5-14-23 AM Worship Folder




Call to Worship                                                                Psalm 138:1-3

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.


* Hymn # 660                                           “O God beyond All Praising” 

Call to Confession                                                                Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                            Psalm 32:1

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

* Hymn Supplement pg. 59            “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Deuteronomy 10:12-22 (The Swearing of Circumcised Hearts)

Prophets: 1 Samuel 14:24-30 (Saul’s Rash Vow)

Writings: Psalm 15 (Swearing to One’s Hurt)

Gospels: Matthew 5:33-37 (Don’t Swear on the Creation)

Epistles: James 5:12 (Yes Is Yes)

* 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 20 (Q & A 53)

Q. What do you believe concerning “the Holy Spirit”?

A. First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God. Second, that the Spirit is given also to me, so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits, comforts me, and will remain with me forever.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 335                                     “Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 715 (vv. 1-2)                 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home:

All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin;

God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied:

Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;

Wheat and tares together sown, unto joy or sorrow grown:

First the blade, and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear:

Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                               Judges 11:29-40

* 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: “Tragedy in the Making?”             Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: An Oath Sealed with His Blood

* Eucharistic Hymn # 586                       “Take My Life, and Let It Be” 

* Benediction

* Departing Hymn # 386 (v. 1)             “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again; by His counsels guide, uphold you,

with His sheep securely fold you: God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 11:29-40    “Tragedy in the Making?”

A true judge swears to his own hurt in service to God.

Spirit-Led (vv. 29-31)

Past Faithfulness

Present Vow of Faith

Jacob (Gen. 28)


Godly Object

Godly Request

Godly Faith

Godly Sacrifice

Spirit-Success (vv. 32-33)

Victory from the LORD

Two Ways of Understanding



Spirit-Seed (vv. 34-40)

Earthly Seed

Faithful Daughter

Mourning/Rending Garment

Godly Devotion

Spiritual Seed

The Son & His Seed

Application: Godly men and women make and keep godly vows despite temporary hurt.



  • 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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