Order of Service, May 19, 2019

Introduction: This Lord’s Day it is our pleasure to have Dr. Ryan Martin as our guest speaker. He serves as pastor of First Baptist Church, Granite Falls, Minnesota. His sermon will focus on the victory that belongs to those who trust the risen Christ.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Call to Worship     Heidelberg Catechism Q1

  1. What is thy only comfort in life and in death? 
    That I, with body and soul, both in life and in death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ, who with His precious blood has fully satisfied for all my sins, and redeemed me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me, that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must work together for my salvation. Wherefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me heartily willing and ready henceforth to live unto Him.

Invocation

Prepared Music (Choir)     I Am Not My Own
LYRICS: Susan Boersma
MUSIC: Craig Courtney

PROCLAMATION

Hymn 156     Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Note: This anthem of praise is often heard on Easter Sunday. However, each Sunday is a divine gift to remind us that we trust a risen Lord.

Worship through Giving
Response      Doxology

Hymn 335     And Can It Be?

Note: Charles Wesley’s marvelous hymn rehearses the story of gospel grace extended to such undeserving sinners like us. It concludes with the confidence we have because we are united with Christ, our “living Head.”

Scripture Reading      Philippians 3:2-4:1

Note: Paul warned the church in Philippi against those who attempt to earn their salvation. Instead, Paul depended on a righteousness that comes only through faith in Christ. His one desire was to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn Insert     Before the Throne of God Above

Note: The risen Christ intercedes for us; he secures our perseverance and our final salvation. “Behold Him there! The risen Lamb! . . . One with Himself, I cannot die!”

Message     Victory in Our Risen Jesus
1 Corinthians 15:53-57
Pastor Ryan Martin

RESPONSE

Hymn Insert     I Know that My Redeemer Lives

Note: We conclude with a response of confident faith. “I know that my Redeemer lives . . . . He lives, all glory to His name!”

Prayer Response

Benediction ……………………………………………………………………. John Miles