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PRELUDE – “Romans 11” by Streetlights Bible


I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless you

and praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another,

and shall declare your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,

and I will declare your greatness.

They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Psalm 51:1-4


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.

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:3-7

We all once lived in the passions of our flesh,

carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,

and were by nature children of wrath,

like the rest of mankind.

But God, being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ—

by grace you have been saved—

and raised us up with him

and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that in the coming ages

he might show the immeasurable riches

of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Song –

Mighty to Save” by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan



SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:25-32

SERMON – “Mercy”


Songs –

I Stand in Awe” by Mark Altrogge

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman


Song –

And Can It Be?” by Charles Wesley


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

PRELUDE – “In Tenderness” by Citizens

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 12:25-29

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking.

For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth,

much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.

At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised,

“Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”

This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken –

that is, things that have been made –

in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,

and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship,

with reverence and awe,

for our God is a consuming fire.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin



Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Song –

Cornerstone” by Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, and William Batchelder Bradbury

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.

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 –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:7-24

SERMON – “The Kindness and Severity of God”


Songs –

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel



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


POSTLUDE – “To God All Praise and Glory” by The Sing Team

PRELUDE – “No Shame” by Psallos


Oh sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;

tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples!

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;

he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,

but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him;

strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!

Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;

he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;

let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

let the field exult, and everything in it!

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy

before the Lord, for he comes,

for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness,

and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Song –

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


All of us have become like one who is unclean,

and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Colossians 2:13-14

You, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,

God made alive together with [Christ],

having forgiven us all our trespasses,

by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.

This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Song –

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



SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 11:1-10

SERMON – “A Remnant Chosen By Grace”


Songs –

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

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin


Song –

Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue


POSTLUDE – “Supreme” by Shai Linne (feat. Beautiful Eulogy)

There are a few people that are planning to read through and discuss Let The Nations Be Glad by John Piper starting this Saturday (6/16). If you are interested in joining in (even if you aren’t able to make it this Saturday) please email Jonathan M.

Here are the details for the upcoming meeting:

Saturday at 7:00 AM at Do-Rite Donuts (181 N. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607)

Reading Intro through Chapter

PRELUDE – “Romans 10” by Streetlights Bible


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.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.

Today, if you hear his voice,

do not harden your hearts.

Song –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

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!


Truly, truly, I say to you,

whoever hears my word

and believes him who sent me

has eternal life.

He does not come into judgment,

but has passed from death to life.

Song –

No Sweeter Name” by Kari Jobe



Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 10:5-21

SERMON – “Faith Comes From Hearing”


Songs –

Just As I Am” by Charlotte Elliott and William Batchelder Bradbury

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper


Song –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan


POSTLUDE – “Softly and Tenderly” by Fernando Ortega