This Lord’s Day is Reformation Sunday, a day that remembers the hard-fought gains achieved by men such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and a host of others. All Protestant churches—even those that are not technically Reformed—owe a debt to these men who suffered, and sometimes laid down their lives, to purify the doctrine of the churches. They recovered the core of the gospel, usually encapsulated in “five solas” (sola meaning “alone”): Scripture alone is our authority; justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone. And all of this is for the glory of God alone. This is the gospel.
This Lord’s Day we will acknowledge Reformation Day as we observe the Lord’s Table during the worship service.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 96:1-4
Explanation of the Lord’s Table Pastor Thomas
Hymn 238 How Sweet and Awful is the Place
I. The foundation of our mission: Scripture Alone
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Hymn 412 No Other Plea
II. The message of our mission: Justification . . .
A. By Grace Alone,
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:8-10
B. Through Faith Alone,
Scripture: Galatians 2:15-16
C. Because of Christ Alone.
Scripture: Acts 4:10-12
Hymn 362 Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
Fellowship of the Bread
Fellowship of the Cup
III. The purpose of our mission: The Glory of God Alone
Scripture: Romans 11:33-36
Hymn Insert Give Praise to God
Worship through Giving
Hymn Insert Though All Our Life is Like a Scroll
Prayer Response Eric Hicks, Jr.
Benediction John Miles