4-30-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                            Psalm 145:10-13

All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.


* Hymn # 115                              “All Creatures of Our God and King” 

Call to Confession                                                            Psalm 145:17

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                        Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

* Hymn # 257                                   “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Exodus 6:1-13 (Promise yet Unbelief)

Prophets: 1 Kings 21:17-29 (Ahab’s “Repentance”)

Epistles: 2 Corinthians 7 (Real Repentance)

* 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 18 (Q & A 46-49)

Q. What do you mean by saying, “He ascended to heaven”?

A. That Christ, while his disciples watched, was taken up from the earth into heaven and remains there on our behalf until he comes again to judge the living and the dead.

Q. But isn’t Christ with us until the end of the world as he promised us?

A. Christ is true human and true God. In his human nature Christ is not now on earth; but in his divinity, majesty, grace, and Spirit he is never absent from us.

Q. If his humanity is not present wherever his divinity is, then aren’t the two natures of Christ separated from each other?

A. Certainly not. Since divinity is not limited and is present everywhere, it is evident that Christ’s divinity is surely beyond the bounds of the humanity that has been taken on, but at the same time his divinity is in and remains personally united to his humanity.

Q. How does Christ’s ascension to heaven benefit us?

A. First, he is our advocate in heaven in the presence of his Father. Second, we have our own flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that Christ our head will also take us, his members, up to himself. Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth as a corresponding pledge. By the Spirit’s power we seek not earthly things but the things above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 296                             “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!” 

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 10:1-11:1

* 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: “Divine Impatience”                      Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Meal of Compassion

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 36   “My Heart is Filled” 

* 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 10:1-11:1    “Divine Impatience”

Salvation comes not from the Church’s contrition but from the Christ’s compassion.

Divine Deliverance (vv. 1-5)

Protection-Tola (vv. 1-2)

Provision-Jair (vv. 3-5)

Application: Lasting protection and provision from the everlasting Lord

Divine Discipline (vv. 6-17)

Gods Galore (vv. 6-9)

Application: Where is the LORD in your life?

Application: False worship leads to soulish distress.

God’s Anger (vv. 7, 11-12)

Application: Glory-thieves meet God’s anger.

Application: Never presume on God’s grace.

God’s Dereliction (v. 13)

God’s Sarcasm (v. 14)

Application: God will give us over to our sin for a time and for our good.

 Divine Impatience (10:16-11:1)

Human Repentance (10:10, 16)

False Repentance

Real Repentance

Divine Impatience (10:16-11:1)

Application: Where our hope truly lies

  • 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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