The sermon text for this Lord’s Day introduces John the Baptist’s powerful ministry and message. The key word that summaries his message is “repent.”
The hymns selected for the service acknowledge our sinful state and express a penitential cry for mercy and forgiveness. The hymns at the beginning and end of the service rejoice in the work of Christ that guarantees cleansing and forgiveness to all who turn to him in repentant faith.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Isaiah 55:6-11
Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn Doxology
Hymn 333 How Sad Our State
Hymn 137 When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Scripture Reading Psalm 51
Hymn Insert (vv. 1-6) God Be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51)
Message John the Baptist: “Repent”
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn 371 It is Well with My Soul
Prayer Response Eric Hicks, Jr.
Benediction John Miles