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Order of Worship for January 19, 2020
 
 
Gathering & Preparation – “A service of public worship is not merely a gathering of God’s children with each other, but before all else, a meeting of the triune God with His chosen people. God is present in public worship not only by virtue of the Divine omnipresence but, much more intimately, as the faithful covenant Savior. The Lord Jesus Christ said: ‘Where two or three are gathered together in My name there I am in the midst of them’ (Matthew 18:20)” (Book of Church Order 47-3).
 
Prelude
 
*Call to Worship
 
*Hymn #310                Rejoice, the Lord is King
 
*Prayer of Adoration
 
*Affirmation of Faith – Westminster Shorter Catechism #84-87 (Trinity Hymnal p.875)
 

Q84. What doth every sin deserve?

A84. Every sin deserveth God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.

 

Q85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin?

A85. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption.

 

Q86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?

A86. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel.

 

Q87. What is repentance unto life?

A87. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavor after, new obedience.
 
Unison Prayer of Confession
Righteous Father, we who own more than we use, and request more than we need, come asking your forgiveness. We seek your salvation, then act like we save ourselves. We beg your forgiveness, then repeat our errors. We experience your grace, then act defeated. We rely on your power, but only in hard times. We become confused and misguided. Forgive our every defection. Bring us to an unbroken commitment and a steady trust, through Jesus Christ, who is the way of hope, the truth of God, and the life of love, now and always.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
Worship through Giving
 
Offertory – Write Your Blessed Name (Scott)
 
*Hymn #731                Doxology
 
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
Prayer for Our Covenant Children
 
Children’s Worship [2 & 3 Year Olds; Pre-K & K; 1st-3rd Grade]
 

*Hymn                         I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)

                                      Jordan Kauflin, Keith Getty, Matthew Merker, Stuart Townend (2018)
 
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
 
Sermon: The Wheat & The Tares
                Pastor Dan Ledford
 
*Hymn #715              Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
 
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
 

*Hymn                       The Glories of Calvary

                                    Steve & Vikki Cook (2003)
 
*Benediction
 
Postlude
 

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