Order of Service

Order of Service, December 8, 2019

Introduction On this Lord’s Day we remember and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The sermon will explore the rich truths contained in the message of the angels recorded in Luke 2:8-20. Our singing in this wonderful worship service will remind us of their announcement that called the shepherds to worship Christ, the…

Order of Service, December 1, 2019

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Luke tells the story of the birth of Jesus. He tells is briefly and without fanfare. The Lord Jesus came into the world in a humble estate. Even so, we see the hand of God at work in the simple details. We will find Jesus’ humble…

Order of Service, November 24, 2019

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Luke records a prophetic word given through Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father. The song rehearses the promises the Lord made to Israel, especially to Abraham. The promises find fulfillment in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus. Zechariah compares Him to the sunrise that dispels the darkness.…

Order of Service, November 17, 2019

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist. When she and her husband confirmed that their son’s name was John, Zachariah immediately regained his ability to speak. The crowd that had gathered to celebrate the circumcision of John was amazed and wondered what sort of man John…

Order of Service, November 10, 2019

Introduction Last week we examined the announcement Elizabeth (John the Baptist’s mother) made regarding God’s blessing on the virgin Mary (Luke 1:39-46). In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Luke records Mary’s response to God’s incomprehensible miracle (Luke 1:46-56). It is a poetic work often called The Magnificat (a Latin translation of her opening…

Order of Service, November 3, 2019

Introduction The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would miraculously conceive and bear the Son of God. He also informed her of the miraculous conception of her relative, Elizabeth. The young Mary promptly made the arduous journey to visit Elizabeth. Luke’s description of their meeting is filled with signs of the sovereign work of…

Order of Service, October 27, 2019

Introduction Missions Emphasis Week Each year at HBC we set aside a week to focus attention on the mission that we have in this world. This Sunday begins our Missions Emphasis Week. Traditionally, we begin the week with the observance of the Lord’s Table. Together, we remember Christ, whose mission is now our mission (Acts…

Order of Service, October 20, 2019

Introduction In Luke 1:5-25, we saw that 400 years of silence was broken. God gave no prophetic word to Israel from the time of Malachi until the Day that Gabriel announced to the priest Zechariah that he and his wife would have a son in their old age. This son would be the greatest prophet…

Order of Service, October 13, 2019

Introduction The last prophet of the Old Testament, Malachi, foretold the coming of the Lord in judgment and redemption. After Malachi, prophecy fell silent for 400 years. All of that changed in the sermon text for this Lord’s Day. God promised a priest, Zechariah, and his wife a child in their old age. This child…

Order of Service, October 6, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day we begin a new sermon series that will take us through the Gospel of Luke. Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called the “synoptic Gospels” because that have a shared perspective on the life of Christ. Though their content overlaps in places, Luke has more unique material than the other two. This…