PRELUDE – “Oh Our Lord” by Paul Baloche


Behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind,

and declares to man what is his thought,

who makes the morning darkness,

and treads on the heights of the earth—

the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – The Book of Common Prayer

Most 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;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in Your will,

and walk in Your ways,

to the glory of Your Name.



There is therefore now no condemnation

for those who are in Christ Jesus.

For the law of the Spirit of life

has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.

By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,

he condemned sin in the flesh,

in order that the righteous requirement of the law

might be fulfilled in us,

who walk not according to the flesh

but according to the Spirit.

Songs –

No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson

Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend


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?

As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

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.



What is baptism?

Baptism is the washing with water

in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 20:1-20

SERMON – “Holy War”


Songs –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Thank You for the Blood” by Matt Redman


Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther



POSTLUDE – “We Are United” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

There are a couple events coming up that IBCers will be attending and wanted to invite the whole church along. These would be good ways to continue the conversation about race that we started at the Retreat and the last Table Talk.

THIS Thursday (10/27) some people from the West Pilsen Small Group are going to a conversation hosted by two hip hop artists – Propaganda and Sho Baraka – on compassion, unity, race, faith, and the church. Check it out here and let Jonathan know ASAP if you’re interested in going with.

Next March 16-18 there is a conference in Atlanta called Just Gospel that will explore whether the biblical gospel has anything to say about biblical justice in the face of continuing social problems. Let Randle know if you’re interested. His family is going down and would love others to join.

IBC Women,

We will be having a Women’s Retreat on November 12th in Wheeling, IL. The retreat will start at 8:30 AM with a crepe bar breakfast (!) so you don’t want to be late🙂. Come enjoy a day of worship, prayer, fellowship, and discussions on how to practice discipleship in our everyday lives! The suggested donation will be $10 a person but don’t let that keep you from coming! All women are welcome. RSVP to koinonia at immanuel dash baptist dot net ASAP if you have not already. Hope to see you there!

PRELUDE – “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Papa



God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.


Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah


There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.


The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah


Come, behold the works of the Lord,

how he has brought desolations on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the chariots with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”


The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Song –

A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 130:3-4

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,

O Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness,

that you may be feared.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel


There is therefore now no condemnation

for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Song –

Cornerstone” by Hillsong



What are the sacraments or ordinances?

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 19:1-21

SERMON – “Fleeing to a Place of Refuge”


Songs –

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

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady


Song –

Your Great Name” by Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale



POSTLUDE – “Nothing But the Blood” by Shai Linne

The third Sunday of every month is Table Talk and that means free lunch for everyone!

And every third Table Talk has an optional seminar tagged on at the end. We’ve covered such topics as “Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?” and “Transgenderism.”

This Sunday Randle will be leading a session on “The Black Lives Matter Movement!”

Definitely plan to stick around for food after the service. And if you can, stay for the seminar.

PRELUDE – “The Word of God” by Timothy Brindle

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 –

Come, Let Us Worship” by Maranatha

CONFESSION OF SIN – Daniel 9:4-11, 19

O Lord, the great and awesome God,

who keeps covenant and steadfast love

with those who love him and keep his commandments,

we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled,

turning aside from your commandments and rules.

We have not listened to your servants the prophets,

who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers,

and to all the people of the land.

To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness,

but to us open shame, as at this day,

to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel,

those who are near and those who are far away,

in all the lands to which you have driven them,

because of the treachery that they have committed against you.

To us, O Lord, belongs open shame,

to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers,

because we have sinned against you.

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness,

for we have rebelled against him

and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws,

which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside,

refusing to obey your voice.

And the curse and oath that are written

in the Law of Moses the servant of God

have been poured out upon us,

because we have sinned against him.


O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:10, 9

If we say we have not sinned,

we make God a liar,

and his word is not in us.

But if we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Songs –

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

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith, Article 1


We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired,

and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction;

that it has God for its author,

salvation for its end,

and truth without any mixture of error for its matter;

that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us;

and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world,

the true center of Christian union,

and the supreme standard

by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.



How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

With diligence, preparation, and prayer;

so that we may accept it with faith,

and practice it in our lives.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:12 – 4:4

SERMON – “The Word of God”


Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

I’m Forever Grateful” by Mark Altrogge


Song –

On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” by Edward Mote



POSTLUDE – “Flourishing” by Sandra McCracken

PRELUDE – “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” by Bart Millard

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100:1-3a

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament

were given by inspiration of God,

and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule

of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.

