2-5-23 PM Worship Folder

February 5, 2023


Order of Worship


Call to Worship                                                                      Psalm 92:1-4

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.


* Hymn Supplement pg. 62                                     “Give Praise to God”

Affirmation of Faith:   Westminster Confession of Faith 30.3-4 Necessary Church Censures

Q. Why are Church censures necessary?

A. (30.3): Church censures are necessary, for the reclaiming and gaining of offending brethren, for deterring of others from like offenses, for purging out of that leaven which might infect the whole lump, for vindicating the honor of Christ, and the holy profession of the Gospel, and for preventing the wrath of God, which might justly fall upon the Church, if they should suffer His covenant, and the seals thereof, to be profaned by notorious and obstinate offenders.

Q. How does the Church attain these ends?

A. (30.4): For the better attaining of these ends, the officers of the church are to proceed by admonition, suspension from the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper for a season; and by excommunication from the Church, according to the nature of the crime, and demerit of the person.

* Scripture Reading

Old Testament: Isaiah 9:1-7 (Government for Peace) 

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

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

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 307                                                       “Nothing but the Blood” 

Sermon Series: 3 John 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                          3 John 9-10 

* 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: “Diabolical Opposition”                        Pastor Michael Mock

Sermon Outline: Following

Prayer for Transformation 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 18                                           “O Church, Arise” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 740                                                “Threefold Amen”

Amen. Amen. Amen.


Outline: 3 John 9-10     “Diabolical Opposition”

God will deal with the diabolical schemes of men who hate his missionaries and their supporters.

Diabolical Opposition (vv. 9-10)


Separation of Brothers



Driving Out Opposition (v. 10)

Divine Timing


Divine Patience




  • 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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