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Call to Worship                                                                       John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


* Hymn # 162                                     “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” 

Call to Confession                                                                Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                            Isaiah 53:4

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

* Hymn # 248                 “Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended” 

The Living Church

Receiving into Associate Membership: 


* Hymn Supplement pg. 77                 “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Exodus 20:1-2 (God the Redeemer)

Writings: Psalm 135 (Salvation History)

Epistles: 1 Peter 2:1-12 (Holiness in History)

* 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 19 (Q & A 50-52)

Q. Why the next words: “and is seated at the right hand of God”?

A. Because Christ ascended to heaven to show there that he is head of his church, the one through whom the Father rules all things.

Q. How does this glory of Christ our head benefit us?

A. First, through his Holy Spirit he pours out gifts from heaven upon us his members. Second, by his power he defends us and keeps us safe from all enemies.

Q. How does Christ’s return “to judge the living and the dead” comfort you?

A. In all distress and persecution, with uplifted head, I confidently await the very judge who has already offered himself to the judgment of God in my place and removed the whole curse from me. Christ will cast all his enemies and mine into everlasting condemnation, but will take me and all his chosen ones to himself into the joy and glory of heaven.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 71                                                   “By Faith” 

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 10:17-11:28

* 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: “Historian & Head”                        Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Remember Christ’s Life & Death

* Eucharistic Hymn # 616            “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” 

* 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 10:17-11:28    “Historian & Head”

A true judge is both historian of God’s redemption and head of God’s redeemed.

Historian (11:12-27)

Background (10:17-11:11)

Jephthah as Historian (11:12-27)

Jesus as Historian

Exegetes the Father (Matt. 11:27; John 1:18)

Exegetes Us (John 2:24; Mark 7)

Application: As little historians, we study God’s history.

Know Bible History

Know Church History

Know Personal History

Head (10:17-11:28)

Whorish Origin (11:1-11)





Worthless Friends

Whole Identity (11:23-27)



Hard-Heartedness (11:28)

  • 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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