PRELUDE – “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 1:3-6

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has blessed us in Christ

with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,

that we should be holy and blameless before him.

In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ,

according to the purpose of his will,

to the praise of his glorious grace,

with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Matthew 3:17

This is my beloved Son,

with whom I am well pleased.

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – from the Belgic Confession, Articles 20-21

LEADER:

What do you believe about the work of God?

EVERYONE:

We believe that God –

who is perfectly merciful and also very just –

sent his Son to assume the nature

in which the disobedience had been committed,

in order to bear in it the punishment of sin

by his most bitter passion and death.

LEADER:

And what do you believe about the work of Jesus Christ?

EVERYONE:

We believe that Jesus Christ presented himself

in our name before his Father,

to appease his wrath

with full satisfaction

by offering himself on the tree of the cross

and pouring out his precious blood

for the cleansing of our sins,

as the prophets had predicted.

LEADER:

Why did he endure all this?

EVERYONE:

He endured all this

for the forgiveness of our sins.

LEADER:

What comfort does this give you?

EVERYONE:

We find all comforts in his wounds

and have no need to seek or invent any other means

to reconcile ourselves with God

than this one and only sacrifice,

once made,

which renders believers perfect forever.

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE READING – Hosea 11:1-11

SERMON – “Out of Egypt I Called My Son”

THE LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

How Deep the Father’s Love” by Stuart Townend

The Love of God” by Frederick Martin Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai

OFFERING

Song –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Storehouse” by The Gray Havens

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