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PRELUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God” from The Sing Team

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95

EVERYONE:

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God,

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.

LEADER:

Today, if you hear his voice,

do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,

as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,

when your fathers put me to the test

and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

For forty years I loathed that generation

and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,

and they have not known my ways.”

Therefore I swore in my wrath,

“They shall not enter my rest.”

Song –

Come Praise and Glorify” by Bob Kauflin and Tim Chester

CONFESSION OF SIN –

EVERYONE:

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity

and passing over transgression

for the remnant of his inheritance?

He does not retain his anger forever,

because he delights in steadfast love.

He will again have compassion on us;

he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

You will cast all our sins

into the depths of the sea.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL

Song –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 1 Corinthians 12:31b – 13:13

SERMON – “A Mature Church”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

 

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION – 1 Corinthians 16:23

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Membership” by Stephen the Levite

PRELUDE – “Romans 2” from Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Jeremiah 33:2-3

Thus says the Lord who made the earth,

the Lord who formed it to establish it

the Lord is his name:

Call to me and I will answer you,

and will tell you great and hidden things

that you have not known.

Song –

Reign In Us” by John Glover, Jon Neufeld, and Tim Neufeld

CONFESSION OF SIN

Song –

Create In Me a Clean Heart” by Keith Green

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:7

Behold…

your guilt is taken away,

and your sin atoned for.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q26

What else does Christ’s death redeem?

Every part of fallen creation.

Song –

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

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 2:12-24

SERMON – “Judgment With or Without the Law”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “It Is Finished” by Dustin Kensrue

PRELUDE – “Greatest Man” by VaShawn Mitchell

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Jeremiah 32:17-19 (NKJV)

Ah, Lord God!

Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth

by Your great power and outstretched arm.

There is nothing too hard for You.

You show lovingkindness to thousands,

and repay the iniquity of the fathers

into the bosom of their children after them –

the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

You are great in counsel and mighty in work,

for your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men,

to give everyone according to his ways

and according to the fruit of his doings.

Song –

Holy Is the Lord” by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio

CONFESSION OF SIN & ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,

but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Song –

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

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession of Faith (1833/53)

EVERYONE:

What do we believe about the world to come?

PASTOR:

We believe that the end of the world is approaching;

that at the last day Christ will descend from heaven,

and raise the dead from the grave to final retribution;

that a solemn separation will then take place;

that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment,

and the righteous to endless joy;

and that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell,

on principles of righteousness.

EVERYONE:

What do we believe about the righteous and the wicked?

PASTOR:

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference

between the righteous and the wicked;

that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,

and sanctified by the Spirit of our God,

are truly righteous in His esteem;

while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked,

and under the curse;

and this distinction holds among men both in and after death.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q24

Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?

Christ died willingly

in our place

to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin

and bring us back to God.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 2:1-11

SERMON – “Judgment According to Works”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Rock of Ages” by Augustus Toplady

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

OFFERING

Song –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “I’m a Saint” by Lecrae

PRELUDE – “The Simple Gospel” by United Pursuit

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 145:8-9

The Lord is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

The Lord is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Song –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:10-12

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Song –

Kindness” by Chris Tomlin

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostle’s 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 sits 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.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q23

Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

That because of his divine nature

his obedience and suffering

would be perfect and effective.

Song –

Come Thou Fount” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 2:1-5

SERMON (Nathan) – “God’s Righteous Judgment”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Here is Love” by Matt Redman, Robert Lowry, and William Rees

Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

OFFERING

Song –

When I Think About the Lord” by James Huey

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “How Can It Be?” by Lauren Daigle

Volleyball is 4:00 PM this Sunday (7/9) at Arrigo Park! Come hang out and enjoy some ice cream and popsicles while you play a few friendly games.

PRELUDE – “Suffering Servant” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 96:7-9

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;

bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

tremble before him, all the earth!

Song –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-6

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.

Song –

But God” by Michael Bleecker, Hunter Hall, and Lauren Chandler

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q22

Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

That in human nature

he might on our behalf

perfectly obey the whole law

and suffer the punishment for human sin.

Song –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-32

SERMON – “Full of Unrighteousness”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

Have Mercy on Me” by Dale Bischof and Pat Sczebel

Jesus Paid It All” by Alex Nifong, Elvina M. Hall, John Thomas Grape

OFFERING

Song –

This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “How Can It Be?” by Lauren Daigle

We’re going to start something new called “Brown Bag Q&A.” We will do these periodically (about once a month). They are totally optional. The idea is to create space after our Sunday Services during lunch where people can ask a pastor any questions they might have. We will start with that day’s sermon to allow for immediate interaction and dialogue. Then we’ll open it up to questions or comments from previous sermons. And finally any question on anything! We’ll do it over lunch between 12:30 and 1:00 PM.

Our first “Brown Bag Q&A” will be this Sunday. The sermon text will be Romans 1:26-28 and the topic is – “Homosexuality.” Make a PB&J in the morning or run over to JJ Fish & Chicken real quick and come back ready to ask your burning questions.

PRELUDE – “Romans 1” from the Streetlights Bible

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 47:6-8

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

God sits on his holy throne.

Song –

Behold, Our God” by Baird and Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do you not know

that the unrighteous

will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Do not be deceived:

neither the sexually immoral,

nor idolaters,

nor adulterers,

nor men who practice homosexuality,

nor thieves,

nor the greedy,

nor drunkards,

nor revilers,

nor swindlers

will inherit the kingdom of God.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you.

But you were washed,

you were sanctified,

you were justified

in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

and by the Spirit of our God.

Song –

Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q21

What sort of Redeemer is needed

to bring us back to God?

One who is truly human

and also truly God.

Song –

Lord I Need You” by Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, and Matt Maher

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-28

SERMON – “Idolatry and Sexual Immorality”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

I Stand Amazed in the Presence” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin, John Newton, and Louie

OFFERING

Song –

Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel

PRELUDE – “No Excuse” by Psallos

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 40:28a

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

Song –

Oh Our Lord” by Paul Baloche

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 31:6-7

Turn to him from whom people have deeply revolted,

O children of Israel.

For in that day everyone shall cast away

his idols of silver and his idols of gold,

which your hands have sinfully made for you.

Song –

Give us Clean Hands” by Charlie Hall

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ezekiel 36:25

I will sprinkle clean water on you,

and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses,

and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

Song –

You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S BLESSING & DISMISSAL – New City Catechism Q20

Who is the Redeemer?

The only Redeemer

is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Song –

Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Paul Baloche

SCRIPTURE READING – Romans 1:18-25

SERMON – “False Gods”

LORD’S TABLE

Songs –

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

At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, and Matt Redman

OFFERING

Song –

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father
And to the Son
And to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end

Amen, Amen

BENEDICTION – 1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of the ages,

immortal, invisible, the only God,

be honor and glory forever and ever.

Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “The Glory of God” by Shai Linne

The 12th District Police Department is putting on a Summer Fest for all area churches on SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at ADDAMS-MEDILL PARK (1301 W. 14TH ST.) There will be: Face Painting, Soccer Demos, Bingo Games, Basketball Games, Double Dutch, Food / Refreshments, Volleyball Prizes, Paw Patrol, and music by D.J. Donell.

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