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PRELUDE –

“Breakfast in Heaven” by Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Soucy

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:1-4: 

The Psalmist calls the people of God to worship in Psalm 47:1-4 stating:

“Clap your hands, all peoples!

    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

    a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

    and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

    the pride of Jacob whom he loves.” 

Let’s stand and sing praise to the Lord our God the king over all the earth!

SONG –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN –  A Prayer from John Calvin

In light of the glory of our king, let’s take some time now to confess our sins to the Lord and earnestly seek for his forgiveness and grace this morning. 

Please pray aloud with me this confession of sin written by John Calvin. 

(everyone read aloud)

“Lord, you are our Father and we are but dust and filth;

      you are our Creator, and we are the work of your hands;

      you are our Shepherd, we are your flock;

      you are our Redeemer, we are the people that you have purchased;

      you are our God, we are your inheritance.

      Therefore, do not be angry with us to correct us in your fury.

      No longer remember our iniquity to punish it,

      but chastise us gently in your kindness.

      Your wrath is kindled because of our demerits;

      but remember that your name has been pronounced over us

      and that we bear your mark and standard.

      And continue, rather, the work that you have begun in us by your grace,

      that all the earth might know that you are our God and our Savior. 

Amen.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON –  Psalm 32:5

In Psalm 32, David is praising the Lord for his mercy when he states in verse 5:

“I acknowledged my sin to you,

    and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.”

Like David, those of us who have confessed our sins can confidently rest in the knowledge that God is merciful, and he will forgive those who come to him in faith. 

Let’s continue to sings of his excellent mercy!

SONG – 

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER Why of the Week

KIDS’ CORNER

Available for children ages 0-5

SONG – 

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 15:1-63 

SERMON – “Living for the Longterm”

SONG – 

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“With Us Still” by Colorvault

PRELUDE –

“There Is One Gospel” by CityAlight

CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 4:9-11: 

In Revelation 4:9-11, the apostle John sees a vision of all the hosts of heaven worshipping at the throne of God. He writes: 

“And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Let’s stand and sing, for the Lord our God is worthy to receive all glory, honor, and power!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” by Joachim Neander

CONFESSION OF SIN –  adapted from Isaiah 55:7 and Micah 7:18

In light of the glory and goodness of God in providentially caring for his people,

The prophets of the Old Testament exhorted the people of God stating:

“Let the wicked forsake his way

and the evil man his thoughts.

  Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

Let’s use this time of silence in our service now to humbly pray to the Lord, turning from our sin and returning once again to our God, who promises to deal mercifully to those who call out to him. 

(moment of silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON –  adapted from Hebrews 9:28 and 10:19-23 Why of the Week

In spite of our sin, God himself, out of his mercy and love, freely provided a perfect sacrifice to bear the punishment that we deserved. 

“[For] Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him…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.”

Since Christ himself bore the punishment for our sins upon the cross, you and I can now hold fast to God with the assurance that he is good, and there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!

SONG – 

Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ 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.

Amen.

* ‘Hell’ meaning the grave

**‘Catholic’ meaning universal

KIDS’ CORNER

Available for children ages 0-5

SONG – 

Be Thou My Vision” by Ascend the Hill

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 14:1-15  

SERMON

SONG – 

Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Louisa M. R. Stead and William James Kirkpatrick

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Keeper” by Jonathan Ogden

PRELUDE –

“Aleph” by Poor Bishop Hooper

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 117:1-2: 

“Praise the Lord, all nations!

    Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us,

    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord!”

SONG –

Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Richard Baxter

“O most great, most just and gracious God; 

you are of purer eyes than to behold iniquity. 

You condemn the ungodly, unrepentant, and unbelievers; 

but you have promised mercy through Jesus Christ 

to all who repent and believe in him. 

Therefore we confess that we are sinful by nature 

and that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. 

We have neglected and abused your holy worship and your holy name. 

We have dealt unjustly and uncharitably with our neighbors. 

We have not sought first your kingdom and righteousness. 

We have not been content with our daily bread. 

You have revealed your wonderful love to us in Christ 

and offered us pardon and salvation in him; 

but we have turned away. 

We have run into temptation; 

and the sin that we should have hated, we have committed. 

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father. 

We confess you alone are our hope. 

Make us your children and give us the Spirit of your Son, our only Savior. 

Amen.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-9

“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. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

SONG – 

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleecker

PRAYER

KIDS’ CORNER

Available for children ages 0-5

SONG – 

I Surrender All” by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter and Winfield Scott Weeden

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 13:1-33  

SERMON – “Dividing Up The Land”

SONG – 

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

LORD’S TABLE  

OFFERING

SONG –

Everlasting God” by Brenton Brown and Ken Rile

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Knocking On The Door Of Love” by The Welcome Wagon

PRELUDE –

“Patient Saint” by Jonathan Van Deusen

CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 5:14, 18-21: 

“Awake, O sleeper,

And arise from the dead,

And Christ will shine on you.

[D]o not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ”

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 13:12-14

“The night is far gone; the day is at hand. 

So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, 

not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:11

“[Y]ou were washed, you were sanctified, 

you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

SONG – 

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

PRAYER  

KIDS’ CORNER

Available for children ages 0-5

SONG – 

Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

SCRIPTURE READING – Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Please stand for the reading of God’s word.  

SERMON

(congregation sits)

SONG – 

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Dwell In Your House” by Colorvault

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