PRELUDE – “Immortal Invisible God Only Wise” by Walter Chalmers Smith

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 12:18-29

You have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Songs –

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

CONFESSION OF SIN –

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call upon him while he is near;

let the wicked forsake his way,

and the unrighteous man his thoughts;

let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,

and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q22

Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

That in human nature

he might on our behalf

perfectly obey the whole law

and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 4:9-31

SERMON – “Keeping Your Soul Diligently”

LORD’S TABLE

Song –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

OFFERING

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Ascend the Hill

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “No One Higher” by Heath Balltzglier, Seth Condrey, and Steve Fee