Sunday, March 30, 2018

We come together in this Christian worship service on Good Friday to consider the gospel message with Jesus’ death on the cross as Saviour of sinners.  As C.H. Spurgeon once said, “When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed.” Rather, as Paul testifies in Galatians 6:14, “But God forbid that I should glory, [or boast], save, [except] in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I unto the world.”

A warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Our services on Sunday, also coming Easter Sunday are at 9:30 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. “O all ye peoples, bless our God, Aloud proclaim His praise, Who safely holds our souls in life, And steadfast makes our ways!”  

Pre-service song: Psalter 256:1

* Votum & Salutation: (Humble prayer to God & the Lord’s glorious greeting to us!

* Singing Psalter 47:1,4,6,10

Scripture reading: Mark 15:13-39; I Corinthians 2:1&2 (See also Galatians 6:14.)

(Confession of faith: Belgic Confession Article 21—p. 14 in the back of the Psalter)

Text: Same, in the light of I Corinthians 2:2

Prayer

Offering –for Calgary FRC gospel ministry

Prayer

* Singing Psalter 47:7,8,9,11

Sermon: Why focus always on Jesus and Him crucified?!

Singing Psalter 263

Prayer

Singing Psalter 317

* The Lord’s parting benediction: (Pronouncement of the divine blessing of God!)

* Doxology: Psalter 196

*  Indicates Standing if Able