Each week we post an Order of Service for the upcoming Lord’s Day worship service. It gives a preview of the sermon content and explains how each element of the service supports the theme of the message. We carefully select songs for the teaching value of the lyrics (Colossians 3:16). Use the links in each post to preview the lyrics of the songs. Please read Understanding Worship at HBC for an explanation of the contribution made by each element of the service.

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Order of Service, December 16, 2018

Introduction Our study of 2 Corinthians brings us to a text that reminds us that the Christian mission faces great opposition in this world. The “god of this world,” Satan, works to blind the minds of unbelievers to prevent them from seeing the light of the gospel. Yet, “we do not lose heart” because we…

Order of Service, December 9, 2018

Introduction Paul laid out the truth that the Law of Moses has been annulled, displaced by a glorious new covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6-11). In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, he further explains that those who try to come to God through the Law are blind. But the Spirit of God shines the light…

Order of Service, December 2, 2018

Introduction In 2 Corinthians 2:14, Paul digressed from the main purpose of his letter, taking opportunity to exult in the glory of the ministry. In last week’s text (3:1-6), he explained that he was not sufficient for a task of such magnitude, but that his sufficiency comes from God. In this week’s text, he further…

Order of Service, November 25, 2018

Introduction: In last Sunday’s text (2 Corinthians 2:14-17), Paul laid out the true nature of ministry. Christ vanquished us and now uses us to spread the knowledge of God. The result is that some who hear the message receive it and live, but the rest hear it and are confirmed in their condemnation. Either way,…

Order of Service, November 18, 2018

Introduction: Second Corinthians began in a rather dismal way with Paul defending his integrity and authority as an apostle. In today’s sermon text, Paul breaks off his distasteful taste to express his joy over the privilege of serving the gospel. His exultation begins in 2:14 to continues into chapter 7. One author calls the subject…

Order of Service, November 11, 2018

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (2 Corinthians 2:5-11) gives us insight into the life of this first century church. Paul guided them through a complex disciplinary matter. Principles he set in place proved fruitful, bringing repentance and restoration to a man who previously was disruptive to the ministry. In this passage Paul…

Order of Service, November 4, 2018

Lord’s Day November 4, 2018 Introduction This Lord’s Day marks the conclusion of our Missions Emphasis Week. The sermon text is John 4:21-26. During a discussion with a woman beside a well in Samaria, Jesus revealed that he stood on the cusp of a new era—one in which worship would no longer be centralized and…