Praise the LORD.

Sing to the LORD a new song,

his praise in the assembly of the saints.

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;

let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

Let them praise his name with dancing

and make music to him with tambourine and harp.

For the LORD takes delight in his people;

he crowns the humble with salvation.

Song –

Oh For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” by Carl Gotthelf Glaser, Charles Wesley, David Crowder, Jack Parker

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 3:2, 5-12

We all stumble in many ways.

If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man,

able to keep his whole body in check.

The tongue is a small part of the body,

but it makes great boasts.

Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

The tongue also is a fire,

a world of evil among the parts of the body.

It corrupts the whole person,

sets the whole course of his life on fire,

and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea

are being tamed and have been tamed by man,

but no man can tame the tongue.

It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father,

and with it we curse men,

who have been made in God’s likeness

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.

My brothers, this should not be.

Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?

My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?

Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:9 and Isaiah 6:7

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just

and will forgive us our sins

and purify us from all unrighteousness.

See, your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.

Songs –

How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman



Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself?

No, only the blood of Christ can cleanse us from sin.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Peter 2:13-17

SERMON – “Submitting to Government Authorities”


Songs –

Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie Giglio

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley


Song –

Thank You for the Blood” by Matt Redman