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Downtown Sunday Morning Service (9:30 am)
June 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Announcements & Meditation
– Call to Worship –
Minister: Grace, mercy, and peace to you, from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Congregation: And also to you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
Jesus Shall Reign, p. 311
– Confession –
Give Ear, O Lord, to All My Thoughts, pp. 6-7
CONFESSION OF SIN
Congregation is invited to kneel if able
1 Timothy 6:11-12
+ ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Minister: Your sins are forgiven through Christ.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
+ CONFESSION OF FAITH: APOSTLES CREED
Minister: Christian, what do you believe?
Congregation: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades. On the third day He rose again from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
+ PSALM 25: Abbreviated Responsive
Minister: Unto You, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Congregation: O my God, I trust in You: let me not be ashamed,
Minister: Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
Congregation: Lead me in Your truth, and teach me:
Minister: For You are the God of my salvation;
Congregation: On You do I wait all the day.
Minister: Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
Congregation: According to Your mercy remember me
Minister: For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Congregation: Pardon my iniquity; for it is great.
Minister: The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him;
Congregation: And he will show them his covenant.
With All My Heart My Thanks I’ll Bring, p. 182
– Consecration –
+ SCRIPTURE READING
Numbers 16:1-11; 3 John 1-14
Reader: The Word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God!
Jesus, Lover of My Soul, p. 358
Opening: James 5:16
Thanksgiving: Philippians 4:6-7
Petitions: 1 John 5:14-15
Psalm 125, bulletin p. 6
CC: (Timothy Edwards)Sermon
- 1. Deut. 6:4-5, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”
- A. The foundation: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
- B. The greatest commandment: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength
- Can you legislate love?
- C. Heart, Soul, and Strength?
- 2. Leviticus 19:17-18, “You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
- A. The second: Love your neighbour
- 3. The greatest commandments – not in conflict
- A. Mark 12:35-44 – How not to obey the greatest commandments
CCD: (Aaron Ventura)Sermon
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.
He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Ending with The Lord’s Prayer, p. 411
+ Holy, Holy, Holy!, p. 305
– Communion –
Let All the Earth with Loud Rejoicing, pp. 94-95
Let All the Earth with Loud Rejoicing, pp. 96-97
– Commissioning –
+ CLOSING DOXOLOGY
The congregation may raise hands
Gloria Patri, p. 436
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21