Table Talk (lunch together after worship) is this coming Sunday (10/22). Plan to stick around and eat.

Four times a year we also tack on an optional seminar on a topic that is important for our discipleship. This Sunday it will be on “Neither Chauvinism Nor Radical Feminism.” Should be a good discussion!

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PRELUDE – “Romans 4” by Streetlights

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Philippians 2:6-11

Though Christ Jesus was in the form of God,

he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself,

by taking the form of a servant,

being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form,

he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,

even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Song –

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), Chapter 11

Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies,

not by infusing righteousness into them,

but by pardoning their sins,

and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous;

not for anything wrought in them, or done by them,

but for Christ’s sake alone;

not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing,

or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness;

but by imputing Christ’s active obedience unto the whole law,

and passive obedience in his death

for their whole and sole righteousness by faith,

which faith they have not of themselves; it is the gift of God.

Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness,

is the alone instrument of justification;

yet it is not alone in the person justified,

but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces,

and is no dead faith, but works by love.

God continues to forgive the sins of those that are justified,

and although they can never fall from the state of justification,

yet they may, by their sins, fall under God’s fatherly displeasure;

and in that condition

they have not usually the light of his countenance restored unto them,

until they humble themselves,

confess their sins,

beg pardon,

and renew their faith and repentance.

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:8-9

If we say we have no sin,

we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q36

What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

That he is God,

coeternal with the Father and the Son.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:13-25

SERMON – “Written for Our Sake”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

OFFERING

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hasta Acabar Mi Viaje” by Jesus Adrian Romero

PRELUDE – “Trinity Song” by Sandra McCracken

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 1:3, 13-14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has blessed us in Christ

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

In him you also,

when you heard the word of truth,

the gospel of your salvation,

and believed in him,

were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

who is the guarantee of our inheritance

until we acquire possession of it,

to the praise of his glory.

Song –

Father We Adore You” by Terrye Coelho

CONFESSION OF SIN – Hebrews 4:13 (NIV)

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.

Everything is uncovered and laid bare

before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us,

that we should be called children of God;

and so we are.

Song –

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q35

Since we are redeemed by grace alone,

through faith alone,

where does this faith come from?

From the Holy Spirit.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:13-22

SERMON – “Justification, the Law, and Promise”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

OFFERING

Song –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Standing On the Promise (Medley)” by Selah

PRELUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!

Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather

as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

he is highly exalted!

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE:

Almighty and merciful God we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:1-7

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Therefore let everyone who is godly

offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;

surely in the rush of great waters,

they shall not reach him.

You are a hiding place for me;

you preserve me from trouble;

you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

PRAYER

Song –

Worthy” by Matt Redman

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q34

Since we are redeemed by grace alone,

through Christ alone,

must we still do good works and obey God’s Word?

Yes,

so that our lives may show love and gratitude to God;

and so that by our godly behavior others may be won to Christ.

Song –

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:1-12

SERMON – “Circumcision and Justification”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Lead Me to the Cross” by Brooke Ligertwood

Just As I Am” by Charlotte Elliott and William Batchelder Bradbury

OFFERING

Song –

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Entitlement” by Beautiful Eulogy

Be advised: this upcoming Sunday the Chicago Marathon will be winding through our city, including a large part of the UIC Area (Taylor to Ashland to 18th Street west of Halsted).

In years past we used to have our service in the afternoon or evening, but the last couple years we have met at our normal time of 10:45 AM and it has worked just fine. Just plan ahead and leave early.

Walking or biking is best. If you have to drive you can get off on Roosevelt Road from the 90/94 exit.

Here is the website with more information.

PRELUDE – “The Story of Abraham” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 12

You will say in that day:

“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,

for though you were angry with me,

your anger turned away,

that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation;

I will trust, and will not be afraid;

for the Lord God is my strength and my song,

and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord,

call upon his name,

make known his deeds among the peoples,

proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;

let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,

for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin

CONFESSION OF SIN – Luke 18:13

EVERYONE:

God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Titus 3:4-7

When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness,

but according to his own mercy,

by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

so that being justified by his grace

we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q33

Should those who have faith in Christ

seek their salvation through their own works,

or anywhere else?

