3-20-22 Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                Psalm 115:1-4

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.


* Hymn # 67                                      “Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven” 

Call to Confession                                                              James 4:1-3

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                          James 4:6-7

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 77                “Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Exodus 17:1-7 (Putting the LORD God to the Test)

Epistles: Romans 13:1-7 (Submission to Authorities)

* 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 23 & 24

Q. 23 What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?

A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.

Q. 24 How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?

A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 164                             “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” 

Tithes and Offerings 

Special Music                                   “How Can I Keep from Singing?” 

* 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.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Mark 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                  Mark 12:13-17

* 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: “Testing God through Taxes”      Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: The Cup of Remembrance

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 73     “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” 

* 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: Mark 12:13-17    “Testing God through Taxes”

The true Image and Son of God condemns idols and commands true worship of God.

Return Idols (vv. 13-17)

The Trap Set

The Trap

Testing God

Hypocritical Flattery

The Trap Averted


Flattery won’t save

Temptations won’t stop

Idols won’t satisfy

Render Worship (v. 17)

What to Render?


  • 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.

  • Cross Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) - 430 S McPherson Church Road - Fayetteville, NC 28304
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