Posts by Steven Thomas

Order of Service, May 19, 2019

Introduction: This Lord’s Day it is our pleasure to have Dr. Ryan Martin as our guest speaker. He serves as pastor of First Baptist Church, Granite Falls, Minnesota. His sermon will focus on the victory that belongs to those who trust the risen Christ. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Call to Worship     Heidelberg Catechism Q1 What is…

Order of Service, May 12, 2019

Introduction: The sermon for this Lord’s Day will be delivered by Mark Buhr. It focuses on the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the life of each believer. The hymn selection reminds us of the ground of sanctification (God’s holiness), the exclusive work of Christ required for our salvation and sanctification, and the Spirit’s transforming…

Order of Service, May 5, 2019

Introduction: We welcome our guest speaker, Michael Riley, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Wakefield, Michigan. His sermon text emphasizes the need to come to Christ as a child, that is, to humble ourselves. The hymns in the service call us to approach the Lord in humility, laying aside all pride. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude…

Order of Service, April 28, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Supper. On these occasions we build build the entire worship service around the Table. In our upcoming service we will explain many of the things that happen when the church gathers for Communion. Service Outline Preparation for Worship Call to Worship……………………………………………………… Psalm 111 Invocation Worship through…

Order of Service, April 14, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day we mark the anniversary of Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of his Passion Week. On that day, he “came to his own” (John 1:11), that is, he presented himself to Israel as her long-awaited King. The crowds in the city understood the significance of his entry (Zechariah 9:9)…

Order of Service, April 7, 2019

Introduction Titus brought news from Corinth to Paul. He reported that the Corinthians had responded to Paul’s admonitions. They had repented and declared their allegiance to Paul, and thus to the Lord. The key idea is that Paul’s correction brought them sorrow, but it was the right kind of sorrow, sorrow that produced repentance. And…

Order of Service, March 31, 2019

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Paul finishes the “great digression” in which he has revealed the plan of God for the work of the church and his own role in that plan (2:14—7:4). He appealed to the Corinthians for mutual affection in 6:13: “open wide your hearts.” Here he repeats the…

Order of Service, March 24, 2019

Introduction In 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1, the apostle Paul calls the church to holiness. He explains that the nature of God demands it. He further explains that God promises to be with his holy church and love his holy people as a father. In view of God’s promises, Paul challenges the church to cleanse itself from…

Order of Service, March 17, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day, Mark Buhr will be filling the pulpit. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship     John 8:31-32 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 27     Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee Worship through Giving Congregational Response, Hymn 462      Doxology Hymn 71     My Redeemer Scripture Reading     Romans 6:1-14 Pastoral Prayer Hymn HBC 25     I Love The Church…