Order of Service, June 30, 2019

Introduction

This Lord’s Day, Mark Buhr will preach, continuing his extended series through Galatians. The sermon will focus on a single verse, Galatians 5:26. In it, Paul forbids boasting (conceit). The elements of our worship service focus our attention the One who is worthy of all boasting (glory). If we boast, we must boast in Him.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Call to Worship     Jeremiah 9:23-24

Notes: Jeremiah disallows any self-centered boasting. Only the Lord is worthy of our boasting.

Invocation

PROCLAMATION

Hymn 69     O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Notes: This hymn expresses regret that we have only one tongue to proclaim our “Great Redeemer’s Praise.” The “glories of our God and King” would be better served if we each had a thousand tongues to employ in his worship.

Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn     Doxology

Hymn 137     When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Notes: At the cross we encounter the unfathomable depths of God’s grace. Verse one says that the sight of the suffering Savior cancels all our self-reliance and dispels any pride.

Scripture Reading      Psalm 115:1-18

Notes: This Psalm reminds us that no glory belongs to us; all glory belongs to the Name of our great God. He is worthy because of his covenant love, his faithfulness, and his sovereign rule.

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 349     Near the Cross

Notes: Near the Cross, brings us to consider the true ground for our eternal boasting. The refrain prays, “In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever.”

Message     The Root and Results of Boasting
Galatians 5:26
Mark Buhr

RESPONSE

Hymn Insert     I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art

Notes: We respond to the sermon with this powerful declaration that Christ is everything to us. We have no ground for boasting but in Christ. He is the “life by which alone we live, and all our substance and our strength receive.” “Our hope is in no other save in” Him.

Prayer Response     Bill Cunnien

Benediction      John Miles