Sunday, August 27, 2017

“Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised….My mouth shall speak

the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and

ever.” Psalm 145:3a & 21. Is this our common testimony as we gather

together in Christian worship here today? This Lord’s Day is the last

Sunday of August. How quickly again the summer weeks have passed by.

Has it been a blessed and profitable summer season for you too, in God’s

kind providence and amazing grace? What reasons even with trials and

hardships still to be thankful for so many undeserved blessings! May God

Triune give us a wonderful Sunday together now, and to Him be all the


Quotes to reflect on:

“No amount of human consensus can overturn the truth of God….The final

appeal for Christians is not any national court, or international convention,

or the court of public opinion, but the Word of God.” Commentary of RHSB

especially on Romans 3:4

“True spiritual growth will always result in a greater realization of our

weakness and a greater dependence upon God’s strength.” Paul Washer

“If we are not looking for ways to love one another and serve other

believers, meeting their needs as we are able, we are not fulfilling God’s

purpose for His church.” From July 23/17 TableTalk meditation.

“Christianity assumes magnificent proportions when we take it with its

splendid Old Testament background. It becomes a sublime plan, an

unfolding panorama of God’s power and grace, ‘even the mystery which

hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest

to the saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the

glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope

of glory… (Colossians 2:26,27).’” C.E. Macartney

Something to take to heart in word and deed:

“One of the things we Christians need to be committed to, besides reading,

is giving away thoughtful books to those how might read them but would

never buy them. The ripple effect is incalculable….. Millions of people are

going to read. If they don’t read contemporary Christian books, they are

going to read contemporary secular books. [Will we help people read good

Christian books? Consider here again the words of Daniel Webster, still

relevant even in our multi-gadget age]: ‘If religions books are not widely

circulated among the masses in this country I do not know what is going to

become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and

His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the

ascendancy; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the

pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will.’” John Piper

Welcome & Pre Service Singing: Psalter 76:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing: Psalter 256

3. Reading of the Law

4. Singing: Psalter 324

5. Scripture Reading: Matthew 20:17-29; Acts 12:1-3

Text: Mark 3:17 and Galatians 4:18

6. Prayer

7. Offering

8. Prayer

* 9. Singing: Psalter 154


Theme: James, son of Zebedee, the first apostle to die for

Jesus’ sake…A revealing historical gospel fact!

11. Thanksgiving Prayer

12. Singing: Psalter 236

* 13. Benediction

* 14. Doxology: Psalter 176:1

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 76:4

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing: Psalter 92:1,6

3. Scripture Reading: John 6:66-71 and Matthew 26:6-16 and Luke

22:1-6 and John 13:18-31

Sermon Text: Matthew 26:24-25

4. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)

5. Singing: Psalter 300:1,3,8,9

6. Prayer

7. Offering

8. Prayer

*9. Singing: Psalter 113:1,5,6,8


Theme: Scripture’s earnest gospel preaching in regards to

Judas Iscariot

11. Singing: Psalter 113: 9,10,11,12

12. Prayer

13. Singing: Psalter 356

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalte