Monthly Archives: June 2021

Quote of the Day

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S Lewis


Sermon Manuscript for Lord’s Day 6/6/2021

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Order of Worship—John 12.44-50

Prelude

Announcements and Call to Worship

(Ps. 27:4-5)  4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.  5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

Hymn No. 463 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

Welcome and Pastoral Prayer

For our government leaders and nation

Hymn No. 47 “Fairest Lord Jesus “

(Ezek. 37:1-10) The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones.  2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry.  3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.”  4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.  5 Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.  6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”  7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.  8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them.  9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”  10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Hymn No. 83 “Be Thou My Vision”

Sermon John 12:44-50

The Lord’s Supper

Hymn No. 506 “In Christ Alone”

Benediction

(Lam. 3:24-26)  24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”  25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.


Sermon Manuscript for Lord’s Day 5/30/2021

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Order of Worship—John 12.37-43

Prelude

Announcements

Call to Worship

(Ps. 105:1-3) Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!  2 Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!  3 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!

Hymn No. 6 How Great Thou Art

Welcome and Prayer of Confession and Hope

O Lord, our God, you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Yet, we live in this broken world. A world that has been marked with war and death. These things are the reality in which we live. Tomorrow, the USA will attempt to remember that 1.1 million soldiers have died in war. We forget so easily. They fought for the freedoms we enjoy right now. We gather this morning is freedom because many men and women have died. Their families grieved. Indeed, families are still hurting because of the pains of war and death. Please comfort the hurting.

Yet, we know that true comfort and healing can only come through another death, the death of your Son. He came to set us free from the bondage of sin yet we often forget. We return to that bondage and dishonor the blood Christ spilled for us. Father, forgive us. May we repent and remember. God help us.

In Christ’s name we pray, amen.

Hymn No. 448 Before the Throne of God Above

(Isa. 53:3) 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows

Hymn No. 242 Hallelujah, What a Savior!

Sermon—John 12:37-43 “Rejected to Save”

Hymn No. 249 Jesus Paid it All

Benediction

(1 Pet. 2:24-25)  24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.