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, August 7, 2022

Introduction It is our pleasure to have as our speaker this Lord’s Day, missionary Michael Carlyle. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship:     Habakkuk 3:1-4 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 59     All Creatures of our God and King Scripture Reading       Psalm 2:1-12 Hymn 362     Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me Pastoral Prayer Hymn 462:     Be Thou My Vision Message:  The Obedience of…

July 31, 2022

Introduction In Luke 22:31-34 Jesus foretold Peter’s failure. Despite his bold assertion that he, of all people, would never fail to follow Jesus before the night was finished he would deny Jesus three times. The text reveals that Satan attempted to undermine the entire band of followers by causing Peter to fall away. But Jesus…

Order of Service, July 24, 2022

Introduction The scene is still the upper room where Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples (Luke 22:24-30). The blessings of hindsight deepen the offensiveness of what we see: the disciples bickered with a spirit of contentious rivalry, vying for position in the Kingdom. Ironically, they had missed the example of their Leader who…

Order of Service, July 17, 2022

Introduction Luke 22:14-23 contains an account of the Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the night before he died. Though it was a meal designed to remember God’s deliverance of Israel from slavery, Jesus used it as an analogy of the deliverance from sin he would secure on the cross. Thus, it marked…

Order of Service, July 10, 2022

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 22:7-13), Jesus oversees the preparation for his Passover meal with the disciples. Jesus embraces the imagery of the Passover to describe what he will accomplish the next day. He is the Lamb of God delivered up in sacrifice for our sins. The hymns in this…

Order of Service, July 3, 2022

Introduction This Lord’s Day, our sermon series comes to Luke 22:1-6. It includes the first details of the plot to kill Jesus. Judas, the betrayer, will make his agreement with the religious leaders who hated our Lord. It is unthinkable that one of the disciples would plot to bring about Jesus’ death. Luke includes an…

Order of Service, June 26, 2022

Introduction Luke 21:5-38 contains Luke’s account of Jesus’ Olivet Discourse. The theme of the passage is the Second Coming of Christ, both the circumstances of the current age leading up to his return and the event itself. In the final paragraph of the text (Luke 21:34-38), Jesus challenged his hearers to live with constant expectation…

Order of Service, June 19, 2022

Introduction In Luke 21:29-33, Jesus told a parable about a fig tree. Just as the appearance of leaves on the tree signals the imminent approach of summer, so the events Jesus described in the previous paragraph (Luke 21:25-28) will signal his imminent return to the earth. He finished the parable with an explanation that makes…

Order of Service, June 5, 2022

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, we come to Jesus’ description of his Second Coming. It will be a day of joy for his followers, but a day of dread, distress, and death for his enemies. It concludes with a message to Christians alive at that time, yet significant to believers in…

Order of Service, May 29, 2022

Introduction In Luke 21:20-24, Jesus continued his description of the global events that would come to pass because Israel rejected him. This text uses language that could apply to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. However, a closer look reveals that Jesus looked beyond the first century to the years immediately…