Order Of Service, November 7, 2021

Introduction

This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table. The service will focus on John 16:7-15. On the night before Jesus died, he promised that he would send the Holy Spirit to the apostles after completing his own mission. The text explains the Spirit’s mission: its basis (the completed work of Christ), its task (calling people from the world to Christ), and its means (the completed message of Jesus given to the apostles). The passage enlarges our understanding of what Jesus died to accomplish. He not only achieved our personal salvation, but he set in motion a global mission for his own glory.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

Call to Worship     Psalm 103:10-14

Invocation

Hymn 51     Jesus Shall Reign

Explanation of the Lord’s Table

Invocation

PROCLAMATION

Hymn 238     How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

Lord’s Table Message
Christ and the Holy Spirit’s Mission
John 16:7-15
Steven Thomas

Today’s take-home truth: At the Table we remember that Christ sent the Holy Spirit on mission to the world.

I.     The Spirit builds on Christ’s finished work. 7

Scripture reading: Colossians 1:18-22

Hymn 133     Hark! the Voice of Love and Mercy

II.     The Spirit rescues people out of the world to Christ. 8-11

A.     He speaks to the whole world. 8
B.     He convinces all kinds of people of the truth. 9-11

Scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

Hymn Insert     Lord, ‘Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee

III.      The Spirit uses the completed message of Christ to accomplish his mission. 16:12-15

A.     The message is truth. 13
B.     The message is complete truth. 12-13
C.     The message is authoritative truth. 13, 15
D.     The message is glorious truth. 14

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

Hymn 333     How Sad Our State

Fellowship of the Bread
Fellowship of the Cup

RESPONSE

Hymn Insert     Here Is Love

Prayer Response     John Miles

Benediction     John Miles