Order of Service, September 1, 2019

Introduction

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Paul advances his argument against the false teachers troubling Corinth. The section that has been called “The Fool’s Speech.” He steps into his opponents’ arena, laying out his credentials in contrast to theirs. Like them, he foolishly “boasts,” however, he does not boast about his heritage, character, or accomplishments. Paul’s qualifications for useful service were his weakness. His point is that God displays his glory by working through frail, weak servants.

In the hymn selections for this worship service, we will begin with songs about God’s glory and worthiness of our praise. However, the rest of the hymns will speak of our unworthiness, our depravity, our incapacity to be or do what we ought. These are a reminder of our weakness and utter dependence on the God of grace to work in us and through us.

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Prelude

Call to Worship     Psalm 61:1-2

Invocation

PROCLAMATION

Hymn 60     Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Worship through Giving
Hymn 72     Glory Be to God the Father

Hymn 141     Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

Scripture Reading      Psalm 8:1-9

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 150     ‘Tis the Christ

Hymn 247     Amazing Grace

Message     “The Theology of Glory”—A Fool’s Boast
2 Corinthians 11:16-33
Pastor Steven Thomas

RESPONSE

Hymn 362     Rock of Ages

Prayer Response     John Miles

Benediction      John Miles