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Our Lord’s calm submission to insults like those here described, shows the depth of His love towards sinners.  Had He so willed, He could have stopped the insolence of His enemies in a moment.  He who could cast out devils with a word, could have summoned legions of angels to His side, and scattered those wretched tools of Satan to the winds.  But our Lord’s heart was set on the great work He had come on earth to do.  He had undertaken to purchase our redemption by His own humiliation, and He did not flinch from paying the uttermost farthing of the price.  He had undertaken to drink the bitter cup of vicarious suffering to save sinners, and ‘for the joy set before Him He despised the shame,’ and drank the cup to the very dregs.—J. C. Ryle, Expositor Thoughts on the Gospels, vol. 2 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2007 reprint), 442.

Call to Worship          Philippians 2:6-11 (Responsive)

Leader:             Though He was in the form of God, He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,

Congregation:  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


*Hymn # 296          “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

Call to Confession          Hebrews 4:11-13

Leader:             Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.  For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Congregation: And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon          Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

*Hymn Supplement pg. 44          “Before the Throne of God Above”

The Living Church – Reception of New Members:


                                *Hymn # 345          “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”

*Old and New Testament Reading

O.T.: Law: Exodus 20:16 (False Witness)

         Prophets: Malachi 3:1-5 (The Lord Suffers Injustice in order to Restore Justice)

         Writings: Psalm 64:1-10 (God Vindicates the Righteous Who Suffers Injustice from the Wicked)

N.T.: Epistles: 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 (Rulers of This Age Killed the Lord of Glory Not Understanding God’s Wisdom)

*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          Shorter Catechism Q. 24

Q. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?

Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by His Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.

Pastoral Prayer

*Hymn Supplement pg. 51          “God Has Spoken by His Prophets”

Tithes and Offerings

*The Hymn of Response # 434 (Stanza 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: “The Passion of Christ”

*Sermon Text: Luke 22:66-23:25    “Humanity Condemns the King”    Pastor Joshua Owen

Sermon Outline: “Humanity Condemns the King

Prayer for Transformation

*Hymn of Response # 140           “O Word of God Incarnate”


*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.

  • Upcoming Events

    Sun 18

    ABF & Sunday School Classes

    March 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Sun 18

    Worship Service

    March 18 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Tue 20

    Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

    March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Wed 21

    Associate Pastor Search Committee Meeting

    March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 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.

  • Cross Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) - 430 S McPherson Church Road - Fayetteville, NC 28304
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