In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Luke records a prophetic word given through Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father. The song rehearses the promises the Lord made to Israel, especially to Abraham. The promises find fulfillment in the coming of the Messiah, Jesus. Zechariah compares Him to the sunrise that dispels the darkness.
The elements of the worship service will focus on the themes of the coming of Israel’s Messiah and the Light (or truth) that he brings.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 36:7-9
Worship through Giving
Response: Hymn 72 Glory Be to God the Father
Hymn 87 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Scripture Reading Genesis 17:1-9
Hymn Insert I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Message: The Light that Pierces the Darkness
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn 462 Be Thou My Vision
Prayer Response Mark Buhr
Benediction John Miles