Preparation for Worship for the Lord’s Day, September 15, 2019


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There are many differences in the worship prescribed in the Old and New Testaments. One thing that has remained constant is that the living God is to be worshipped with reverence. Our call to worship this Lord’s Day comes from a passage where this is plainly taught: Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:28–29). God is to be feared. Men ought always to fear him. Having the promise of Christ’s kingdom, we should offer God grateful, reverent worship. We will strive to do this again this Lord’s Day.

In the prayer service, we will look at Psalm 119 again. The service will begin with “In Every Time I’ll Always Bless the LORD” (Red 60).

For the sermon this Sunday, I return to Psalm 2. When preaching through Psalm 2, I went quickly over verse 11. This Sunday, I want to return to this verse: Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. This short verse appears each week in our bulletin. To my way of thinking, it sums up excellently the way of genuine worship.


Worship Service

Call to Worship: Hebrews 12:28-29

Hymn 14 [Gray] Lo! God is Here; Let Us Adore

Congregational Reading: Psalm 33:13-19

Doxology: Doxology, Red 437

Hymn 89 [Gray] How Blest is He Whose Trespass

Hymn 167 [Red] Lord, from the Depths to Thee I Cried This hymn is based on Psalm 130. Psalm 2 speaks of worshipping the Lord “with fear.” Psalm 130 makes it clear that this fear comes from the joy of the knowing one’s sins are forgiven, as stated in the second stanza of this hymn: Lord, who shall stand, if Thou, O LORD, shouldst mark iniquity? But yet with Thee forgiveness is, that feared Thou mayest be.



Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 15:13-37 & Hebrews 7:1-10

Hymn 107 [Gray] Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Sermon: Serve and Rejoice from Psalm 2:11

Hymn 326 [Red] Rejoice–the Lord is King!




In Sunday School, I will be answering questions many of you have submitted.