Sunday, July 29, 2018

Today is the Lord’s Day! A warm welcome to all who worship the one true God with us, the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Praise God we may learn and hear from Him as revealed in Jesus Christ the Saviour of sinners in all of the Holy Bible. May God by His Holy Spirit blessed preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ to us all.

 


Quotes to ponder:

“‘These words’ [that is, words of the Holy Bible]—that is always the Christian’s slogan. Only in the teaching and the testimony [of the Bible] is there light and help and anchorage. The Christian is the man or woman who wades through the affairs of life always saying: ‘Set my finger on these words.’” [Robert Bruce (1554-1631) died telling his children in view of the promises read from Romans 8,  “Set my finger on these words.”] Dale Ralph Davis

 

“In their (futile) search for a perfect church, a lot of people never get to pause and enjoy a good one.” Josh Howerton

 

“I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need.” C.H. Spurgeon

 

“We should be far more shocked at the sin which deserves hell, then at the hell which comes out of sin.”  C.H. Spurgeon

 

“Sin will not only be striving, acting, rebelling, troubling, disquieting, but if let alone, if not continually mortified, it will bring forth great, cursed, scandalous, soul-destroying sins.” John Owen


Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 84:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 221

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 38
  3. Scripture Reading: Amos 8 and II Timothy 4:1-5

   Text: Amos 8:11-12

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 294

  1. SERMON

     Theme: The worst kind of famine ever!  

  1. The warning about it;
  2. The wretchedness of it;
  3. The answer to it.
  4. Singing:  Psalter 255:4,2
  5. Thanksgiving Prayer
  6. Singing: Psalter 326

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 243:15

* Indicates Standing

 


Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 84:2

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 163

  1. Scripture Reading: Luke 8:18-35

   Sermon Text: same

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 288
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 235

  1. SERMON

     Theme: Jesus Christ, for sure the one and only promised  

     Messiah and Saviour of sinners!

  1. As seen in Jesus’ answer to John’s questions;
  2. As proven with Jesus’ affirmation of John’s ministry;
  3. As indicated by Jesus’ application to His audience.
  4. Singing: Psalter 261
  5. Prayer
  6. Singing: Psalter 228

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 315

* Indicates Standing

 


“The Saviour”

A Prayer from the Valley of Vision in praise and petition to the Saviour

 

“Thou God of all grace, Thou hast given me a Savior, produce in me a faith to live by him,

To make him all my desire, all my hope, all my glory.

May I enter him as my refuge, build on him as my foundation, walk in him as my way, follow him as my guide, conform to him as my example, receive his instruction as my prophet, rely on his intercession as my high priest, obey him as my king.

May I never be ashamed of him or his words, but joyfully bear his reproach, never displease him by unholy or imprudent conduct, never count it a glory if I take it patiently when buffeted for a fault, never make the multitude my model, never delay when thy Word invited me to advance.

May thy dear Son preserve me from this present evil world, so that its smiles never allure, nor its frowns terrify, nor its vices defile, nor its errors delude me.

May I feel that I am a stranger and pilgrim on earth, declaring plainly that I seek a county, my title to it becoming daily more clear, my meetness for it more perfect, my foretastes of it more abundant;

And whatsoever I do, may it be done in the Saviour’s name.”