Order of Service, April 2, 2023


Our continuation series, Truth Matters, follows the topics found in The Baptist Confession of Faith (Brandon Crawford). Chapter 6 sets the topic for this Lord’s Day: “The Fall of Man.” We will explore what the Bible says about the origin of sin and its continuing effects.

The hymns selected for this service present the reality of our sin and point to Jesus Christ as God’s gracious solution to the sin problem.



Call to Worship:     Psalm 27:1-4



Hymn 333       How Sad Our State

Note: Without the Word of God, the state of all humanity would be hopeless and helpless. But the voice of sovereign grace calls from the pages of Scripture, summoning us to saving, transforming faith.

Worship through Giving

Hymn 141       Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?

Note: Isaac Watts laments the depth of our sins and shows stunned amazement that Christ would die for us.

Was it for crimes that I have done,
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Regret is insufficient to deal with sin. Forgiveness required the death of “Christ, the mighty Maker . . . for man, the creature’s sin.”

Scripture Reading     Psalm 32:1-11

Note: Sin is universal. Guilt lays a heavy burden on everyone. But “blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” Christ is the One who made the blessing of forgiveness possible.

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn (Insert)       Depth of Mercy

Note: This moving hymn confesses sin in vivid language and communicates a sense of shame.  It humbly expresses amazement at the ongoing availability of God’s mercy. Jesus, through his death, “disarms the wrath of God” so that now the Father “receives me with his love.” Praise God that his mercy is never depleted by our sin.

Message: How Sad Our State By Nature Is
Genesis 3:1-24
Pastor Steven Thomas


Hymn (Insert)       Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Wretched

Note: We conclude this worship service with a hymn that gives voice to our gospel message.  We call “sinners, poor and wretched,” to come to Jesus. The lost must come to him for saving forgiveness; believers must come to him for sanctifying forgiveness. Come to him! Why would you delay!

Prayer Response:      Steve Eubank

Benediction:      John Miles