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PRELUDE –

“Omnipotent” by The Beautiful Eulogy

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 107:1-3: 

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,

    whom he has redeemed from trouble

and gathered in from the lands,

    from the east and from the west,

    from the north and from the south.” 

Let’s stand and sing, for the Lord our God has redeemed us from trouble!

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –  Romans 1:21-25

“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.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON –  Romans 8:32

“What then shall we say to these thing? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

SONG – 

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

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

KIDS’ CORNER

Available for children ages 0-5

SONG – 

Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson

SCRIPTURE READING – Joshua 16:1-17:18  (P. 191) in the pew Bibles in the back.

(congregation stands)

SERMON – (Nathan) “Land, Women, and Contentment”

(congregation sits)

SONG – 

My Jesus I Love Thee” by Adoniram Judson Gordon and William Ralph Featherstone

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

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Illinois” by Rick Rickren

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

PRELUDE – “Steadfast” by Sandra McCracken

CALL TO WORSHIP – Hebrews 9:28

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.

SONG –

Joy to the World” by George Frideric Handel and Isaac Watts

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ephesians 2:1-3

You were dead in the trespasses and sins

in which you once walked,

following the course of this world,

following the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience –

among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,

carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,

and were by nature children of wrath,

like the rest of mankind.

EVERYONE:

I, a poor sinful person,

confess myself before you,

my Lord God and Maker,

that sadly I have sinned much,

with my senses, thoughts, words, and deeds,

as you, eternal God, know very well.

I regret them and beg your grace.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-10

But God, being rich in mercy,

because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ

– by grace you have been saved –

and raised us up with him

and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

so that in the coming ages

he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace

in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith.

And this is not your own doing;

it is the gift of God,

not a result of works,

so that no one may boast.

For we are his workmanship,

created in Christ Jesus for good works,

which God prepared beforehand,

that we should walk in them.

SONGS –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

PRAYER

KIDS’ CORNER

SCRIPTURE READING – Titus 2:11-14

SERMON – “Growing Between Grace and Glory”

SONG –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “All My Hope” by David Crowder, featuring Tauren Wells

PRELUDE –
Brethren we have met to worship” by Bart Millard

CALL TO WORSHIP –

“Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord!”

SONG –
Come, Let Us Worship” by Maranatha

CONFESSION OF SIN – Matthew 6:25-30

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink,
nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet
your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by
being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about
clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass
of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – John 1:12,16

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children
of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God…For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
Because of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection,
Those who trust in him can know that we are children of God,
And that God our Father always takes care of his own.
Let’s continue to sing and worship our God and Father this morning!

SONG –
Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG –
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by Helen Lemmel

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 127

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.


Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

SERMON

SONG –
“All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –
All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –
Children of the Living God” by Fernando Ortega

PRELUDE –

“The Bridge” by Taylor Leonhardt

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 147:1-6

Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

    for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;

    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted

    and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars;

    he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;

    his understanding is beyond measure.

The Lord lifts up the humble;

    he casts the wicked to the ground.

In spite of the distress of life’s circumstances, 

We can still praise God knowing that he is the protection of his people.

Let’s stand and sing of the majesty of our sovereign God!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jesse Reeves

CONFESSION OF SIN

God’s glory should always humble us and remind us that our fellowship with him is solely grounded upon his goodness and mercy. 

As we reflect on this week, let’s come together and corporately confess our sins before God and ask him to forgive us and restore us back in right relationship with himself. 

Pray this prayer with me aloud. 

(Everyone Read Aloud)

Father of mercies, we confess that we have sinned against you. By your Holy Spirit, come and work repentance into our hearts. Help us to see you as you are: with outstretched arms, a loving heart, and power to save. Help us to see Jesus, the friend of sinners, and to follow him more faithfully. As we have received him, so strengthen us to walk in him, depend on him, commune with him, and be conformed to him. Give us an experience of your grace that makes us bold for others, that we might joyfully tell our friends and neighbors of your saving mercy. 

Amen.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Jeremiah 31:34

To all who turn from their sin and trust in Christ by faith, 

The Lord declares over us:

And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 

‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, 

from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. 

For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

As we ourselves look to Christ for our salvation,

Let’s continue to sing and encourage one another 

to find our refuge in Jesus Christ alone.

SONG – 

Jesus I Come” by George Coles Stebbins and William True Sleeper

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(instruct the congregation to stand for the next song)

SONG –

What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 142  Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
    with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him;
    I tell my trouble before him.

When my spirit faints within me,
    you know my way!
In the path where I walk
    they have hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see:
    there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
    no one cares for my soul.

I cry to you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
    for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
    for they are too strong for me!
Bring me out of prison,
    that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
    for you will deal bountifully with me.

SERMON – “When You’re In A Cave”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Waiting” by Antoine Bradford

PRELUDE –

“Shall Be Forever” by Colorvault

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 33:1-4

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!

    Praise befits the upright.

Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;

    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Sing to him a new song;

    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,

    and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Let’s stand and sing and give thanks to the Lord who does all things well!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Holy, Holy, Holy” by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 6:5

In light of the awesome and terrifying holiness of God, 

the prophet Isaiah cries out in Isaiah 6:5:

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!

