10-10-21 Worship Folder




 Call to Worship                                                                 Psalm 106:47

Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.


* Hymn # 2                                                          “O Worship the King” 

Call to Confession                                                          Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                             1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

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

* Old and New Testament Scripture Reading:

Old Testament

Prophets: 2 Samuel 9 (Kindness from Grace)

And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.” And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.” And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?” Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s sons. And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house became Mephibosheth’s servants. So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet.

New Testament

Epistles: Romans 4:1-9 (Justification by Faith through Grace)

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness.

* 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 Larger Catechism 71

How is justification an act of God’s free grace?

Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified; yet inasmuch as God accepts the satisfaction from a surety, which he might have demanded of them, and did provide this surety, his own only Son, imputing his righteousness to them, and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith, which also is his gift, their justification is to them of free grace.

Pastoral Prayer 

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

Tithes and Offerings

* Hymn # 585                                           “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

* Prayer for Illumination 

Sermon Series: Solas of the Reformation 

* Sermon Text                                                               Ephesians 2:1-9

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins  in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

* 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: “Saved by Grace, and Grace Alone”        Rev. Charles Williams 

Sermon Outline: following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “An Entirely Gracious Supper”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 425       “Bread of the World in Mercy Broken” 

* Benediction 

* 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. 


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-9    “Saved by Grace, and Grace Alone”

Our Justification Before Christ (1-3)

V.1    Dead in trespasses and sins.

V.2    Formerly walked according to the course of the world and Satan.

V.3    Formerly fulfilled the desires of the flesh and mind, and by nature were

children of wrath like the rest of the world.

Made Alive Together with Christ (4-10)

VV.4-5    God made us alive together with Christ (4-5).

  1. By virtue of His mercy and great love.
  2. Even when dead in trespasses.
  3. Made us alive together with Christ (By His grace we have been saved).

VV.6-7    God raised us with Christ (6-7).

  1. Seated us with Him in heavenly places.
  2. In the age to come God would show us the surpassing riches of His grace in His kindness to us in Christ.

VV.8-9    Saved by grace through faith (8-9).

  1. Not of ourselves, it is the gift of God.
  2. Not of works, so that no one man may boast.

Application: Understanding that our salvation is through grace alone not only removes from us any proclivity to boast; but will also result in us becoming:

  1. Humble, grateful, and compassionate servants for Christ.
  2. Effectual witnesses of His Gospel.
  3. Loyalty and Fidelity in our walk for the honor of Christ’s Name.
  4. Passionate Worshippers of our Holy, Eternal, Sovereign, and Gracious Triune God.
  • 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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