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon Romans     3:24-25a
. . . and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.

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

* Old & New Testament Reading: (OT) Numbers 12:6–8; Malachi 4:4 and Psalm 105:26
(NT) Acts 9:1–22
Old Testament
Law: Numbers 12:6–8 (Moses, the LORD’s Servant)
6 And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. 7 Not so with my servant Moses. He is faithful in all my house. 8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in riddles, and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
Prophets: Malachi 4:4 (Remember Moses, the LORD’s Servant)
Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and rules that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
Writings: Psalm 105:26 (God Sent Moses, His Servant)
He sent Moses, his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.

New Testament
Acts 9:1–22 (The Conversion and Calling of Paul)
1 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. 4 And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” 5 And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” 11 And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” 13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. 14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened.
For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

*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 I.1 Of the Holy Scriptures
Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church; and afterwards for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which makes the Holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.

Pastoral Prayer

* Hymn # 165     “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

Tithes and Offerings

*The Hymn of Response # 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

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon Series: Romans

* Sermon Text: Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God…

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: “Why Should I Listen to You? Apostolic Authority”     Pastor Joshua Owen

Sermon Outline: Why Should I Listen to You? Apostolic Authority

* Hymn Supplement pg. 16     “Speak, O Lord”

Lord’s Supper: “From the Lord through the Apostles to You”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 429     “Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured”

* Benediction

* Departing Hymn # 727 (v. 1)     “Lead Me, Lord, Lead Me in Thy Righteousness”

Lead me, Lord, lead me in Thy righteousness, make Thy way plain before my face.
For it is Thou, Lord, Thou, Lord, only, that makest me dwell in safety.

     
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  • 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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