PRELUDE – “Oh Our Lord” by Paul Baloche
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Amos 4:13
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!
“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.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:1-4
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.
“No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson
“Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend
FURTHER ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:31-39
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 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.
CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 44
What is baptism?
Baptism is the washing with water
in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
“O Great God” by Bob Kauflin
SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 20:1-20
SERMON – “Holy War”
“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
“Thank You for the Blood” by Matt Redman
“A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther
POSTLUDE – “We Are United” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir