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Call to Worship                                                                  Psalm 95:1-3

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.


* Hymn # 302                                    “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” 

Call to Confession                                                          2 Timothy 2:19

But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                      2 Timothy 1:12

But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

* Hymn # 705                                     “I Know Whom I Have Believed” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Prophets: Isaiah 26 (Perfect Peace)

Epistles: 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 (Called to Peace)

Apocalypse: Revelation 22:14-15 (The Wicked Kept out of Heaven)

* 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 21 (Q & A 54-56)

Q. What do you believe concerning “the holy catholic church”?

A. I believe that the Son of God through his Spirit and Word, out of the entire human race, from the beginning of the world to its end, gathers, protects, and preserves for himself a community chosen for eternal life and united in true faith. And of this community I am and always will be a living member.

Q. What do you understand by “the communion of saints”?

A. First, that believers one and all, as members of this community, share in Christ and in all his treasures and gifts. Second, that each member should consider it a duty to use these gifts readily and joyfully for the service and enrichment of the other members.

Q. What do you believe concerning “the forgiveness of sins”?

A. I believe that God, because of Christ’s satisfaction, will no longer remember any of my sins or my sinful nature which I need to struggle against all my life. Rather, by grace God grants me the righteousness of Christ to free me forever from judgment.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 691                                                  “It Is Well with My Soul” 

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 12:1-7

* 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: “Conflict & Code”                          Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Certainty of Peace & Unity

* Eucharistic Hymn # 699                                “Like a River Glorious” 

* 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 12:1-7    “Conflict & Code”

A true judge removes all proud pretenders as he restores permanent peace to the Church.

Pride (vv. 1-3)

Enflamed Ephraimites…again!

Against Gideon (8:1)

Against Jephthah (12:1) 


Pride demands.

Pride ignores.

Pride divides.

Peace (vv. 4-7)

Peace through Punishment

Punishment through Pronunciation

Shibboleth or Sibboleth?


All imposters will be found out.

Doctrinal nuance may mean life or death.

Peace through Purification

Application: All justice and peace will be carried out.

  • 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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