The Abstract of Principles (1858)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.

Song –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN – Adapted from John Knox’s Liturgy of 1560


Almighty God, we are unworthy to come into your presence, because of our many sins.


We do not deserve any grace or mercy from you, if you dealt with us as we deserve.


We have sinned against you, O Lord, and we have offended you.


And yet, O Lord, as we acknowledge our sins and offenses,

so also do we acknowledge you to be a merciful God,

a loving and favorable Father,

to all who turn to you.


And so we humbly ask you, for the sake of Christ your son,

to show mercy to us, and forgive us all our offenses.


Forgive the sins of our youth, and the sins of our old age.


By your Spirit, O God, take possession of our hearts,


so that, not only the actions of our life,

but also the words of our mouths,

and the smallest thought of our minds,

may be guided and governed by you.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be all honor and glory,

now and forever.


Song –

Gloria Patri

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 18:30-31

As for God, his way is perfect:

The Lord’s word is flawless;

he shields all who take refuge in him.

For who is God besides the Lord?

And who is the Rock except our God?

Songs –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

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



How is the Word of God to be read and heard?

With diligence, preparation, and prayer;

so that we may accept it with faith,

and practice it in our lives.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 18:9-22

SERMON – “The Prophet”


Songs –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton


Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “Prophet, Priest, and King” by Smalltown Poets

PRELUDE – “O the Blood” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest

who has passed through the heavens,

Jesus, the Son of God,

let us hold fast our confession.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable

to sympathize with our weaknesses,

but one who in every respect

has been tempted as we are,

yet without sin.

Let us then with confidence

draw near to the throne of grace,

that we may receive mercy

and find grace to help in time of need.

Song –

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge


Song –

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

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-23

Therefore, brothers,

since we have confidence to enter the holy places

by the blood of Jesus,

by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain,

that is, through his flesh,

and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

Song –

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



What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 18:1-8

SERMON – “The Priest”


Songs –

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

O My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister


Song –

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue



POSTLUDE – “Arise My Soul Arise” by Indelible Grace

PRELUDE – “Song of Moses” by Aaron Keyes


Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God,

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge


I hate, I despise your feasts,

and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,

I will not look upon them.

Take away from me the noise of your songs;

to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

But let justice roll down like waters,

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 3:21-26

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested

apart from the law,

although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—

the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ

for all who believe.

For there is no distinction:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

and 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,

to be received by faith.

This was to show God’s righteousness,

because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

It was to show his righteousness at the present time,

so that he might be just

and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Songs –

Man of Sorrows” by Philip Paul Bliss

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote



What should we pray?

The whole Word of God directs us in what we should pray.

Song –

We Fall Down” by Chris Tomlin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 16:18 – 17:20

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, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell

and on the third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty.

From thence he shall 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.


SERMON – “The King”


Songs –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

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


Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE – “You Reign” by William Murphey

PRELUDE – “Brethren, We Have Met To Worship” by Bart Millard


On the last day of the feast,

the great day,

Jesus stood up and cried out,

“If anyone thirsts,

let him come to me and drink.

Whoever believes in me,

as the Scripture has said,

‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Song –

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” by Edward Perronet, John Rippon, and Oliver Holden

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:12-13

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

My people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

broken cisterns that can hold no water.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 5:7


our Passover lamb,

has been sacrificed.

Songs –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham



With what attitude should we pray?

With love, perseverance, and gratefulness.

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 16:1-17

SERMON – “Why God Commanded the Feasts”


Questions 102-104 from The Baptist Catechism (1693)


What is the Lord’s Supper?


The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament,

instituted by Jesus Christ;

wherein by giving and receiving bread and wine,

according to His appointment,

His death is shown forth,

and the worthy receivers are,

not after a corporal and carnal manner,

but by faith,

made partakers of His body and blood,

with all His benefits,

to their spiritual nourishment

and growth in grace.


Who are the proper subjects of this ordinance?


They who have been baptized

upon a personal profession of their faith in Jesus Christ,

and repentance from dead works.


What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?


It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper,

that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body,

of their faith to feed upon Him,

of their repentance, love, and new obedience,

lest coming unworthily they eat and drink judgment to themselves.

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote and William Batchelder Bradbury


Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin



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

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