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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