PRELUDE – “Song of Moses” by Aaron Keyes
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-5
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.
“Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge
LAMENT & CONFESSION OF SIN – Amos 5:21-24
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.
“Man of Sorrows” by Philip Paul Bliss
“You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote
CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 40
What should we pray?
The whole Word of God directs us in what we should pray.
“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,
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”
“But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler
“Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges
“Sing to the King” by Billy Foote
POSTLUDE – “You Reign” by William Murphey