4-16-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                  Psalm 47:1-4

Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.


* Hymn # 101                                          “Come, Thou Almighty King” 

Call to Confession                                                         1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                     1 Peter 1:18-19

Know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

* Hymn # 100                                                           “Holy! Holy! Holy!” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Prophets: 1 Kings 12:1-16 (Kingly Folly)

Gospels: Matthew 11:25-30 (Our Lord’s Yoke)

Epistles: 1 Peter 5:1-11 (Humble Leadership, Humble Submission)

* 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      Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 16 (Q & A 40-44)

Q. Why did Christ have to suffer death?

A. Because God’s justice and truth require it: nothing else could pay for our sins except the death of the Son of God.

Q. Why was he “buried”?

A. His burial testifies that he really died.

Q. Since Christ has died for us, why do we still have to die?

A. Our death does not pay the debt of our sins. Rather, it puts an end to our sinning and is our entrance into eternal life.

Q. What further benefit do we receive from Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross?

A. By Christ’s power our old selves are crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may no longer rule us, but that instead we may offer ourselves as a sacrifice of gratitude to him.

Q. Why does the creed add, “He descended to hell”?

A. To assure me during attacks of deepest dread and temptation that Christ my Lord, by suffering unspeakable anguish, pain, and terror of soul, on the cross but also earlier, has delivered me from hellish anguish and torment.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 642                                                        “Be Thou My Vision” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 585 (v. 1)                                  “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

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                   Judges 9:1-21

* 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: “Leadership”                                  Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Our King’s Provision

* Eucharistic Hymn # 94                              “How Firm a Foundation” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 55 (v. 1)                            “To God Be the Glory”

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate that we may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father thro’ Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory, great things he has done!



Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 9:1-21    “Leadership”

The Church’s choice of leadership will lead her either to endless fire and judgment or eternal freedom and joy.

Christ-Denying Leadership (vv. 1-20)

Retelling the Story





Rejecting Restored Worship

Application: No resting on our laurels

Reverencing False Gods

Application: The Church complicit in her choice of leadership

Christ-Loving Leadership (vv. 5, 7-21)

Once Hidden (v. 5)

Always Blessing (v. 7)


Gerizim: Deuteronomy 27:11-12; Joshua 8:33

Beatitudes: Matthew 5

Once Dying

Once Rising


  • 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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