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PRELUDE – “Oh Our Lord” by Paul Baloche

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 81:6-10, 1

I relieved your shoulder of the burden;

your hands were freed from the basket.

In distress you called, and I delivered you;

I answered you in the secret place of thunder;

I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

Hear, O my people, while I admonish you!

O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

There shall be no strange god among you;

you shall not bow down to a foreign god.

I am the Lord your God,

who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Sing aloud to God our strength;

shout for joy to the God of Jacob!

Song –

Holy Is the Lord” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 81:11 and 51:1-4

But my people did not listen to my voice;

Israel would not submit to me

Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from The Book of Common Worship

While it is true that we have sinned,

it is a greater truth that we are forgiven

through God’s love in Jesus Christ.

To all who humbly seek the mercy of God,

in Jesus Christ your sin is forgiven.

Thanks be to God.

Songs –

Be Unto Your Name” by Sadler and DeShazo

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech



Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.



What else does Christ death redeem?

Every part of fallen creation.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 5:6-15

SERMON – “The Vertical Commandments”


Songs –

Hallelujah What a Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve and Vikki Cook


Song –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “We Lift Your Name” by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

This Saturday at 11:00 AM a few people will be going out and having gospel conversations around the ABLA homes. If you’re interested in joining, contact John.

PRELUDE – “The Voice of the Lord” by Dustin Kensrue


Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

the God of glory thunders,

the Lord, over many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,

and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth

and strips the forests bare,

and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;

the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

May the Lord give strength to his people!

May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Song –

All People That On Earth Do Dwell

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 66:2b

This is the one to whom I will look:

he who is humble and contrite in spirit

and trembles at my word.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 66:5a, Matthew 9:2

Hear the word of the Lord,

you who tremble at his word:

On account of your faith in Jesus

Take heart… your sins are forgiven.

Songs –

Worthy” by Matt Redman

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of Heaven and Earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

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. Amen.



Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?


because Christ’s death on the cross

fully paid the penalty for our sin,

God will remember our sins

no more.

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 4:44 – 5:5

SERMON – “Covenant Renewal”


Songs –

O My Soul, Arise” by Charles Wesley and Eric McAllister

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank


Song –

You Are Holy” by Marc Imboden and Tammi Rhoton



POSTLUDE – “Arise My Soul, Arise” by Indelible Grace

This Sunday is Table Talk Sunday. So free lunch. Plus, there is an optional seminar added on. Stick around and discuss how Christians should think about and engage with media.

PRELUDE – “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobb


I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;

before the gods I sing your praise;

I bow down toward your holy temple

and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,

for you have exalted above all things

your name and your word.

On the day I called, you answered me;

my strength of soul you increased.

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,

for they have heard the words of your mouth,

and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,

for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,

but the haughty he knows from afar.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart!

Try me and know my thoughts!

And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!


If we say we have no sin,

we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Songs –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, Michael Bleecker

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



Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Christ died willingly

in our place

to deliver us from the power

and penalty of sin

and bring us back to God.

Song –

Spirit of the Living God” by Daniel Iverson

SCRIPTURE READING – Galatians 5:16-26

SERMON – “Walking in the Spirit”


Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

Thank You for the Blood” by Matt Redman


Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “There Is No Condemnation” by Jeff Larson

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


Praise the Lord!

Praise, O servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

Blessed be the name of the Lord

from this time forth and forevermore!

From the rising of the sun to its setting,

the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The Lord is high above all nations,

and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God,

who is seated on high,

who looks far down

on the heavens and the earth?

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession Article 2

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God,

an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH,

the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth;

inexpressibly glorious in holiness,

and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love;

that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

equal in every divine perfection

and executing distinct but harmonious offices

in the great work of redemption.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 43:11

I, I am the Lord,

and besides me there is no savior.

Song –

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo


Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

and passing over transgression

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

He will again have compassion on us;

he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman



Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

That because of his divine nature

his obedience and suffering

would be perfect and effective.

Song –

Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, and Matt Redman

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 4:32-43

SERMON – “There Is No Other”


Song –

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, John Thomas Grape


Song –

Forever” by Chris Tomlin



POSTLUDE – “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons & Daughters

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