4-7-23 Good Friday Worship Folder

April 7, 2023


Good Friday


Cause for Worship: John 12:13


* Hymn # 235                                             “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 7:22-28

* Hymn # 305                                                      “Arise, My Soul, Arise”

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53

Special Music (Joseph Westendorf): Hymn # 248 (vs. 1-3)

                                          “Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended”

Affirmation of Faith:                                               The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

* Hymn # 254                                       “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed”

Sermon Text: Numbers 21:4-9

* 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: “Christ the Cursed Serpent”

* Hymn # 261                                         “What Wondrous Love Is This”

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn                                  “Christ, We Do All Adore Thee”

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever;

For on the holy Cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.

Christ, we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever.

Christ, we do all adore Thee.



Sermon Outline:

All have sinned, deserve an eternal curse, but are called to look upon Christ in faith for life.

The Curse of Sin (vv. 4-7)

Dead Fruit of Sin (vv. 4-5)

Deadliness of Sin (v. 6)

Distress of Sin (v. 7)

The Cure for Sin (vv. 8-9)

Cure through Cursed Object (v. 8)

Cure through Faith (v. 9)

  • 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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