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PRELUDE –

“Messiah” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

    Serve the Lord with gladness!

    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

    It is he who made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!

    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.”

SONG –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deuteronomy 32:46-47

“Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, 

that you may command them to your children, 

that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. 

For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, 

and by this word you shall live long in the land 

that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

SONG – 

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-7

“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.”

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER & CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG – 

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – IBC Statement of Faith on The Scriptures

(please read aloud)

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.

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

SERMON – “The Sacred Writings”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE –

“All My Hope” by David Crowder

CCLI License # 2308869

PRELUDE – 

“Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

For his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say, 

His steadfast love endures forever. 

Let the house of Aaron say,

His steadfast love endures forever.

Let those who fear the LORD say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Holy Father, forgive us. Though you should guide us, we inform ourselves. Though you should rule us, we control ourselves. Though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves. For 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. Heal our confused mind with your word, heal our divided will with your law, heal our troubled conscience 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. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:6-8

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

SONG –

Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

(please read aloud)

“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.”

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

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

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:10-13

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

“You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

SERMON – “Persecutions And Suffering”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Thou You Slay Me” by Shane and Shane

PRELUDE – “Big House” by Audio Adrenaline

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 6:1-4

In the year that King Uzziah died

I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne,

high and lifted up;

and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Above him stood the seraphim.

Each had six wings:

with two he covered his face,

and with two he covered his feet,

and with two he flew.

And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;

the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook

at the voice of him who called,

and the house was filled with smoke.

SONG –

Behold, Our God” by Jonathan, Meghan, and Ryan Baird and Mark Altrogge

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 6:5

EVERYONE:

And I said:

“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!”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Isaiah 6:6-7

Then 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.”

SONG –

There Is Power in the Blood” by Lewis Ellis Jones

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG –

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:20-26

20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

SERMON – “Ready for Every Good Work”

SONG –

The Power of Cross” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Diamonds and Gold” by The Gray Havens

PRELUDE – “Take up and Read (feat. Through Hymn, Omri and Ant” by Shai Linne

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Philippians 2:6-11

Though he was in the form of God,

[he] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

but emptied himself,

by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to the point of death,

even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

SONG –

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” by Edward Perronet, John Rippon, and Oliver Holden

CONFESSION OF SIN – Book of Common Prayer (1552)

EVERYONE:

Almighty and most merciful Father,

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done,

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done,

and there is no health in us.

But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders.

Spare those, O God, who confess their faults.

Restore those who are repentant,

according to your promises declared to mankind,

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,

that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 4:24-25

Jesus our Lord…

was delivered up for our trespasses

and raised for our justification

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Nicene Creed

EVERYONE:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven,

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,

and was made man;

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

He suffered and was buried;

and the third day He rose again,

according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven,

and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and He shall come again, with glory,

to judge the quick and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and we look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:14-19

SERMON – “Orthodoxy”

SONG –

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

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Christ Is Mine Forevermore” by CityAlight

PRELUDE – 

“The Goodness Of Jesus” by CityAlight

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Luke 19:37-38

As (Jesus) was drawing near

–already on the way down the Mount of Olives–

the whole multitude of his disciples 

began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice 

for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying 

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! 

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

SONG –

 “Crown Him With Many Crowns” by Elvey, Thring, and Bridges

CONFESSION OF SIN – Luke 19:45-46

And (Jesus) entered the temple 

and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, 

“It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Luke 19:9

“Today salvation has come to this house…

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

SONG –

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

PRAYER & CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

Jesus Strong and Kind” by Colin Buchanan, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren and Rich Thompson

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 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 he descended into the grave

** ‘catholic’ meaning the universal church

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:8-13

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;

if we deny him, he also will deny us;

13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

SERMON – “The Salvation That Is In Christ Jesus”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

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

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Nailed To The Cross” by Rend Collective

PRELUDE – 

“Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 117:1-2

Praise the LORD, all the nations!

Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love towards us, 

And the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. 

Praise the LORD!

