“Is He Worthy” by Andrew Peterson

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147:7-12

“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
    make melody to our God on the lyre!
He covers the heavens with clouds;
    he prepares rain for the earth;
    he makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives to the beasts their food,
    and to the young ravens that cry.
His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
    nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
    in those who hope in his steadfast love.

(everyone aloud)

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
    Praise your God, O Zion!” 

Let’s stand and sing for the Lord takes pleasure in our song this morning!

(congregation stands)


This is My Father’s World” by Maltbie Davenport Babcock and Franklin Lawrence Sheppard

CONFESSION OF SIN – Proverbs 1:20-29

“Wisdom cries aloud in the street,

    in the markets she raises her voice;

at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;

    at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?

How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing

    and fools hate knowledge?

If you turn at my reproof,

behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;

    I will make my words known to you.

Because I have called and you refused to listen,

    have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

because you have ignored all my counsel

    and would have none of my reproof,

I also will laugh at your calamity;

    I will mock when terror strikes you,

when terror strikes you like a storm

    and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,

    when distress and anguish come upon you.

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;

    they will seek me diligently but will not find me.

Because they hated knowledge

    and did not choose the fear of the Lord.”

Just as wisdom calls all people to quickly forsake their foolishness and find safety in the fear of the Lord, so also God himself calls out to all of us this morning to repent of our sins and to return to him to find comfort and grace in his forgiveness and salvation. 

Let’s use these next few moments of silence to pray, asking God to forgive us of our foolish sin and to cleanse us from all folly.

(moment of silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:8, 10-14

And after being convicted of our sins, and turning once again to grasp onto Jesus Christ in humble faith, God’s people can once again be comforted by his gospel as his word proclaims in Psalm 103:8, 10-14: 

“The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. . . . He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 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.”

Let’s continue to sing, for the Lord continues to have compassion over his children this morning!


What Wondrous Love Is This?” by Alexander Means and William Walker



Available for children ages 0-5


The Love Of Christ Is Rich And Free” by Sandra McCracken, William Gadsby

SCRIPTURE READING – Proverbs 5:1-23  Please announce the page number (P. 530) in the pew Bibles in the back. Instruct the congregation to stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 


(congregation sits)


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

Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson



(congregation stands)


O the Love of My Redeemer” by Josh Caterer



“Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters