Posts from January 2020

Order Of Service, January 26, 2020

Prayer Emphasis Sunday Introduction We begin each new year with a reminder of the importance of prayer, both for individual Christians and the church as a community of faith. This Lord’s Day will be our annual Prayer Emphasis Sunday. We will pause our current study of the Gospel of Luke, instead focusing on a prayer…

Order of Service, January 19, 2020

Introduction The storyline of Luke’s Gospel fast-forwards from the childhood of Jesus to the beginning of his ministry at about age 30. Chapter 3 begins with a description of the ministry of Jesus’ cousin, John (elsewhere called “the Baptist”). The sermon text for this Lord’s Day identifies John as a prophet who served as the…

Order of Service, January 12, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains the only information found in the Bible about the childhood of Jesus. It seems clear that Luke did not include this story simply to fill in some details to satisfy the curious. The account of Jesus’ first trip to Jerusalem serves to make a theological statement…

Order of Service, January 5, 2020

Introduction This Lord’s Day we begin the New Year by observing the Lord’s Table. The purpose of the Lord’s Table is to remember Christ (Luke 22:19). Our service will focus on what it means to remember Him. Prelude Call to Worship Hymn HBC 40     Give Praise to God Introduction     Pastor Thomas Hymn 141     Alas!…