Evening Worship: January 24, 2021
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
Call to Worship: Isaiah 40:6b-8
Hymn of Praise: RT 327 One Day He’s Coming
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 41:8-16
Prayer Requests & Congregational Prayer
Hymn of Preparation: RT 509 Jesus, Lover of My Soul
New Testament Reading: Mark 13:24-37
Prayer for Illumination
Sermon: The Parable of the Fig Tree Pastor Gulstrom
Theme: Jesus explains the certainty of His second coming.
- The Certainty of the Sign, vv. 28-29
Matthew 16:3; Hebrews 11:10; Luke 2:49; 21:28; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10.
- The Certainty of the Word, vv. 30-31
Acts 1:11; Matthew 12:45; 17:17; Mark 9:19; Matthew 11:16; 12:41; Mark 8:12; Luke 17:25; Joshua 21:43-45; Matthew 5:17-18; 1 Peter 1:24-25; Luke 12:43.
Prayer of Application
*Closing Hymn: RT 94 How Firm a Foundation
*Benediction: Revelation 22:20-21