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PRELUDE – “Big House” by Audio Adrenaline


In the year that King Uzziah died

I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne,

high and lifted up;

and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim.

Each had six wings:

with two he covered his face,

and with two he covered his feet,

and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook

at the voice of him who called,

and the house was filled with smoke.


Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge



And I said:

“Woe is me!

For I am lost;

for I am a man of unclean lips,

and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;

for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”


Then one of the seraphim flew to me,

having in his hand a burning coal

that he had taken with tongs from the altar.

And he touched my mouth and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;

your guilt is taken away,

and your sin atoned for.”


There Is Power in the Blood” by Lewis Ellis Jones




O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:20-26

20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

SERMON – “Ready for Every Good Work”


The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend




All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin



POSTLUDE – “Diamonds and Gold” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE – “Take up and Read (feat. Through Hymn, Omri and Ant” by Shai Linne

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Philippians 2:6-11

Though he was in the form of God,

[he] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself,

by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to the point of death,

even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” by Edward Perronet, John Rippon, and Oliver Holden

CONFESSION OF SIN – Book of Common Prayer (1552)


Almighty and most merciful Father,

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 to have done,

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,

and there is no health in us.

But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders.

Spare those, O God, who confess their faults.

Restore those who are repentant,

according to your promises declared to mankind,

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,

that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,

to the glory of your holy name.


ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 4:24-25

Jesus our Lord…

was delivered up for our trespasses

and raised for our justification


His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa





We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again,

according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven,

and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory,

to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.



How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:14-19

SERMON – “Orthodoxy”


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




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



POSTLUDE – “Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by CityAlight


“The Goodness Of Jesus” by CityAlight


As (Jesus) was drawing near

–already on the way down the Mount of Olives–

the whole multitude of his disciples 

began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice 

for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying 

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! 

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”


 “Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges

CONFESSION OF SIN – Luke 19:45-46

And (Jesus) entered the temple 

and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, 

“It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”


“Today salvation has come to this house…

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


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


(please be seated for prayer)


Jesus Strong and Kind” by Colin Buchanan, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren and Rich Thompson

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s 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*

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.


* ‘hell’ meaning he descended into the grave

** ‘catholic’ meaning the universal church

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:8-13

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

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;

if we deny him, he also will deny us;

13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

SERMON – “The Salvation That Is In Christ Jesus”


In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend


(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)



We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken



“Nailed To The Cross” by Rend Collective

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