PRELUDE – “Soon and Very Soon” by Andrae Crouch


Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester


God, our fears and prejudices run deep. Sometimes we can only see our own point of view. We stick with those who are like us, rarely venturing outside our comfort zones. We do not hear those crying for justice and true peace. We blame those who are suffering and in need, instead of standing by them. We deny the power of your gospel to unite us with those who are different from us. Lord, give us eyes to see and ears to hear. Open us to new possibilities of life for your church.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Ephesians 2:12-16

Remember that at one time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. And he has destroyed the barriers, the dividing wall of hostility between people, his purpose being to create in himself one new man out of the different races, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile all of us to God through the cross.

Songs –

Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

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


CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q 27 & 28

Song –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – Numbers 22:41 – 24:25

SERMON – “Balaam’s Oracles”


Songs –

Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech


Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE – “Te Amo” by Israel Houghton