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This Lord’s Day, we will take again in our hands and mouths the symbols of our redemption through Christ. Whenever we in this way remember our Savior’s suffering for our sins, we do so with great thankfulness in our hearts for how God has so freely and powerfully saved us. The Lord’s Supper is a “thanksgiving.” For this reason, our call to worship from Psa 56:12-13 sets well the tone for our worship this coming Sunday: I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you. For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Thanksgiving is a key characteristic of someone whom God has delivered from death. Thanksgiving does not only give due glory to God for what he has done, but it is an acknowledgement of grace. So, this Sunday, as we gather again as people saved and adopted and sanctified by grace, so let us eat the bread and drink the cup, giving thanks to God who has delivered our souls from death.

In the prayer service, we’ll look at the beginning of Hannah’s prayer in 1 Sam 2. We’ll begin the service beginning to learn the hymn “The Son of God Goes Forth to War” (Red 282).

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, the sovereignty of God is front and center. Our sovereign and glorious God lays out for Moses and blow-by-blow account of how he will deliver his people. Needless to say, it all happens as he foretells. This says as much about the character of our God as it does about the details of what will happen next. If the LORD God is in such control of the events of this world, it ought to move us to trust him in all the events of our lives.

Worship Service

Call to Worship: Psalm 56:12-13

Hymn 310 [Red] Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Congregational Reading: Psalm 56:1-4, 8-11

Doxology: Gloria Patri, Red 436

Prayer

Offering

Scripture Reading: Exodus 5 & John 2:13-25

Hymn [Insert] God Moves in a Mysterious Way This is a superb hymn by William Cowper. The stanzas reverberate with a confidence in God, even when the events of our lives as dark and difficult. It is during such suffering and trial that the mettle of our faith is truly tested. As we look at the visible evidence around us, we have every cause for despair and unbelief. But when we look at the invisible promises of our sovereign God, we have even greater cause for hope and faith. This truth is well captured, for instance, in the fourth stanza: Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread are big mercy and shall break in blessings on your head. As we consider the sovereignty of God in the sermon this Sunday, may our faith be buttressed by the grace of Christ to have faith God at all times.

Sermon: He Does Whatever He Pleases from Exodus 3:16-22

Hymn 366 [Red] My Song is Love Unknown

The Lord’s Table

Hymn 278 [Red] Come Down, O Love Divine

Prayer

Benediction

In Sunday School, Eric White will teach on Article 10 of the Conservative Christian Declaration.

 

 

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