Morning Worship: October 21, 2018
I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1
Silent Prayer of Preparation
God’s Greeting of Grace, Mercy and Peace
*Call to Worship: Psalm 96:7-9 p. 532/687
*Prayer of Adoration
*Hymn of Adoration: RT 80 Lord, with Glowing Heart I’d Praise Thee
Confession of Sin: Isaiah 59:1-15a p. 656/854
Silent Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 59:15b-21 p. 657/854
Confession of Faith: Belgic Confession of Faith (see insert)
Article 20 – The Justice and Mercy of God in Christ
We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent His Son to assume that nature in which disobedience had been committed, to make satisfaction in that same nature; and to bear the punishment of sin by His most bitter passion and death. God therefore manifested His justice against His Son when He laid our iniquity on Him, and poured out His goodness and mercy on us, who were guilty and worthy of damnation. Out of a most perfect love He gave His Son to die for us and He raised Him for our justification that through Him we might obtain immortality and life eternal.
*Songs of Celebration: RT 535 O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Nursery)
Prayer of Supplication: (see insert)
Special Music: When Amidst the Storm I’m Shaken – Choir
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13 p. 1021/1321
Sermon: Jonathan Edwards – Heaven, a World of Love
Theme: Heaven is a world of love.
- The beauty of a world of love.
Isaiah 66:1; 1 John 4:8; John 3:16; Revelation 21:27; 22:15; Luke 16:26; Ephesians 5:27; 1 John 2:16; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 11:38; Song of Songs 5:10.
- The benefits of a world of love.
1 John 4:8; Ephesians 1:4; Revelation 5:12-13; 1 John 3:1-3.
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Commitment: RT 327 One Day He’s Coming
Prayer for Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology: # 625
*Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14 p. 1033/1336
Closing Comment: Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light, than when He is spoken of as stooping from His throne and coming down from Heaven to attend to the wants and woes of His redeemed people. How can we but love Him, when we know that He numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks all our paths, and orders all our ways? When a tear is wept by you–do not think that God does not behold it, for “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.” Psalm 56:8. Your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah, your whisper can incline His ear unto you, your prayer can stay His hand, your faith can move His arm! Do not think that God sits on high taking no account of you. For the eyes of the Lord run to and for throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. (Charles Spurgeon)