12-25-22 Morning Worship Folder

ORDER OF WORSHIP

12-25-22

Greeting 

Advent Reading: The Christ Candle: Shannon & Heather Kendrick and Family 

Call to Worship                                                                  Psalm 98:4-6

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!

Invocation 

* Hymn # 194                                      “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” 

Call to Confession                                                           Matthew 3:1-2

In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                         Isaiah 40:1-3

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

* Hymn # 197                                  “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People” 

* New Testament Scripture Reading:

Gospels: Luke 2:1-21 (The Christmas Story)

* 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 Shorter Catechism, Questions and Answers 105-107

Q. What do we pray for in the fifth petition?

A. In the fifth petition, (which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,) we pray, That God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others.

Q. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?

A. In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.

Q. What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s prayer teach us?

A. The conclusion of the Lord’s prayer, (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen.) teacheth us, to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power, and glory to him. And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 218                               “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”

Tithes and Offerings

* Hymn # 88 (Verse 1)          “With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring”

With grateful heart my thanks I bring, before the great thy praise I sing;

I worship in thy holy place and praise thee for thy truth and grace;

For truth and grace together shine in thy most holy word divine.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Sermon Series: Advent 2022: Christ in the Pentateuch 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                     Deuteronomy 18:15-22 

* 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 Prophet Is Here”                   Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Word Made Flesh for Us                    John 6:14, 54

* Eucharistic Hymn # 162                “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” 

* 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 Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-22     “The Prophet Is Here”

God has gifted his people with the Great Prophet, who will do well to listen to Him.

Gift (vv. 15, 18)

“The LORD will raise up”

Not the first prophet

Not the last prophet

Application

Guilt (vv. 20-22)

Moses & Wilderness Generation

Jeremiah & “Wilderness” Judah

Judgment of Death

Application

Grace (vv. 15-19)

The Great Prophet

John 4:19

John 6:68

Matt. 5:17

John 12:49

Acts 3:22-23; 7:37

Heb. 1:1-3

John 1:14

 

 

     
  • 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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