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PRELUDE – “O the Blood” by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 4:14-16

Since then we have a great high priest

who has passed through the heavens,

Jesus, the Son of God,

let us hold fast our confession.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable

to sympathize with our weaknesses,

but one who in every respect

has been tempted as we are,

yet without sin.

Let us then with confidence

draw near to the throne of grace,

that we may receive mercy

and find grace to help in time of need.

Song –

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge


Song –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-23

Therefore, brothers,

since we have confidence to enter the holy places

by the blood of Jesus,

by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain,

that is, through his flesh,

and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

Song –

Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook



What is the Lord’s Prayer?

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 18:1-8

SERMON – “The Priest”


Songs –

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

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


Song –

It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue



POSTLUDE – “Arise My Soul Arise” by Indelible Grace

PRELUDE – “Song of Moses” by Aaron Keyes


Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God,

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge


I hate, I despise your feasts,

and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,

I will not accept them;

and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,

I will not look upon them.

Take away from me the noise of your songs;

to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

But let justice roll down like waters,

and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 3:21-26

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested

apart from the law,

although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—

the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ

for all who believe.

For there is no distinction:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

and are justified by his grace as a gift,

through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood,

to be received by faith.

This was to show God’s righteousness,

because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

It was to show his righteousness at the present time,

so that he might be just

and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Songs –

Man of Sorrows” by Philip Paul Bliss

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote



What should we pray?

The whole Word of God directs us in what we should pray.

Song –

We Fall Down” by Chris Tomlin

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 16:18 – 17:20

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ 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.


SERMON – “The King”


Songs –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges


Song –

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote



POSTLUDE – “You Reign” by William Murphey

PRELUDE – “Brethren, We Have Met To Worship” by Bart Millard


On the last day of the feast,

the great day,

Jesus stood up and cried out,

“If anyone thirsts,

let him come to me and drink.

Whoever believes in me,

as the Scripture has said,

‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 2:12-13

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;

be shocked, be utterly desolate,

declares the Lord,

My people have committed two evils:

they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living waters,

and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

broken cisterns that can hold no water.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 5:7


our Passover lamb,

has been sacrificed.

Songs –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham



With what attitude should we pray?

With love, perseverance, and gratefulness.

Song –

Be the Center” by Michael Frye

SCRIPTURE READING – Deuteronomy 16:1-17

SERMON – “Why God Commanded the Feasts”


Questions 102-104 from The Baptist Catechism (1693)


What is the Lord’s Supper?


The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament,

instituted by Jesus Christ;

wherein by giving and receiving bread and wine,

according to His appointment,

His death is shown forth,

and the worthy receivers are,

not after a corporal and carnal manner,

but by faith,

made partakers of His body and blood,

with all His benefits,

to their spiritual nourishment

and growth in grace.


Who are the proper subjects of this ordinance?


They who have been baptized

upon a personal profession of their faith in Jesus Christ,

and repentance from dead works.


What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper?


It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper,

that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord’s body,

of their faith to feed upon Him,

of their repentance, love, and new obedience,

lest coming unworthily they eat and drink judgment to themselves.

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote and William Batchelder Bradbury


Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Sandra McCracken

This Sunday is the second Sunday of September. You know what that means – volleyball at Arrigo Park at 4:00 PM!

Don’t forget that this Sunday we will be worshipping together with Greater Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church at their building (1421 W. Washburne; adjacent to our building to the southeast). The service starts at 11:00 AM. We will be staffing the childcare during the service. Sunday School will be happening normally at 10:00 AM at The Meeting Place.

Periodically we have Families in the City events to encourage and equip those raising kids in our great city. Our next event will be on Friday, September 16th, at 6:30 PM at The Meeting Place. We will be done by 8:00 PM.

Dinner will be served and then there will be popcorn and a screening of a new animated film based on the children’s book – The Biggest Story. You can check out a trailer here.

Please RSVP so we know approximately how much food to order. And please invite other families that might enjoy this film!