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“You Bring the Morning” by Andy Squyres

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 148:11-14

“Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him.

Praise the Lord!”

Let’s stand and sing to the Lord our king!
(congregation stands)

“Worthy Worthy” by Jacob Sooter and Mia Fieldes

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 1:21-23

Paul states in Romans 1:21,

“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they
became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they
became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”

Although God is worthy of all our worship, too often our hearts are prone towards idolatry and
the things of this world. As we read this confession of sin together aloud, let’s use this time to
pray and ask God to forgive us once again for the ways that we have neglected him throughout this week.
(everyone reads aloud)

Almighty God, we acknowledge and confess that we have sinned against you in thought,
word, and deed; we have not loved you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength; we
have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we
have done, and the good we have left undone. Lord, you are full of compassion and
gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy; there is always forgiveness with you!
Restore to us the joy of your salvation; bind up that which is broken, give light to our minds, strength to our wills, and rest to our souls. Speak to each of us, and let your word abide with us until it has wrought in us your holy will. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

No matter where you are or what you’ve done, Jesus is calling for you to turn from your sin and find true rest in his mercy and love today.

Let’s continue to sing and celebrate his goodness this morning!

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

(congregation sits)

0-5 Years Old Dismissal
(congregation stands)

“Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 1:10-18

(congregation stands)

And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’”

And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, “Remember the word that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is providing you a place of rest and will give you this land.’ Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land that Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but all the men of valor among you shall pass over armed before your brothers and shall help them, until the Lord gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.”

And they answered Joshua, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we obeyed Moses in all things, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you, as he was with Moses! Whoever rebels against your commandment and disobeys your words, whatever you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.”

End with “This is the Word of the Lord.”
Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”

SERMON – “A Change Of Command” from Pastor Theo
(congregation sits)

“In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend


(congregation stands)

“Oh How Good It Is” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend



“Because He Lives” by David Crowder Band

“Hold Still” by Taylor Leonhardt

CALL TO WORSHIP – Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Let’s stand and give thanks to our God,
Encouraging one another as we sing the truths of his word!

“Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 66:1-2

“Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord.

But this is the one to whom I will look: but he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”

In light of God’s majesty and splendor, Let’s take this moment in our service to acknowledge and confess that we too often neglect God’s word to our detriment. As I read the words of this confession of sin this morning, Please use this time to pray along silently with me in your heart.

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.

(Moment of Silence)


God’s word is not only used to convict us of our sin
but also as a means to comfort us in our shame.
For to all who repent and turn to Christ for salvation,

God himself declares to us,

“Your sins are forgiven… Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Let’s continue to celebrate the Lord who saves his people

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


0-5 Years Old Dismissal

“How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – IBC Statement of Faith Paragraph 1

Before we hear the Word of the Lord read aloud this morning,

Let’s affirm our common faith together by reading aloud our church’s statement of faith concerning the Holy Scriptures.

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.


After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Reader: “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation: “Thanks be to God.”


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



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

(congregation sits)


“It Is Well With My Soul” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

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