PRELUDE – “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 89:5-6

Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,

your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!

For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?

Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,

SONG –

Build My Life” by Housefires

CONFESSION OF SIN – Question 17 New City Catechism

“From the New City Catechism. Please by reading aloud the bolded answer to the catechism question.”

Q. What Is Idolatry?

A. Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator 

for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

“In spite of our confession of faith, too often we Christians are guilty of turning towards money, sex, or power for our source of comfort, stability, and hope. Let’s take a moment to repent of our idolatry and ask the Lord to forgive us and remind us that He alone is our only source of comfort and hope.“

[Moment of Silence]

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Titus 3:4-7

Hear this Assurance of Pardon from Titus 3:4-7

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 

he saved us,

 not because of works done by us in righteousness, 

but according to his own mercy, 

by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 

whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 

so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs 

according to the hope of eternal life.

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH—Nicene Creed

[Read Together]

We believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

begotten from the Father before all ages,

God from God,

Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made;

of the same essence as the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven;

he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,

and was made human.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried.

The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again with glory

to judge the living and the dead.

His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life.

He proceeds from the Father and the Son,

and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.

He spoke through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,

and to life in the world to come.

Amen.

PRAYER Be Seated

SCRIPTURE READING – Zechariah 13:2-9 Please stand for the reading of God’s Word.

SERMON – “A Time of Testing”

SONG –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

LORD’S TABLE – 

SONG— 

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE—“Chains Hit The Ground” by Leeland