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PRELUDE – 

“Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 117:1-2

Praise the LORD, all the nations!

Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love towards us, 

And the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. 

Praise the LORD!

SONG –

   “Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

CONFESSION OF SIN 

(please pray aloud)

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred 

and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought not to have done. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Spare those who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent, 

according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, 

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life 

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

SONG –

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

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:11-14

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, 

so great is his love for those who fear him; 

as far as the east is from the west, 

so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 

As a father has compassion on his children, 

so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 

for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

SONG –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

PRAYER

(please be seated for prayer)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Heidelberg QA 1

Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?

A. That I am not my own,

but belong with body and soul,

both in life and in death,

to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins

with his precious blood,

and has set me free

from all the power of the devil.

He also preserves me in such a way

that without the will of my heavenly Father

not a hair can fall from my head;

indeed, all things must work together

for my salvation.

Therefore, by his Holy Spirit

he also assures me

of eternal life

and makes me heartily willing and ready

from now on to live for him.

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG – 

 “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:1-7

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

SERMON – “Discipline and Grace”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder Band

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PRELUDE – 

“Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 55:1-2

Come, everyone who thirsts,

    come to the waters;

and he who has no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

    without money and without price.

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,

    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

    and delight yourselves in rich food.

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

CONFESSION OF SIN – Matthew 25:42-45

I was hungry and you gave me no food, 

I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, 

naked and you did not clothe me, 

sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 

Then they also will answer, saying, 

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty 

or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, 

and did not minister to you?’

Then he will answer them, saying, 

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, 

you did not do it to me.’

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

that though he was rich, 

yet for your sake he became poor, 

so that you by his poverty might become rich.

SONG –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

  “Because He Lives” by Gloria Gather and William J. Gather

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:15-18

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me— 18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.

SERMON – “Negative and Positive Examples”

SONG –

Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE – 

“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 105:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; 

make known among the nations what he has done. 

Sing to him, sing praise to him; 

tell of all his wonderful acts. 

Glory in his holy name; 

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

(everyone read aloud)

Lord, though you should guide us, we inform ourselves;

though you should rule us, we control ourselves;

though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves.

We think your truth too high, your will too hard,

your power too remote, your love too free. But they are not!

And without them, we are of all people most miserable.

Now heal our confused minds with your word,

heal our divided wills with your law,

heal our troubled consciences with your love,

heal our anxious hearts with your presence,

all for the sake of your Son,

who loved us and gave himself for us. 

Amen.

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-9

But God demonstrates his love for us in this: 

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, 

how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

SONG –

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

APOSTLE’S CREED

(everyone read aloud)

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

and on 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 thence he shall 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.

Amen.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:13-14

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

SERMON – “Holding and Guarding the Gospel”

SONG –

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Behold the Lamb” by Passion

PRELUDE – 

“Grace Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-2

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! 

SONG –

Promises” by Maverick City

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 3:10-12,18

“None is righteous, no, not one;

    no one understands;

    no one seeks for God.

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;

    no one does good,

    not even one…

There is no fear of God before their eyes”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-8

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. 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. 

And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 

not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BAPTISM

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:8-12

(please stand for the reading of God’s word and respond with, “thanks be to God”)

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

SERMON – “Gospel Confidence”

SONG –

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Because He Lives” by Gloria Gather and William J. Gather

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Swallowed Up Death” by Coram Deo

PRELUDE – “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” by London Philharmonic Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Adapted from Daniel 9:4-19

EVERYONE:

Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenants,

we have sinned and done wrong.

We have been wicked and have rebelled.

We have turned away from your commands and laws.

Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame,

because of our unfaithfulness to you.

We and our leaders and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord,

because we have sinned against you.

Lord, because of your great mercy

and for the sake of your Name

please forgive us.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-23

Therefore, brothers,

since we have confidence to enter the holy places

by the blood of Jesus,

by the new and living way

that he opened for us through the curtain,

that is, through his flesh,

and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience

and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,

for he who promised is faithful.

SONG –

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession, Article 2

EVERYONE:

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God,

an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH,

the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth;

inexpressibly glorious in holiness,

and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love;

that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

equal in every divine perfection,

and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

SONG –

Gloria Patri

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:1-7

SERMON – “A Heritage of Faith”

SONG –

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me” by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, Rich Thompson

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God” by The Sing Team

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