Order of Service

Order of Service, February 11, 2024

Introduction In last Sunday’s sermon text, Paul exposed the error of false teachers who misused the Law of Moses. This Lord’s Day we will see how Paul counters their error. He presents himself as the ultimate example of the what the gospel of grace can achieve. Without law-keeping, Christ saved Paul, the very worst of…

Order of Service, February 4, 2024

Introduction In 1 Timothy 1:8-11, the apostle Paul addressed an important aspect of the false teaching taking place in the churches in Ephesus. The issue was the misuse of the Law of Moses. Having instructed Timothy to confront and correct the false teachers (1:3-7), Paul counters their error by stressing that the Law is good…

Order of Service, January 28, 2024

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. Our guest speaker is Michael Harding, pastor of First Baptist Church…

Order of Service, January 21, 2024

Introduction Last week we began a study of Paul’s first letter to Timothy. This Lord’s Day, we will begin to read the body of the letter (1 Timothy 1:3-7) and find there that the churches in Ephesus were under the harmful influence of false teachers. Paul charged Timothy to confront them. The hymns in the…

Order of Service, January 7, 2024

Introduction The worship service this Lord’s Day is dedicated to observance of the Lord’s Table.  Consequently, we will build the entire service around this rite.  In this service, we will reflect on Isaiah’s vision of the exalted Lord (Isaiah 6:1-8). PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship       Psalm 99:1-5 Invocation Explanation of Communion Service PROCLAMATION…

Order of Service, December 31, 2023

Introduction This Lord’s Day we will look at Psalm 1 where we will find an encouraging description of the believer, “the righteous” and “blessed man,” and a sobering description of the unbeliever, “the wicked.” The message from the passage will set forth the believer as one preoccupied with God’s Word, “the Law of the Lord”…

Order of Service, December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas! Introduction This Lord’s Day we will remember the first advent of our Lord Jesus. He came into a world that is in desperate need. Our sermon text reveals that some watched for him with expectant faith and welcomed him with worship. But they were a small minority of people. Others ignored him—and some…

Order of Service, December 17, 2023

Introduction This Lord’s Day, the sermon text will describe the nativity of Jesus from Joseph’s perspective. When he discovered Mary’s condition, he might have wondered whose child she carried. What he knew for certain was that he was not the father. It took and angelic intervention to prepare him for what would follow. The sermon…

Order of Service, December 3, 2023

Introduction This Lord’s Day we conclude our study of Brandon Crawford’s revision of the Baptist Confession of Faith. The topic is, “The Last Judgments.” The sermon text (2 Thessalonians 1:5-12) gives us a glimpse of what the Lord has in store for those who trust Him and those who do not. The elements of this…

Order of Service, November 26, 2023

Introduction The 31st chapter of the Baptist Confession of Faith focuses on “The State of Man After Death.” The sermon text for this service will explore a passage in which the Apostle Paul redirects our attention from this the “light momentary affliction” that marks our current, temporal existence, to the “eternal weight of glory beyond…