Morning Worship: June 16, 2019
The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Psa, 111:2
Silent Prayer of Preparation
God’s Greeting of Grace, Mercy and Peace
*Call to Worship: Psalm 146 p. 558/722
*Prayer of Adoration and Confession
*Hymn of Adoration: RT 57 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul
Confession of Sin: Ephesians 4:20-32 p. 1040/1345
Silent Prayer and Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 38:17b p. 637/827
Confession of Faith: Westminster Confession of Faith (see insert)
WCF Ch. 10 Of Effectual Calling
- All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed and accepted time, effectually to call,a by His Word and Spirit,b out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ;c enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God,d taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh;e renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power, determining them to that which is good,f and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ:g yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.hRom. 8:30, 11:7; Eph. 1:10–11. b. 2 Thess. 2:13–14; 2 Cor. 3:3, 6. c. Rom. 8:2; Eph. 2:1–5; 2 Tim. 1:9–10. d. Acts 26:18; 1 Cor. 2:10, 12; Eph. 1:17–18. e. Ezek. 36:26. f. Ezek 11:19; Phil. 2:13; Deut 30:6; Ezek. 36:27. g. Eph. 1:19; John 6:44–45. h. Song 1:4; Ps. 110:3; John 6:37; Rom. 6:16–18.
- This effectual call is of God’s free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man,a who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit,b he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.c a. 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 3:4–5; Eph. 2:4–5, 8–9; Rom. 9:11. b. 1 Cor. 2:14; Rom. 8:7; Eph. 2:5. c. John 6:37; Ezek 36:27; John 5:25.
*Songs of Celebration: RT 646 Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
RT 481 Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus (Nursery)
Prayer of Supplication: (see insert)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 25:1-9; Philippians 3:7-16 p. 624/1044
Sermon: Isaiah 25:9 The Joy of Knowing Christ
Theme: As the church of Jesus Christ we must proclaim the glory of our God!
Intro: 1 Peter 1:8; Jeremiah 9:23-24.
- The Proclamation of the Church
Luke 2:10-14, 17, 20, 27-30, 38; 1 Thess. 4:16-18; Heb. 11:6, 10, 13, 16; Rom. 8:20-23; Titus 2:11-14.
- The Proclamation of every Believer
Phil. 3:9-10; Eccl. 1:2; Rom. 5:1-5; 8:1, 16-18; Psalm 40:1-3; 2 Tim. 1:12; 2 Cor. 12:9; 1 Cor. 10:12-13; Psalm 27:1; Rom. 8:31-32; Jeremiah 2:13; Gal. 2:20.
Prayer of Application
*Hymn of Commitment: All I Once Held Dear
Prayer for Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology: RT 731
*Benediction: Ephesians 3:20-21 p. 1039/1345
Closing Comment: “The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!” John 1:14. And He is full of truth. True have His promises been, not one has failed. I bear witness that never any servant had such a master as I have; never any brother had such a kinsman as He has been to me; never any spouse had such a husband as Christ has been to my soul; never any sinner had a better Savior; never any mourner had a better comforter than Christ has been to my heart. I desire none beside Him! In life, He is my true life. In death, He shall be the death of death. In poverty, Christ is my true riches. In darkness, He is my sun.
He is my manna in this poor wilderness world. He shall be heavenly manna when I come to the heavenly Canaan. Jesus is to me all grace, and no wrath; all truth, and no falsehood. And of grace and truth He is full, infinitely full! (Charles Spurgeon)