1-8-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                    Psalm 145:1-3

A SONG OF PRAISE. OF DAVID. I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.


* Hymn # 2                                                              “O Worship the King” 

Call to Confession                                                                 Judges 21:25

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                                Judges 1:2

The LORD said, “Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand.”

* Hymn # 176                                      “Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 49:5-12 (Final Words to Simeon, Levi, & Judah)

Epistles: Ephesians 1:15-23 (Thanksgiving for the Church)

Apocalypse: Revelation 2:1-7 (Warning for the Church)

* 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 3-5

Q. Whence knowest thou thy misery?

A. Out of the Law of God.

Q. What does the Law of God require of us?

A. This Christ teaches us in sum, Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great commandment; and the second is like unto it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Q. Canst thou keep all this perfectly?

A. No: for I am by nature prone to hate God and my neighbor.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 55                                                      “Psalm 42”

Tithes and Offerings 

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 ends.

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 1:1-7 

* 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: “Judah Shall Go Up”                            Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Sons of Judah Rising”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 305                                      “Arise, My Soul, Arise” 

* 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 1:1-7     “Judah Shall Go Up”

The faithful LORD will always deliver justice for his glory and in his timing.

Setting the Scene



Application: The point is Jesus!

Inspired History



Application: God works in, through, and for his people.

Two Introductions


Application: Perseverance-our duty


Application: Sin-our fault

Serving the Savior

The Problem (v. 1)

Application: The LORD employs his people to wage his war against darkness

The Answer (v. 2)


The LORD requires unity for the overcoming (v. 3)

The LORD ensures justice (vv. 5-7)

Church, if you desire to supplement our study with reading, consider picking up these two books:

Dale Ralph Davis, Judges: Such a Great Salvation

Gordon J. Keddie, Judges & Ruth: Even in Darkness


  • 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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