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PRELUDE –

“Messiah” by Beautiful Eulogy

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 –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deuteronomy 32:46-47

“Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, 

that you may command them to your children, 

that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. 

For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, 

and by this word you shall live long in the land 

that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

SONG – 

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-7

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, 

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, 

we lie and do not practice the truth. 

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship with one another, 

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER & CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG – 

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – IBC Statement of Faith on The Scriptures

(please read aloud)

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired,

and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction;

that it has God for its author, salvation for its end,

and truth without any mixture of error for its matter;

that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us;

and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world,

the true center of Christian union,

and the supreme standard

by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

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

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

SERMON – “The Sacred Writings”

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

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 bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE –

“All My Hope” by David Crowder

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PRELUDE – 

“Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

For his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say, 

His steadfast love endures forever. 

Let the house of Aaron say,

His steadfast love endures forever.

Let those who fear the LORD say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Holy Father, forgive us. Though you should guide us, we inform ourselves. Though you should rule us, we control ourselves. Though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves. For 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. Heal our confused mind with your word, heal our divided will with your law, heal our troubled conscience 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.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:6-8

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

SONG –

Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

(please read aloud)

“Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

    on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts,

    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.”

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:10-13

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

“You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

SERMON – “Persecutions And Suffering”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith 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 bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Thou You Slay Me” by Shane and Shane

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