Sunday, August 19, 2018

Welcome to the Christian services here today! We pray the Lord richly to bless all who have come under God’s gospel word. Following the morning service there is a time of refreshments and fellowship. Our morning Sunday classes resume again on Sunday, September 16, God willing. We gladly accommodate visitors looking for a place to stay between our morning and afternoon worship services.

 


Quotes to ponder:

“The life of the church revolves around Christ. Our unity springs from our union with God through Christ. Our abilities to serve flow from Christ’s victory. Knowing Him and being like Him are our maturity and stability. He is the head from whom all members and relationships in the body draw life. Therefore, pray often for your church that Christ would be central in its worship and fellowship.”  Taken from RHSB note 2 on Ephesians chapter 4.

 

“Faith, without trouble or fighting, is a suspicious faith; for true faith is a fighting, wrestling faith.” Ralph Erskine

 

“Value all books in proportion as they are agreeable to Scripture. Those that are nearest to it are the best, and those that are farthest from it, the worst.” J.C. Ryle


In Book II of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, chapter 16, section 19, John Calvin writes, after expanding on the section on Jesus Christ in the Apostles’ Creed:

“We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else.  

If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is ‘of Him’ [I Cor. 1:30].  

If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in His anointing.  

If we seek strength, it lies in His dominion [over all];

If purity, in His conception.

If gentleness, it appears in His birth….

If we seek redemption, it lies in His passion;

If acquittal, in His condemnation;

If remission of the curse, in His cross [Gal. 3:13];

If satisfaction, in His sacrifice;

If purification, in His blood;

If reconciliation, in His descent into hell;

If mortification of the flesh, in His tomb;

If newness of life, in His resurrection;

If immortality, in the same;

If inheritance of the heavenly kingdom, in His entrance into heaven;

If protection, if security, if abundant supply of all blessing, in His kingdom;

If untroubled expectation of judgment, in the power given to Him to judge…

In short, since rich store of every kind of good abounds in Him, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other.”

 

 


Welcome & Pre-Service Singing:  Psalter 413:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service – Rev. Derek Baars

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 420:3,5

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 324
  3. Scripture Reading: Acts 12:1-25

   Text: Acts 12:5

   Confessional reading: Heidelberg Catechism, Q’s. 116-118

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 91:1,2,3

  1. SERMON

     Theme: The Prayer Meeting for Peter

  1. Singing:  Psalter 310
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 293:2,3

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 417:2

* Indicates Standing


Welcome and Pre-Service Singing: Psalter 413:2

* Silent Prayer

PM Service – Rev. Derek Baars

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 288

  1. Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-31

   Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 1:17-25

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 64
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 304:1,2,3,6,7

  1. SERMON

     Theme: Christ Crucified:

     The Paradox of the Gospel Prayer of Application

  1. Prayer
  2. Singing: Psalter 336

* 13. Benediction

* 14. Doxology: Psalter 422:1,3

* Indicates Standing