As we reflect on the awesome holy splendor of our God,

let us also remember that we are an unclean people. 

Because of our sin, none of us are fit to stand before his presence, 

and all of us stand condemned.

Let’s take this moment now to pray in our hearts, asking God to be merciful to sinners like us and to once again cleanse us from all of our unrighteousness.

(Moment of Silence)

SONG – 

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:6-7

The 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.”

While there is nothing we can do to wash the stain of sin away, 

Jesus Christ in his mercy promises cleansing and purity to those who repent and trust in him!

Because of what Christ has done on the cross, 

God’s people can now celebrate in his presence 

declaring his goodness and extolling the riches of his grace.

Let’s stand and sing together!

SONG – 

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

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(instruct the congregation to stand for the next song)

SONG –

Only a Holy God” by Dustin Smith, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 106  Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

Praise the Lord!

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever!

Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord,

    or declare all his praise?

Blessed are they who observe justice,

    who do righteousness at all times!

Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people;

    help me when you save them,

that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones,

    that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,

    that I may glory with your inheritance.

Both we and our fathers have sinned;

    we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.

Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,

    did not consider your wondrous works;

they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,

    but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.

Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,

    that he might make known his mighty power.

He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry,

    and he led them through the deep as through a desert.

So he saved them from the hand of the foe

    and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.

And the waters covered their adversaries;

    not one of them was left.

Then they believed his words;

    they sang his praise.

But they soon forgot his works;

    they did not wait for his counsel.

But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,

    and put God to the test in the desert;

he gave them what they asked,

    but sent a wasting disease among them.

When men in the camp were jealous of Moses

    and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord,

the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,

    and covered the company of Abiram.

Fire also broke out in their company;

    the flame burned up the wicked.

They made a calf in Horeb

    and worshiped a metal image.

They exchanged the glory of God

    for the image of an ox that eats grass.

They forgot God, their Savior,

    who had done great things in Egypt,

wondrous works in the land of Ham,

    and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.

Therefore he said he would destroy them—

    had not Moses, his chosen one,

stood in the breach before him,

    to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

Then they despised the pleasant land,

    having no faith in his promise.

They murmured in their tents,

    and did not obey the voice of the Lord.

Therefore he raised his hand and swore to them

    that he would make them fall in the wilderness,

and would make their offspring fall among the nations,

    scattering them among the lands.

Then they yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor,

    and ate sacrifices offered to the dead;

they provoked the Lord to anger with their deeds,

    and a plague broke out among them.

Then Phinehas stood up and intervened,

    and the plague was stayed.

And that was counted to him as righteousness

    from generation to generation forever.

They angered him at the waters of Meribah,

    and it went ill with Moses on their account,

for they made his spirit bitter,

    and he spoke rashly with his lips.

They did not destroy the peoples,

    as the Lord commanded them,

but they mixed with the nations

    and learned to do as they did.

They served their idols,

    which became a snare to them.

They sacrificed their sons

    and their daughters to the demons;

they poured out innocent blood,

    the blood of their sons and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,

    and the land was polluted with blood.

Thus they became unclean by their acts,

    and played the whore in their deeds.

Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people,

    and he abhorred his heritage;

he gave them into the hand of the nations,

    so that those who hated them ruled over them.

Their enemies oppressed them,

    and they were brought into subjection under their power.

Many times he delivered them,

    but they were rebellious in their purposes

    and were brought low through their iniquity.

Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress,

    when he heard their cry.

For their sake he remembered his covenant,

    and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

He caused them to be pitied

    by all those who held them captive.

Save us, O Lord our God,

    and gather us from among the nations,

that we may give thanks to your holy name

    and glory in your praise.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

    from everlasting to everlasting!

And let all the people say, “Amen!”

    Praise the Lord!

SERMON – “The Song of God’s Salvation”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

I Will Glory in My Redeemer” by Steve Cook and Vikki Cook

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“The Gospel is Rest” by Elias Drummer

PRELUDE – “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” by Jars of Clay

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Romans 15:5-7

May the God of endurance and encouragement

grant you to live in such harmony with one another,

in accord with Christ Jesus,

that together you may with one voice

glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore welcome one another

as Christ has welcomed you,

for the glory of God.

SONG –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN – Ephesians 4:19-31

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths,

but only such as is good for building up,

as fits the occasion,

that it may give grace to those who hear.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,

by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander

be put away from you,

along with all malice.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,

as God in Christ forgave you.

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER

EVERYONE:

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.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 133

A SONG OF ASCENTS. OF DAVID.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is

when brothers dwell in unity!

It is like the precious oil on the head,

running down on the beard,

on the beard of Aaron,

running down on the collar of his robes!

It is like the dew of Hermon,

which falls on the mountains of Zion!

For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,

life forevermore.

SERMON – “True Unity”

SONG –

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

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION – 1 Peter 3:8

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind,

sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Hineh Ma Tov” by James Wilson

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