Sunday, July 23, 2017

WELCOME!

    “Give me a sight, O Saviour, Of Thy wondrous love to me,

    Of the love that brought Thee down to earth, To die on Calvary.

    Oh, make me understand it, Help me to take it in,

    What it meant to Thee, the Holy One, To bear away my sin.” K. Kelly

May we be so blessed as congregation, each one and altogether meeting here in Christian worship today. We are grateful for all who join with us in our services. God be praised also for any and all visitors! We love seeing you here and aim that you feel warmly welcomed in Jesus’ Name. For those traveling, we pray God’s blessing and safekeeping upon you, thinking of Psalm 121 telling of the LORD as the ultimate Keeper of His people in all our coming and going.


Quotes to think about!

“Your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure. Therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and Heaven shall make amends for all!” Thomas Brooks

“Christ’s humiliation was temporary, never to be repeated. [The last place of His humiliation, [when ‘placed in a damp, dark grave’] became the first place of His exaltation. And ] His exaltation is everlasting, never to cease….This earned exaltation of Christ is a necessary [and most rich and comforting] component of the gospel.”  M.P.V. Barrett

“Salvation does not require theological knowledge of all the theories of the atonement, but it does require the knowledge of and trust in the profoundly simple truth that Jesus died for [a sinner like] me.” M.P.V. Barrett

Meet the New “Twicer”–“From what I understand, ‘the twicer’ used to refer to the person who went to church twice a day (think of the days of morning and evening prayer). It then began to refer to the nominal churchgoer who would attend twice a year, the ‘Christmas and Easter’ Christian. When I heard the phrase recently, it was used to refer to the committed churchgoer. That is, to describe a regular churchgoer—who attends church just twice a month on average.”   

“The saddest road to hell is the one that runs under the pulpit, past the Bible, and through the middle of warnings and invitations.” J.C. Ryle

“A godly man dare not sin secretly. He knows that God sees in secret. As God cannot be deceived by our subtlety, so He cannot be excluded by our secrecy.” Thomas Watson


Welcome & Pre Service Singing:  Psalter 346:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 120

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 391
  3. Scripture Reading: John 11:7-17; 14:1-7; 20:19-31

   Text: John 20:26a

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 51

  1. SERMON

     Theme: Jesus and His love for disciple Thomas!

  1. Singing:  Psalter 30:1,3
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 202

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 259:1

* Indicates Standing


Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 346:2

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 402:1,4,6

  1. Scripture Reading: Psalm 36 and 63

   Sermon Text: Psalm 119:90a & Psalm 36:5 & Psalm 63:3 

   (See also the Bible-based instruction of HCQA74, page 74 in

   back of Psalter.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 289:1,2,3,4
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 133

  1. SERMON

     Theme: The Gospel about God’s covenant faithfulness also

     as it relates to Infant Baptism!

  1. Singing: Psalter 243:1,6,7,15
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 425:4,5,6

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 291:12

* Indicates Standing


Something to be convinced about!

“The suitability of the gospel to the sinner’s need is well presented by Samuel Davies,” writes John J. Murray, and then he quotes S. Davies:

“A religion for sinners must reveal a method of salvation for the lost, of pardon for the guilty, and of sanctifying grace for the weak and wicked. And, blessed be God! –the gospel answers this end; and it is its peculiar [or specific and even unique] excellency that it does so….It is its glorious peculiarity [or specialty] that it reveals a method of salvation every way honorable to God and His government, and every way suitable to our necessities; and that is by the sufferings of Christ, the Founder of this religion. This is the ground, the substance, and marrow of the gospel; and it is this above all other things, that its ministers ought to preach and inculcate. It should have the same place in their sermons which it has in that gospel which it is their business to preach; that is, it should be the foundation, the substance, the centre, the drift of all.”