SONG –

   “Your Grace Is Enough” by Matt Maher

CONFESSION OF SIN 

(please pray aloud)

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred 

and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against your holy laws.

We have left undone those things which we ought not to have done. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Spare those who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent, 

according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, 

that we may live a holy, just, and humble life 

to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

SONG –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:11-14

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.

SONG –

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

PRAYER

(please be seated for prayer)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Heidelberg QA 1

Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?

A. That I am not my own,

but belong with body and soul,

both in life and in death,

to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins

with his precious blood,

and has set me free

from all the power of the devil.

He also preserves me in such a way

that without the will of my heavenly Father

not a hair can fall from my head;

indeed, all things must work together

for my salvation.

Therefore, by his Holy Spirit

he also assures me

of eternal life

and makes me heartily willing and ready

from now on to live for him.

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG – 

 “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Chris Tomlin

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 2:1-7

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

SERMON – “Discipline and Grace”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder Band

CCLI License # 2308869

PRELUDE – 

“Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Isaiah 55:1-2

Come, everyone who thirsts,

    come to the waters;

and he who has no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

    without money and without price.

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,

    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,

    and delight yourselves in rich food.

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

CONFESSION OF SIN – Matthew 25:42-45

I was hungry and you gave me no food, 

I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, 

naked and you did not clothe me, 

sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 

Then they also will answer, saying, 

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty 

or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, 

and did not minister to you?’

Then he will answer them, saying, 

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, 

you did not do it to me.’

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

that though he was rich, 

yet for your sake he became poor, 

so that you by his poverty might become rich.

SONG –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

  “Because He Lives” by Gloria Gather and William J. Gather

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:15-18

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me— 18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.

SERMON – “Negative and Positive Examples”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Come As You Are” by David Crowder Band

PRELUDE – 

“Revelation Song” by Kari Jobe

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 105:1-3

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; 

make known among the nations what he has done. 

Sing to him, sing praise to him; 

tell of all his wonderful acts. 

Glory in his holy name; 

let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. 

SONG –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – 

(everyone read aloud)

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. 

Amen.

SONG – 

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-9

But God demonstrates his love for us in this: 

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, 

how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

SONG –

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

APOSTLE’S CREED

(everyone read aloud)

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.

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:13-14

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

SERMON – “Holding and Guarding the Gospel”

SONG –

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Give Us One Pure and Holy Passion” by Mark Altrogge

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Behold the Lamb” by Passion

PRELUDE – 

“Grace Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-2

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! 

SONG –

Promises” by Maverick City

CONFESSION OF SIN – Romans 3:10-12,18

“None is righteous, no, not one;

    no one understands;

    no one seeks for God.

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;

    no one does good,

    not even one…

There is no fear of God before their eyes”

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-8

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.

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BAPTISM

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL 

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:8-12

(please stand for the reading of God’s word and respond with, “thanks be to God”)

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.

SERMON – “Gospel Confidence”

SONG –

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

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the packaged bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Because He Lives” by Gloria Gather and William J. Gather

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Swallowed Up Death” by Coram Deo

PRELUDE – “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” by London Philharmonic Choir

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

SONG –

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

CONFESSION OF SIN – Adapted from Daniel 9:4-19

EVERYONE:

Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenants,

we have sinned and done wrong.

We have been wicked and have rebelled.

We have turned away from your commands and laws.

Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame,

because of our unfaithfulness to you.

We and our leaders and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord,

because we have sinned against you.

Lord, because of your great mercy

and for the sake of your Name

please forgive us.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Hebrews 10:19-23

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.

SONG –

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

PRAYER

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – New Hampshire Confession, Article 2

EVERYONE:

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God,

an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH,

the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth;

inexpressibly glorious in holiness,

and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love;

that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;

equal in every divine perfection,

and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

SONG –

Gloria Patri

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 1:1-7

SERMON – “A Heritage of Faith”

SONG –

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

THE LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – “Oh! Great Is Our God” by The Sing Team

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