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As we consider the glorious display of God’s redemptive power in the Exodus, Psa 81 is a very fitting call to worship to begin our service. Psalm 81 reminds the people of when Jacob “went out over the land of Egypt” (v 4), when the Lord “relived your shoulder of the burden” (v 6). Verse 7 explains: “In distress you called, and I delivered you.” In light of the Lord’s goodness to Israel in the Exodus, they are called to magnify him: Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day (vv 1-3). When you have received God’s wonderful salvation, you ought to be someone who remembers God’s acts and praises him for it. So we, the people ransomed by the blood of Christ, will give our all to glorify our God as we gather for worship this Lord’s Day.
In the prayer service, we’ll begin by singing “With All My Heart My Thanks I’ll Bring” (Red 182). The lesson for that service will come from Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 9.
In the sermon this Sunday, we finally reach the Exodus itself, looking at Exodus 12:28-42. As the prophet Moses explains to us the final hours of Israel in Egypt, there is much for us to consider about the glory of God in delivering his people and our response to God’s provision of salvation. Since we are still in Exodus 12 with the Passover and Exodus, many of the hymns we’ll be singing focus on Christ our Passover lamb.
Call to Worship: Psalm 81:1-3
Hymn 302 [Red] Great God of Wonders!
Congregational Reading: Psalm 136:1-3, 10-16
Doxology: Diademata, Red 293
Hymn [Insert] Before the Throne of God Above
Hymn 189 [Red] The Eyes of All upon Thee Wait This paraphrase of Psalm 145 shows how trustworthy our God is. God’s faithfulness to his word and covenant is certainly part of what the Exodus from Egypt is intended to teach. This is also an important lesson of the Exodus for us. As we know the God of the Exodus, we too can sing: “The LORD is just in His ways all; in all His works His grace is shown; The LORD is nigh to all that call, who call in truth on Him alone.”
Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:22-21:17 & John 11:45-57
Hymn 256 [Red] A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth
Sermon: The Exodus from Exodus 12:28-42
Hymn 40 [Blue] Great is Thy Faithfulness
In Sunday School, Eric White will be teaching on the death of Moses.