Posts from December 2021

Order of Service, December 26, 2021

Introduction Luke chapter 18 began with a parable that taught the disciples to pray for the coming kingdom (Luke 1-8). The sermon text for this Lord’s Day adds a second parable about prayer. This parable explains what God requires of those who enter the kingdom. We must humble ourselves before him and seek his mercy.…

Order of Service, December 19, 2021

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will explore the significance of Isaiah’s prophecy that the Son given by God is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship:     Romans 1:1-4 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 89:    …

Order of Service, December 12, 2021

Introduction At the end of Luke 17, Jesus described his future return as a fulfillment of the hope of his followers and as a day of dreadful judgment poured out on those who oppose him. The text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 18:1-8) continues the theme of the Lord’s return. In it, Jesus tells a…

Order of Service, December 5, 2021

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Pharisees asked Jesus about the coming kingdom. Jesus’ reply was surprising: the kingdom is among you because the king stands before you. He went on to explain to the disciples that before the kingdom is established, he must suffer and die. But he assured them that…