Order of Service, September 21, 2019


The apostle Paul brought the letter to a conclusion in 2 Corinthians 13:1-10. He spoke directly, warning of discipline for those who reject the truth. He called for self-examination, counseling the Corinthians to implement biblical change or face severe consequences. He desired the former outcome but stood prepared to launch the latter. From this passage we learn that the biblical assembly maintains discipline to protect its members and preserve the truth.

The hymn selection in this service focuses on the church—Christ’s plan for the church and our love for it.



Call to Worship     Psalm 138:1-2



Hymn 52     Crown Him with Many Crowns

Worship through Giving
Response: 73     Holy Savior, We Adore Thee

Hymn 225      The Living Stone

Hymn HBC 25      I Love The Church

Scripture Reading      Revelation 21:1-14

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 220     Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

Note: This hymn uses the imagery of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21) to describe the future perfection of the church in the presence of the Lord.

Message     Truth or Consequences
2 Corinthians 13:1-10
Pastor Steven Thomas


Hymn Insert     Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

Note: Paul’s wrap up of 2 Corinthians is a convicting message. He called the Corinthians to repentance and his message still resonates with the churches today. This hymn, sung to a reflective tune, encourages us to look within, repent and be done with sin, and rejoice in the forgiveness the Lord stands ready to give.

Prayer Response     Mark Buhr

Benediction      John Miles