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ORDER OF WORSHIP

4-11-21

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                       Isaiah 44:23

Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it!  For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and will be glorified in Israel.

Invocation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 66               “‘Round the Throne in Radiant Glory”

Call to Confession                                                              Isaiah 43:27-28

Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me.  Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary, and deliver Jacob to utter destruction and Israel to reviling.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                         Isaiah 44:21-22

Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.  I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.

* Hymn of Response # 44                                        “How Great Thou Art”

* Old and New Testament Scripture Reading:

Old Testament

Law: Genesis 49:1-27 (Israel Blesses His Sons)

Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in days to come.

“Assemble and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen to Israel your father.

“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the firstfruits of my strength, preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.  Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence, because you went up to your father’s bed; then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!  “Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords.  Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company.  For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen.  Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce, and their wrath, for it is cruel!  I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.  “Judah, your brothers shall praise you; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons shall bow down before you.  Judah is a lion’s cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up.  He stooped down; he crouched as a lion and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.  Binding his foal to the vine and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, he has washed his garments in wine and his vesture in the blood of grapes.  His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.

“Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea; he shall become a haven for ships, and his border shall be at Sidon.

“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.  He saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant, so he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant at forced labor.

“Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.  Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that his rider falls backward.                                     I wait for your salvation, O Lord.

“Raiders shall raid Gad, but he shall raid at their heels.

“Asher’s food shall be rich, and he shall yield royal delicacies.

“Naphtali is a doe let loose that bears beautiful fawns.

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring; his branches run over the wall.  The archers bitterly attacked him, shot at him, and harassed him severely, yet his bow remained unmoved; his arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.  The blessings of your father are mighty beyond the blessings of my parents, up to the bounties of the everlasting hills.  May they be on the head of Joseph, and on the brow of him who was set apart from his brothers.

“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at evening dividing the spoil.”

New Testament

Apocalypse: Revelation 21:9-14 (Apostolic Foundations in Heaven)

Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.  It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

* 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.10, Scripture our Foundation

The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture. 

* Hymn # 94                                                       “How Firm a Foundation” 

Offertory 

Pastoral Prayer 

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark

* Sermon Text                                                                        Mark 3:13-19

And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.  And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons.  He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

* 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 Greater Israel”                              Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Apostolically Delivered”                        1 Corinthians 11:23a

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you.

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

* Eucharistic Hymn # 242                            “Not All the Blood of Beasts” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 737                            “Christ, We Do All Adore Thee”

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

For on the holy Cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever.

Christ, we do all adore Thee.

  

Sermon Outline

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark

Sermon Text: Mark 3:13-19  “The Greater Israel”

As the New Israel, the Son sovereignly creates, calls, and commissions nobodies for his mysterious and magnanimous purposes.

The Making of the Disciples (vv. 13-16, 19)

Sovereign Summons (v. 13)

Greater Moses

Greater Jacob/Israel

Whom he wanted/willed

Sheep

Goats

They came

Prov. 21:1

Gen. 20:6

Sovereign Maker & Namer (v. 14)

Discipleship ex nihilo

Renaming

Application

Praise the Son

New Name is new identity

The Mission of the Disciples (vv. 14-15)

Unique but Representative 12

Be with the Son

Application

The Son is with you

Spend time with the Son

Be sent by the Son

To preach with authority

Application

How to hear the Word

Tell others of the Son

To oppose evil with authority

Application: Fight: Evil in your own heart, relational conflict, to do good, pray

Doxology: Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it. (Isaiah 45:8)

     
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