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PRELUDE – “What Shall We Say? pt. 3” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 135:1-6

LEADER:

Praise the Lord!

Praise the name of the Lord,

give praise, O servants of the Lord,

who stand in the house of the Lord,

in the courts of the house of our God!

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;

sing to his name, for it is pleasant!

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel as his own possession.

EVERYONE:

For I know that the Lord is great,

and that our Lord is above all gods.

Whatever the Lord pleases, he does,

in heaven and on earth,

in the seas and all deeps.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 57:15

Thus says the One who is high and lifted up,

who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:

“I dwell in the high and holy place,

and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly,

and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8,10-12

The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us

[through Christ’s death].

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith (1833), Article 9, “Of God’s Purpose Of Grace”

We believe that Election is the eternal purpose of God,

according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners;

that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man,

it comprehends all the means in connection with the end;

that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness,

being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable;

that it utterly excludes boasting,

and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God,

and active imitation of his free mercy;

that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree;

that it may be ascertained by its effects in all who truly believe the Gospel;

that it is the foundation of Christian assurance;

and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves

demands and deserves the utmost diligence.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 9:14-18

SERMON – “Objections to Unconditional Election: Part 1”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

Jesus, My Only Hope” by Mark Altrogge

OFFERING

Song –

Lord Most High” by Don Harris and Gary Sadler

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Sovereign” by Beautiful Eulogy

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Hey IBC!

I hope that those of you that were able to attend the Table Talk two Sundays ago and the session afterwards were able to learn and think critically about how to address the issues of sex trafficking as believers.

If you’re interested in doing some further research on your own, here are some good organizations and sites to look at:

· United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (TIP Report)

· Shared Hope International

· Polaris Project

· A21 Campaign

Also, here are the numbers that were mentioned on Sunday to call if you witness a possible trafficking victim:

· 911 or local law enforcemen

· National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST

· National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-877-3737-888 or text: befree

And here are some local organizations right here in our city:

· Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)

· New Name Ministries

· Naomi’s House

· Chicago’s Dream Center

· Traffick Free

· The Dreamcatcher Foundation

Thanks again for participating in this discussion and praying about what your role might be in addressing this issue!

PRELUDE – “Romans 9” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-3

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

whom he has redeemed from trouble

and gathered in from the lands,

from the east and from the west,

from the north and from the south.

Song –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – Matthew 3:5-10

Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to [John the Baptist]and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 6:37-40

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Song –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 9:1-13

SERMON – “Unconditional Election”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Louisa M. R. Stead and William James Kirkpatrick

OFFERING

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Election” by Shai Linne

The third Sunday of every month always means an all-church meal together after our worship service.

But every third Table Talk also has an additional special treat added on. This Sunday Kiersten will be helping us understand the issue of human trafficking and how God is at work bringing hope.

Plan to stick around for food and consider staying for the seminar!

PRELUDE – “James 1” by Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Micah 6:6-8

With what shall I come before the Lord,

and bow myself before God on high?

Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,

with calves a year old?

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,

with ten thousands of rivers of oil?

Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,

the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

He has told you, O man, what is good;

and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

and to walk humbly with your God?

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Lamentations 3:40-42a

LEADER:

Let us test and examine our ways,

and return to the Lord!

Let us lift up our hearts and hands

to God in heaven:

EVERYONE:

“We have transgressed and rebelled.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18-20

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.

You will show faithfulness to Jacob

and steadfast love to Abraham,

as you have sworn to our fathers

from the days of old.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Deuteronomy 11:1

You shall therefore love the LORD your God

and keep his charge, his statutes

his rules, and his commandments always.

Song –

Behold the Risen Christ” by The Village Church

SCRIPTURE READING – James 1:1

SERMON – “James: The Servant of God”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Jesus at the Center” by Adam Ranney, Israel Houghton, and Micah Massey

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

OFFERING

Song –

You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)” by Marc Imboden and Tammi Rhoton

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Lord Prepare Me” by West Angeles C. O. G. I. C. Mass Choir

PRELUDE – “Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

that your way may be known on earth,

your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us;

let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Song –

No Other Name” by Doug Engquist, Freddy Rodriguez, Laurie Engquist

CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Galatians 3:13, Isaiah 53:8

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law

by becoming a curse for us –

for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.”

By oppression and judgment he was taken away;

and as for his generation, who considered

that he was cut off out of the land of the living,

stricken for the transgression of my people?

Song –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made,

and behold, it was very good.

Song –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 9:1-5

SERMON – “Paul’s Kinsmen According to the Flesh”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

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

OFFERING

Song –

Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Tell the World” by LeCrae

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