Worship Folder – Morning




Call to Worship                                                                  Psalm 48:1-3

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.


* Hymn # 649                                        “More Love to Thee, O Christ” 

Call to Confession                                                              Judges 17:6

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                      Psalm 48:9-10

We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness.

* Hymn # 647                      “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Deuteronomy 29:29 (Secret & Revealed Things)

Gospels: John 16:16-33 (Sorrow then Joy)

Apocalypse: Revelation 20:11-15 (All Said & Done)

* 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 23 (Q & A 59-61)

Q. What good does it do you, however, to believe all this?

A. In Christ I am righteous before God and heir to life everlasting.

Q. How are you righteous before God?

A. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments, of never having kept any of them, and of still being inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without any merit of my own, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, and as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me. All I need to do is accept this gift with a believing heart.

Q. Why do you say that through faith alone you are righteous?

A. Not because I please God by the worthiness of my faith. It is because only Christ’s satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness make me righteous before God, and because I can accept this righteousness and make it mine in no other way than through faith.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 481                                        “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” 

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 735,                                                                   “Gloria Patri”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

World without end, amen, amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                                 Judges 14:1-20

* 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: “Riddle Me This!”                          Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Mystery Revealed

* Eucharistic Hymn # 648                              “My Jesus, I Love Thee” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 731                                                      “Doxology”

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


 Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 14:1-20    “Riddle Me This!”

The LORD uses his weak servants’ sins and sufferings to reveal his secret of salvation.

The judge’s secrets (vv. 5-18)

Stubborn Disobedience

Application: Parents don’t need to know everything, but the One who does.

Vow Violation

Application: We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

Riddle Interpretation

Application: Even the best of men are men at best.

The Judge’s Secret (vv. 4, 14, 19-20)

The LORD Was Seeking (v. 4)

The LORD Was Working (vv. 14, 19-20)

Othniel (3:10)

Gideon (6:34)

Jephthah (11:29)

Samson (14:6, 19; 15:14)

Application: The LORD uses our weaknesses for his glory.

  • 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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