Order of Service

Order of Service, January 22, 2023

Introduction The sermon for this Lord’s Day is the second of two messages designed to introduce a new sermon series. The series will follow the path laid out in a famous historical confession of faith, topic by topic. Some might ask why if a document produced centuries ago is relevant for today. The author of…

Order of Service, January 15, 2023

Introduction This Lord’s Day we launch a new sermon series entitled, Truth Matters. The messages will follow the topics discussed in a new publication by Pastor Brandon Crawford, The Baptist Confession of Faith and Catechism for Dispensational Churches, which takes a fresh look at a confession of faith written in 1689. Two sermons will introduce…

Order of Service, January 8, 2023

Prayer Emphasis Sunday Introduction Each January we mark a tradition in our church: Prayer Emphasis Sunday. This Lord’s Day we will focus on the subject of prayer and be reminded of the essential role it plays in the outworking of the plan of God for his people. Each of the hymns selected helps develop this…

Order of Service, January 1, 2023

Introduction The Gospel of Luke comes to a climax in chapter 24. The dominant theme in this chapter is that the Scriptures (Old Testament) predicted both the suffering and resurrection of the Christ as the necessary prelude to the promised kingdom. At the conclusion, Luke briefly summarizes the mission Jesus gave to his followers to…

Order of Service, December 25, 2022

Christmas Day Introduction Every Sunday we gather for worship to remember the Lord Jesus who was raised from the dead on the first day of the week. This week, our worship gathering will occur on Christmas Day, a rare Sunday that marks both the beginning and end of our Savior’s first advent. The apostle John…

Order of Service, December 18, 2023

Introduction As Luke draws close to the conclusion of his book, he records Jesus’ words as he entrusted his followers with a message and mission. The message is the good news of forgiveness declared in the Scriptures and secured by Christ’s death and resurrection. The mission is global in scope, proclamational in nature, and empowered…

Order of Service, December 11, 2022

Introduction Two unknown disciples hurried to Jerusalem late on Resurrection Day to share with the other believers the truth about Jesus’ death. They learned this truth in the Scriptures as taught by Jesus along the road to Emmaus. As they explained these things, Jesus suddenly appeared among them. The account that follows (Luke 24:36-43) describes…

Order of Service, December 4, 2022

Introduction As we previously studied Luke 24:13-27, we “eavesdropped” on a conversation that took place on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the first Resurrection Day. The conversation occurred between two obscure disciples and the risen Christ, though he walked with them incognito. The disciples were forlorn and agitated because Jesus was crucified. So,…

Order of Service, November 27, 2022

Introduction Joel Owen will preach the morning message this Lord’s Day from Psalm 34. He will use the testimony of David in this psalm to help us develop a “theology of trials.” The hymns selected for the service help encourage us to rest secure in the character and promises of God. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude…

Order of Service, November 20, 2022

Introduction On Resurrection Day, two followers of Jesus left Jerusalem and walked to the little town of Emmaus. On the way, they aired their discouragement, frustration, and confusion caused by the death of Jesus. But then, the Lord Jesus, incognito, joined them on their journey. He confronted their lack of faith and proceeded to show…