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PRELUDE – “Satisfied in You” by The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 146

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

I will praise the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.

Put not your trust in princes,

in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;

on that very day his plans perish.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

who made heaven and earth,

the sea, and all that is in them,

who keeps faith forever;

who executes justice for the oppressed,

who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;

the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;

the Lord loves the righteous.

The Lord watches over the sojourners;

he upholds the widow and the fatherless,

but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The Lord will reign forever,

your God, O Zion, to all generations.

Praise the Lord!

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – 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.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

LEADER:

What then shall we say to these things?

If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all,

how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?

It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn?

Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—

who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

EVERYONE:

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,

nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Song –

O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q32

What do justification and sanctification mean?

Justification means our declared righteousness before God.

Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Song –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 13

SERMON – “Run to Hope”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

Cornerstone” by Hillsong

OFFERING

Song –

Rejoice” by Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Psalm 13” by Shane & Shane

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PRELUDE – “That Ain’t Nothin” by Fred Hammond

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 45:18-22

For thus says the Lord,

who created the heavens

(he is God!),

who formed the earth and made it

(he established it;

he did not create it empty,

he formed it to be inhabited!):

“I am the Lord, and there is no other.

I did not speak in secret,

in a land of darkness;

I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,

‘Seek me in vain.’

I the Lord speak the truth;

I declare what is right.

“Assemble yourselves and come;

draw near together,

you survivors of the nations!

They have no knowledge

who carry about their wooden idols,

and keep on praying to a god

that cannot save.

Declare and present your case;

let them take counsel together!

Who told this long ago?

Who declared it of old?

Was it not I, the Lord?

And there is no other god besides me,

a righteous God and a Savior;

there is none besides me.

“Turn to me and be saved,

all the ends of the earth!

For I am God, and there is no other.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things,

and desperately sick;

who can understand it?

I the Lord search the heart

and test the mind.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,

so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q31

What do we believe by true faith?

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, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from there he will 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.

Song –

Be Thou My Vision” by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 3:21-31

SERMON – “Nothing to Boast About”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

All I Have is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “He Came to Die” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 5:11-13

Then I looked,

and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders

the voice of many angels,

numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,

saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,

to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might

and honor and glory and blessing!”

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth

and under the earth and in the sea,

and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb

be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

Song –

Worthy is the Lamb” by Darlene Zschech

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 3:23

All have sinned

and fall short of the glory of God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 3:24

[You] 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.

Song –

One Thing Remains” by Brian Johnson, Christa Black Gifford, Jeremy Riddle

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q30

What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Receiving and resting

on him alone

for salvation

as he is offered to us

in the gospel.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 3:21-26

SERMON – “The Just Justifier”

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Heidelberg Catechism (1563), Q. 60

How are you righteous before God?

Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.

Although my conscience accuses me

that I have grievously sinned against all God’s commandments,

have never kept any of them,

and am still inclined to all evil,

yet God, without any merit of my own, out of mere grace,

imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ.

He grants these to me

as if I had never had nor committed any sin,

and as if I had accomplished all the obedience

which Christ has rendered for me,

if only I accept this gift with a believing heart.

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

Amazing Grace” by John Newton

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Cross (3 Hours)” by Shai Linne

Happy Labor Day and the official end of summer!!

Small Groups are re-launching this week. Small Groups at Immanuel are a way to have a mid-week check-in, share life, prayer requests, and study Scripture. Most eat a meal together. This year we’ll all be going through the OT book of 1 Samuel.

If you haven’t joined a Small Group yet, here are the offerings:

TUESDAYS:

Small Group at the Hills’ @ 7:00 PM | westpilsen@immanuel-baptist.net

WEDNESDAYS:

Small Group at the Carters’ @ 6:30 PM | eastpilsen@immanuel-baptist.net

Small Group at the Sapthavees’ @ 6:30 PM | universityvillage@immanuel-baptist.net

THURSDAYS:

Small Group at the Engs’ @ 6:30 PM | logansquare@immanuel-baptist.net

Small Group at Christian & Rosario’s @ 7:00 PM | littleitaly@immanuel-baptist.net

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