1-29-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                      Psalm 48:1-2

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.


* Hymn # 44                                                            “How Great Thou Art” 

Call to Confession                                                     Lamentations 3:19-20

Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                Lamentations 3:21-23

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

* Hymn # 32                                                    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Writings: Psalm 38 (God’s Presence Necessary in Discipline)

Epistles: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 (Faithful to Sanctify)

               Hebrews 12:1-11 (Faithful to Discipline)

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

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

Heidelberg Catechism, Questions and Answers 12-15

Q. According to God’s righteous judgment we deserve punishment both now and in eternity: how then can we escape this punishment and return to God’s favor?

A. God requires that his justice be satisfied. Therefore, the claims of this justice must be paid in full, either by ourselves or by another.

Q. Can we make this payment ourselves?

A. Certainly not. Actually, we increase our debt every day.

Q. Can another creature—any at all—pay this debt for us?

A. No. To begin with, God will not punish any other creature for what a human is guilty of. Furthermore, no mere creature can bear the weight of God’s eternal wrath against sin and deliver others from it.

Q. What kind of mediator and deliverer should we look for then?

A. One who is a true and righteous human, yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, one who is also true God. 

Pastoral Prayer 

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

Tithes and Offerings 

Special Music (Joseph Westendorf & Molly Chord)            “Amazing Grace 

* Hymn # 125 (Verse 1)                                   “Let All Things Now Living”

Let all things now living, a song of thanksgiving

To God the Creator triumphantly raise,

Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us,

Who guides us and leads to the end of our days.

His banners are o’er us, his light goes before us,

A pillar of fire shining forth in the night,

‘til shadows have vanished and darkness is banished,

As forward we travel from light into light.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                    Judges 2:11-15

* 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: “Abandonment & Anger”                      Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Purchased Fidelity”

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 59   “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 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.



Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 2:11-15    Abandonment & Anger

Because of God’s faithfulness, he devotes a people to himself and disciplines his people.

Devoted to God (vv. 11-12)

God of Generations

God of Grace




Disciplined by God (vv. 12-15)

Conduct Worthy of Discipline

Parted Ways (vv. 12-13)

Prostrated before idols (v. 12)

Provocation (vv. 13-14)

Application: Pluralism provokes divine anger

Consecration Because of Discipline (vv. 14-15)

Plundered (v. 14)

Pursued for harm (v. 15)

Application: Graciously handed over for a time

  • 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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