No, everything necessary to salvation is found in Christ.

Song –

God Is So Good” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 4:1-8

SERMON – “The Holy Audacity of Justification by Faith Alone”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote and William Batchelder Bradbury

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Active Obedience” by Shai Linne

PRELUDE – “Satisfied in You” by The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 146

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Put not your trust in princes,

in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;

on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

who made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,

who keeps faith forever;

who executes justice for the oppressed,

who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;

the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the sojourners;

he upholds the widow and the fatherless,

but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The Lord will reign forever,

your God, O Zion, to all generations.

Praise the Lord!

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call upon him while he is near;

let the wicked forsake his way,

and the unrighteous man his thoughts;

let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,

and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

LEADER:

What then shall we say to these things?

If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all,

how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn?

Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—

who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

EVERYONE:

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,

nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Song –

O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q32

What do justification and sanctification mean?

Justification means our declared righteousness before God.

Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Song –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 13

SERMON – “Run to Hope”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

Cornerstone” by Hillsong

OFFERING

Song –

Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Psalm 13” by Shane & Shane

PRELUDE – “That Ain’t Nothin” by Fred Hammond

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 45:18-22

For thus says the Lord,

who created the heavens

(he is God!),

who formed the earth and made it

(he established it;

he did not create it empty,

he formed it to be inhabited!):

“I am the Lord, and there is no other.

I did not speak in secret,

in a land of darkness;

I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,

‘Seek me in vain.’

I the Lord speak the truth;

I declare what is right.

“Assemble yourselves and come;

draw near together,

you survivors of the nations!

They have no knowledge

who carry about their wooden idols,

and keep on praying to a god

that cannot save.

Declare and present your case;

let them take counsel together!

Who told this long ago?

Who declared it of old?

Was it not I, the Lord?

And there is no other god besides me,

a righteous God and a Savior;

there is none besides me.

“Turn to me and be saved,

all the ends of the earth!

For I am God, and there is no other.

Song –

No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things,

and desperately sick;

who can understand it?

I the Lord search the heart

and test the mind.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,

so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q31

What do we believe by true faith?

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 3:21-31

SERMON – “Nothing to Boast About”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “He Came to Die” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 5:11-13

Then I looked,

and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders

the voice of many angels,

numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,

to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might

and honor and glory and blessing!”

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth

and under the earth and in the sea,

and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb

be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

Song –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 3:23

All have sinned

and fall short of the glory of God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 3:24

[You] are justified by his grace as a gift,

through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood.

Song –

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q30

What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Receiving and resting

on him alone

for salvation

as he is offered to us

in the gospel.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 3:21-26

SERMON – “The Just Justifier”

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Heidelberg Catechism (1563), Q. 60

How are you righteous before God?

Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.

Although my conscience accuses me

that I have grievously sinned against all God’s commandments,

have never kept any of them,

and am still inclined to all evil,

yet God, without any merit of my own, out of mere grace,

imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ.

He grants these to me

as if I had never had nor committed any sin,

and as if I had accomplished all the obedience

which Christ has rendered for me,

if only I accept this gift with a believing heart.

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Cross (3 Hours)” by Shai Linne

Happy Labor Day and the official end of summer!!

Small Groups are re-launching this week. Small Groups at Immanuel are a way to have a mid-week check-in, share life, prayer requests, and study Scripture. Most eat a meal together. This year we’ll all be going through the OT book of 1 Samuel.

If you haven’t joined a Small Group yet, here are the offerings:

TUESDAYS:

Small Group at the Hills’ @ 7:00 PM | westpilsen@immanuel-baptist.net

WEDNESDAYS:

Small Group at the Carters’ @ 6:30 PM | eastpilsen@immanuel-baptist.net

Small Group at the Sapthavees’ @ 6:30 PM | universityvillage@immanuel-baptist.net

THURSDAYS:

Small Group at the Engs’ @ 6:30 PM | logansquare@immanuel-baptist.net

Small Group at Christian & Rosario’s @ 7:00 PM | littleitaly@immanuel-baptist.net

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