Sunday, November 19, 2017

Welcome to church today!  What a privilege and what a responsibility is ours in the worship of God and under the ministry of His gospel word. Will we listen and learn for ourselves, and will we pass on the gospel tidings and witness as God gives us opportunities still for that? Bless us, LORD, that we in turn may be a blessing “unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11!

Quotes to reflect on:

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.” Adoniram Judson

“Covenant people must be careful to remain pilgrims—distrusting appearances and holding on to promises, [God’s promises.]” D.R. Davis

“[In connection with gospel teaching and preaching i.e. Ps. 119:33] The more we are taught, the more we feel our need of teaching, and the more pressing will be our cries for this invaluable blessing.”  C. Bridges

“Weak indeed are our purposes, and fading our resolutions, unsupported by Divine grace.” C. Bridges

“Self-control is…not the same as self-dependence, in which we rely on personal will power to control ourselves. Instead, self-control is a gift of the Holy Spirit, given through faith in Jesus Christ… Self-control is a strategic countermeasure to the insatiable cravings of sin.” E. Welch

Reflection on Prayer

by William Cowper  (1731-1800)

What various hindrances we meet
In coming to a mercy seat;
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer,
But wishes to be often there.

Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw,
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw;
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian’s armor bright;
And Satan trembles, when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.

While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel’s side;
But when through weariness they failed,
That moment Amalek prevailed.

Have you no words? Ah, think again,
Words flow apace when you complain;
And fill your fellow creature’s ear
With the sad tale of all your care.

Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
To Heav’n in supplication sent;
Your cheerful song would oft’ner be,
“Hear what the Lord has done for me.”

Welcome & Pre Service Singing:  Psalter 312:1,2

* Silent Prayer

AM Service – Pastor Eric Moerdyk

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 114:1,2,5,7,10

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 329
  3. Scripture Reading: Daniel 6

   Text: Daniel 6:6-11

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 150


     Theme: Kingdoms clash over Daniel’s prayers

  1. Satan’s war on prayer
  2.  God’s battle-plan of prayer

     III. The glory of God in prayer

  1. Singing:  Psalter 235 + 236:2,4 [to tune of 235]
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 275

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 432:2,4

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 312:5,6

* Silent Prayer

PM Service – Pastor Eric Moerdyk

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 400:1,2,5,6,7

  1. Scripture Reading: Daniel 6

   Sermon Text: Daniel 6:6-20

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 21
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 151:1,2,4,5


     Theme: Lions and Lambs in God’s economy

  1. Roaring lions
  2. Pouncing lions

     III.  Victorious lambs

  1. Singing: Psalter 92:1,3,4,8
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 31:1,4,5,6,7

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 183:4

* Indicates Standing