Worship Folder – Morning


ORDER OF WORSHIP

Greeting 

Call to Worship                                                                    Hebrews 1:3-4

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

Invocation 

* Hymn # 310                                                   “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” 

Call to Confession                                                                  Joel 2:12-14

“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God?

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                                      Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

* Hymn # 304                                          “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 3:21-24 (The LORD’s Lasting Love)

Apocalypse: Revelation 22:1-5 (The Lord’s Lasting Blessing)

* 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, Questions and Answers 16-19

Q. Why must the mediator be a true and righteous human?

A. God’s justice demands that human nature, which has sinned, must pay for sin; but a sinful human could never pay for others.

Q. Why must the mediator also be true God?

A. So that the mediator, by the power of his divinity, might bear the weight of God’s wrath in his humanity and earn for us and restore to us righteousness and life.

Q. Then who is this mediator— true God and at the same time a true and righteous human?

A. Our Lord Jesus Christ who was given to us to completely deliver us and make us right with God.

Q. How do you come to know this?

A. The holy gospel tells me. God began to reveal the gospel already in Paradise; later God proclaimed it by the holy patriarchs and prophets and foreshadowed it by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law; and finally God fulfilled it through his own beloved Son. 

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn Supplement pg. 79                      “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken”

Tithes and Offerings 

* Hymn # 729                                                          “All Things Are Thine”

All things are Thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer Thee;

And hence with grateful hearts today, Thine own before Thy feet we lay.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving 

Sermon Series: Judges 

* Prayer for Illumination

 * Sermon Text                                                                   Judges 2:16-3:6

* 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: “Gift of Judges”                                    Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: “Steadfast Grace”

* Eucharistic Hymn # 308                                              “Jesus Paid It All” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn, Hymn Supplement pg. 34                   “May the Peace”

May the peace of God our Heavenly Father and the grace of Christ the risen Son,

And the fellowship of God the Spirit keep our hearts and minds within His love.

And to Him be praise for His glorious reign, from the depths of earth to the heights of Heaven;

We declare the name of the Lamb once slain – Christ eternal the King of Kings.

 

Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: Judges 2:16-3:6    “Gift of Judges”

Despite man’s stubborn ways, God’s steadfast grace equips him for war.

Man’s Stubbornness (2:16-18; 3:5-6)

Provision & Protection (2:16, 18)

The LORD Raised

The LORD was with

The LORD was with…for salvation

Persistent Provocation (2:17; 3:5-6)

Application: Christ’s ministry as judge

God’s Steadfastness (2:18, 22; 3:1-4)

From Pity (2:18)

Application: Always in need of God’s pity

For Probation (2:22; 3:1-4)

Left Behind

But Not Left Behind

Application: Learn warfare

     
  • 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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