Morning Worship

Morning Worship: August 18, 2019

The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. Psa, 111:2

Announcements

Silent Prayer of Preparation

God’s Greeting of Grace, Mercy and Peace

*Call to Worship: Psalm 95:6-11                                         p. 532/686

*Prayer of Adoration

*Hymn of Adoration: RT 9 All You that Fear Jehovah’s Name

Confession of Sin: Romans 3:9-20                                      p. 1001/1296

Silent Prayer and Assurance of Pardon: Romans 3:21-26 p. 1001/1296

Confession of Faith: WSC Q. & A.’s 58-61 

58.  What is required in the fourth commandment? A. The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as He has appointed in His word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy Sabbath to Himself.a Deut. 5:12-14.

59. Which day of the seven has God appointed to be the weekly Sabbath? A. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath.a Gen. 2:2–3; 1 Cor. 16:1–2; Acts 20:7

60. How is the Sabbath to be sanctified? A. The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day,a even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days;b and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship,c except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.d Exod. 20:8, 10; 16:25–28. b. Neh. 13:15–22. c. Luke 4:16; Acts 20:7; Ps. 92 title; Isa. 66:23. d. Matt. 12:1–31.

61. What is forbidden in the fourth commandment? A. The fourth commandment forbids the omission or careless performance, of the duties required,a and the profaning the day by idleness,b or doing that which is in itself sinful,c or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.d Ezek. 22:26; Amos 8:5; Mal. 1:13. b. Acts 20:7, 9. c. Ezek. 23:38. d. Jer. 17:24–26; Isa. 58:13

*Songs of Celebration: RT 689 Be Still, My Soul (Nursery)

   RT 393 Come, Let Us Join with One Accord

Prayer of Supplication: (see insert)

Scripture Reading: Gen. 2:1-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Mark 2:23-28; Heb. 4:1-11       p. 4/68/884/1063

Sermon: Exodus 20:8-11 Remember the Sabbath

Theme: The fourth commandment demands that we rest from our labors and worship Christ.

 

  • The biblical teaching of the Lord’s Day

 

Gen. 2:3; Ex 31:13; Isa. 58:13-14; Amos 8:5; Lev. 23:3; Mark 2:27; 3:4; Luke 13:15-16; 14:5; Matt. 5:17-18; Rom. 14:5-6; Col. 2:16-17; John 20:1; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2; Rev. 1:10.

 

  • The blessed principles of the Lord’s Day

 

Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:24-25; Amos 8:5; Heb. 4:1-11; Matt. 11:28.

Prayer of Application

*Hymn of Commitment: RT 390 Lord of the Sabbath, Hear Us Pray

Prayer for Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology: RT 731

*Benediction: Hebrews 13:20-21, 25                                                 p. 1072/1385

Closing Comment: Prayer is the mightiest weapon that God has placed in our hands, the best weapon to use in every difficulty, the surest remedy in every trouble, the key that unlocks the treasury of promises, the hand that draws forth grace and help in time of need, the silver trumpet that God commands us to sound in all our necessity, the cry He has promised always to listen to, just as a loving mother listens attentively to the cry of her child. Be sure that no time is so well spent, as that which a man spends on his knees. What is the reason that some believers are so much brighter and holier than others? I believe the difference, in nineteen cases out of twenty, arises from different habits in private prayer. I believe that those who are not eminently holy, pray little–and those who are eminently holy, pray much. What is the cause of most backslidings? I believe, as a general rule, one of the chief causes is neglect of private prayer. People are backsliders on their knees, long before they backslide openly in the eyes of the world. Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you! “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2. (J.C. Ryle)

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4 Responses to Morning Worship

  1. Sue MacPhee says:

    Love to attend…..service seems long…? Starts at 9:30? Dismissal…?

    • lopcreformed says:

      Thank you for your interest. The morning service starts at 9:30 and ends around 10:45 followed by Sunday School at 11 where we are studying “Pilgrim’s Progress.” Hope to see you!

  2. Deborah Jackson says:

    Sounds wonderful. I’ve been attending Lakeview in Rockport, Maine, but have moved to Buxton. Pastor Tracy recommended your fellowship.

  3. Moses Jerome Bell says:

    Thank you for having morning worship posted. My fiance and I moved to Maine 9 months ago, and we’ve had issues finding a proper church home. I’m grateful to find this available online.

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