Posts from October 2020

Order of Service, November 1, 2020

Introduction The worship service this Lord’s Day is dedicated to observance of the Lord’s Table.  Consequently, we will build the entire service around this rite.  In this service we reflect Isaiah’s vision of the exalted Lord (Isaiah 6:1-8).  Note: Prepackaged communion elements will be distributed in a safe manner to prevent the spread of illness.…

Order of Service, October 25, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains an unusual story from the life of Jesus. On his way toward Jerusalem, Jesus was rejected by the people in the city of Samaria. James and John instinctively wanted them punished, but Jesus showed them mercy. Even so, the story develops with the idea of judgment…

Order of Service, October 18, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 9:37-50) is made up of a series of short stories about the disciple’s failure. Taken together, these undergird the importance of faith that exalts Christ and excludes all selfish pride. The hymns selected for the service declare our faith in Christ, our sovereign Lord, a faith…

Order of Service, October 11, 2020

Introduction In the ninth chapter of Luke, Peter proclaimed with certainty the identity of Jesus as the Christ. Immediately, Jesus explained that he must be crucified, die, and raised. He further explained that those who trust him will see him returning in glory. In the text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 9:28-36), Jesus gave three…

Order of Service, October 4, 2020

Introduction Peter had just declared that Jesus is the Christ of God (Luke 9:18-22). In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Jesus began to explain the implications of trusting in him. “Take up your cross and follow me,” he said. To trust him is to follow him; failure to follow him has eternal consequences.…