Order of Service, January 6, 2019

This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table. On these occasions we build the entire worship service around the communion remembrance. The focus in this service will be 1 John 1:8-9.


Call to Worship    1 Corinthians 10:16-17


Explanation of Communion Service

Hymn 238      How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

Today’s take-home truth: Christians confess their sins at the Table and find there a Father who always forgives.

   I.      Confession of sin identifies those who truly believe. 8

A.        Those who do not practice confession are self-deceived.

B.        Those who do not practice confession have no relationship with God.

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-17

Hymn 333    How Sad Our State

  II.      Confession of sin rests on the character of God. 9a

A.        God is faithful, so he always keeps his promises.

B.        God is just, so he always does what is right.

Scripture: Psalm 111:1-10

Hymn 60     Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

III.      Confession of sin results in restoration with the Father. 9b

A.        Our confession brings the Father’s forgiveness.

B.        Our confession brings the Father’s cleansing.

Scripture: Psalm 32:1-11

Hymn 675     Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

Distribution of the Bread

Distribution of the Cup

Hymn 81     Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!

Prayer Response