4-30-23 PM Worship Folder

April 30, 2023


Order of Worship


Call to Worship                                                               Psalm 109:30-31

With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death.


* Hymn Supplement pg. 76                    “I Will Glory in My Redeemer”

Affirmation of Faith:                     Westminster Confession of Faith 5.5

All-wise Providence

The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled; and, to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon Himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends.

* Scripture Reading

New Testament: Matthew 23:37-39 (Man’s Duty to Be Gathered)

* 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 # 128                                    “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”

* Hymn Supplement pg. 1                                            “In Christ Alone” 

Sermon Series: Ruth 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                          Ruth 1:1-5

* 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: “Self-Excommunication”                   Pastor Michael Mock

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

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

* Benediction

* Departing Hymn # 740                                              “Threefold Amen”

Amen. Amen. Amen.


Sermon Outline: Ruth 1:1-5     “Self-Excommunication”

To cut yourself off from the land of blessing is to cut yourself from the LORD of blessing.

Displacement (vv. 1-5)

Pursuing Self in Self’s Sight (v. 1)


Judges Refrain

Removing Self from God’s Sight (v. 2)

Pursuing Self in Enemy’s Arms (vv. 1, 2, 4)

Moab’s Origin (Gen. 19)

Moab’s Opposition

Num. 22-24

Num. 22-24

Num. 25

Deut. 23:3-6

Judges 3:15-30

Application: Know and trust the Redeemer through the Redeemer’s means of grace.




Depression (vv. 1-5)


No-No Marriages

No Burial in Bethlehem

No Offspring

Application: Know your miserable condition outside of the Redeemer’s redemption.

  • 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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