Secret Church is an annual gathering to study God’s Word and pray for the persecuted and the lost. This year’s topic is “Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God.” It will be held Friday, April 26th, @ 6:00 PM and normally goes for about 6 hours (4 hours of study + 2 hours of prayer). It’s a bit of a time commitment, but even if you can’t stick around for the whole thing, it’s still encouraged for you to join. It’ll be a rich time of studying God’s Word in the context of seeing the glory of Christ multiplied to the ends of the earth.

If you’re interested in watching the live simulcast, please contact internationalmissions at immanuel dash baptist dot net or talk to Jaden before April 15th. The cost will be $10/person which pays for the simulcast and the corresponding study guide. The number of people who respond will determine where we it will be hosted.

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PRELUDE – “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 1:3-6

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,

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,

that we should be holy and blameless before him.

In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ,

according to the purpose of his will,

to the praise of his glorious grace,

with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Matthew 3:17

This is my beloved Son,

with whom I am well pleased.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – from the Belgic Confession, Articles 20-21

LEADER:

What do you believe about the work of God?

EVERYONE:

We believe that God –

who is perfectly merciful and also very just –

sent his Son to assume the nature

in which the disobedience had been committed,

in order to bear in it the punishment of sin

by his most bitter passion and death.

LEADER:

And what do you believe about the work of Jesus Christ?

EVERYONE:

We believe that Jesus Christ presented himself

in our name before his Father,

to appease his wrath

with full satisfaction

by offering himself on the tree of the cross

and pouring out his precious blood

for the cleansing of our sins,

as the prophets had predicted.

LEADER:

Why did he endure all this?

EVERYONE:

He endured all this

for the forgiveness of our sins.

LEADER:

What comfort does this give you?

EVERYONE:

We find all comforts in his wounds

and have no need to seek or invent any other means

to reconcile ourselves with God

than this one and only sacrifice,

once made,

which renders believers perfect forever.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 11:1-11

SERMON – “Out of Egypt I Called My Son”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Storehouse” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE – “Entitlement” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

praise him in the heights!

Praise him, all his angels;

praise him, all his hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, all you shining stars!

Praise him, you highest heavens,

and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord!

For he commanded and they were created.

And he established them forever and ever;

he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

you great sea creatures and all deeps,

fire and hail, snow and mist,

stormy wind fulfilling his word!

Mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars!

Beasts and all livestock,

creeping things and flying birds!

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

princes and all rulers of the earth!

Young men and maidens together,

old men and children!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his majesty is above earth and heaven.

He has raised up a horn for his people,

praise for all his saints,

for the people of Israel who are near to him.

Praise the Lord!

Song –

No Other Name” by Doug Engquist, Freddy Rodriguez, and Laurie Engquist

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,

but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Acts 10:43

To [Jesus] all the prophets bear witness

that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins

through his name.

Song –

Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 10:1-15

SERMON – “Luxury and Power”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook

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

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Sandra McCracken

PRELUDE – “French Suit No. 5, First Movement” by J.S. Bach

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 12:18-29

For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken – that is, things that have been made – in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Song –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 25:11

EVERYONE:

For your name’s sake, O Lord,

pardon my guilt, for it is great.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18-19 (NIV)

Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives the transgression

of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.

You will again have compassion on us;

you will tread our sins underfoot

and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 9:1-17

SERMON – “Rejoice Not”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Joy” by Page CXVI

PRELUDE – “You Alone Are God (feat. Chris Cobbins)” by Shai Linne

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:1-5

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Song –

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” 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 Jesus Christ, 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 – Hebrews 8:12

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,

and I will remember their sins no more.

Song –

Worthy Worthy” by Jacob Sooter and Mia Fieldes

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 8:1-14

SERMON – “A Transgressed Covenant”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

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

OFFERING

Song –

Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TESTIMONY

POSTLUDE – “Forever” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE – “Jesus Is My Rock” by Gerald Thompson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 68:4-6

Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;

his name is the Lord;

exult before him!

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows

is God in his holy habitation.

God settles the solitary in a home;

he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,

but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Song –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 1:26-27

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart,

this person’s religion is worthless.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this:

to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,

and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-14

The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame;

he remembers that we are dust.

Song –

Mighty to Save” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Mark 6:30-44

SERMON – “Learning the Ways of Compassion”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townsend

OFFERING

Song –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TESTIMONY

POSTLUDE – “Upon a Life (feat. Sandra McCracken)” by Indelible Grace

PRELUDE – “Beautiful Eulogy” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

praise him in the heights!

Praise him, all his angels;

praise him, all his hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, all you shining stars!

Praise him, you highest heavens,

and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord!

For he commanded and they were created.

And he established them forever and ever;

he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

you great sea creatures and all deeps,

fire and hail, snow and mist,

stormy wind fulfilling his word!

Mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars!

Beasts and all livestock,

creeping things and flying birds!

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

princes and all rulers of the earth!

Young men and maidens together,

old men and children!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his majesty is above earth and heaven.

He has raised up a horn for his people,

praise for all his saints,

for the people of Israel who are near to him.

Praise the Lord!

Song –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 John 1:8

If we say we have no sin,

we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Song –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 7:1-16

SERMON – “Returning Upward”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” by Indelible Grace Music

PRELUDE – “Have Your Way” by Dietrick Haddon

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 97

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;

let the many coastlands be glad!

Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;

righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Fire goes before him

and burns up his adversaries all around.

His lightnings light up the world;

the earth sees and trembles.

The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,

before the Lord of all the earth.

The heavens proclaim his righteousness,

and all the peoples see his glory.

All worshipers of images are put to shame,

who make their boast in worthless idols;

worship him, all you gods!

Zion hears and is glad,

and the daughters of Judah rejoice,

because of your judgments, O Lord.

For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;

you are exalted far above all gods.

O you who love the Lord, hate evil!

He preserves the lives of his saints;

he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Light is sown for the righteous,

and joy for the upright in heart.

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,

and give thanks to his holy name!

Song –

Indescribable” by Jesse Reeves and Laura Story

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Song –

Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

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.

Amen.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 6:1-11

SERMON – “Healing”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

All Who Are Thirsty” by Brenton Brown

OFFERING

Song –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, and John Thomas Grape

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

TESTIMONY

POSTLUDE – “Multiplied” by NEEDTOBREATHE

PRELUDE – “Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful” by Keith Green

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – John 6:35, 7:37

I am the bread of life;

whoever comes to me shall not hunger,

and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves,

and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then I will hear from heaven

and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 5:1-15

SERMON – “Acknowledging Guilt and Seeking God’s Face”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

The Wonderful Cross” by Chris Tomlin, Isaac Watts, J. D. Walt, Jesse Reeves, and Lowell Mason

OFFERING

Song –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Loyal” by Lauren Daigle

PRELUDE – “Hosea” by Andrew Peterson

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,

teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE:

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 4:1-19

SERMON – “Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

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

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “She Waits” by The Gray Havens

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