The Lord’s Day ~ July 28, 2019
The Preparation for Worship
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36)
Prelude and Silent Prayer
Welcome and Announcements
The Adoration of God
Call to Worship – Isaiah 63:16
*Psalm of Praise – 206, ARP Psalter (Psalm 149)
Speaker: Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
All: For His mercy endures forever. (Ps.136:1)
*The Invocation and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
*The Hymn of Exaltation – Hymn 1
(All People That on Earth Do Dwell)
The Responsive Reading – Psalm 110, p. 825
*Response of Praise (Have thine own way, Lord!)
Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Thou are the potter; I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still.
The Confession of Sin
The Call to Repentance - 1 John 3:1-3
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
The Prayer of Confession (a moment of silent confession)
O LORD, do not rebuke us in Your anger, nor chasten us in Your hot displeasure. Have mercy on us, O LORD, for we are weak; our souls are greatly troubled. Return, O LORD, and deliver us. Save us for your mercies’ sake, for we are weary with our groaning. May those who work iniquity depart from us, for You have heard the voice of our weeping. LORD, You have heard our supplication; You will receive our prayer. Let all who sin against You be ashamed and greatly troubled; let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly. Save us, we ask, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. (Psalm 6)
The Assurance of Pardon – Galatians 1:4,5 "He gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever."
*The Hymn of Gratitude – Hymn 521
(My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less)
The Means of Grace
The Pastoral Prayer
The Worship of Giving
*The Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*The Prayer of Dedication
The Scripture – John 5:39
The Sermon – What the Bible Is All About
The Response and Blessing
*The Hymn of Consecration – Hymn 647, vv. 1-4
(How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds)
We welcome all who are visiting with us today. The Pastor and elders are available after the service to pray with you or speak with you about your salvation. Children are encouraged to stay in the sanctuary for worship. A nursery is provided if needed.
Prayer Meeting will meet this week on Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday, August 4, we observe the Lord's Supper.
Nursery - Today: Deby Wright Next Sunday: Carol Rookstool
July Church Cleaning – Loving, Taylor
Christ in the Old Testament
Christ is the sum and substance of the Old Testament. To Him the earliest promises pointed in the days of Adam, and Enoch, and Noah, and Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob. To Him every sacrifice pointed in the ceremonial worship appointed at Mount Sinai. Of Him every high priest was a type, and every part of the tabernacle was a shadow, and every judge and deliverer of Israel was a figure.
He was the prophet like unto Moses, whom the Lord God promised to send, and the King of the house of David, who came to be David’s Lord as well as son. He was the Son of the virgin, and the Lamb, foretold by Isaiah,—the righteous Branch mentioned by Jeremiah,—the true Shepherd, foreseen by Ezekiel,—the Messenger of the Covenant, promised by Malachi,—and the Messiah, who, according to Daniel, was to be cut off, though not for Himself.
The further we read in the volume of the Old Testament, the clearer do we find the testimony about Christ. The light which the inspired writers enjoyed in ancient days was, at best, but dim, compared to that of the Gospel. But the coming Person they all saw afar off, and on whom they all fixed their eyes, was one and the same. The Spirit, which was in them, testified of Christ. (1 Pet. 1:11.)
Do we stumble at this saying? Do we find it hard to see Christ in the Old Testament, because we do not see His name? Let us be sure that the fault is all our own. It is our spiritual vision which is to blame, and not the Book. The eyes of our understanding need to be enlightened. The veil has yet to be taken away.
Let us pray for a more humble, childlike, and teachable spirit, and let us take up ‘Moses and the prophets’ again. Christ is there, though our eyes may not yet have seen Him. May we never rest till we can subscribe to our Lord’s words about the Old Testament Scriptures, ‘They are they which testify of me.’ (John 5:39)”
– J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on John
The ARP Church has published a Psalter in conjunction with Crown and Covenant Publications. Read here about the Preface and History of Psalm singing in the ARPC.