The Lord's Day, June 20, 2021
"Now therefore, we are all here in the presence of God to hear
all that you have been commanded by the Lord." Acts 10:33
Call to Worship
Psalm 124 selected verses
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side—let Israel now say—
if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive;
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Prayer of Invocation
#170 Fairest Lord Jesus
Psalm of Adoration
Call to Confession
Corporate Confession of Sin
Psalm 25:11, 16-18
For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.
Assurance of Pardon
Thus says the LORD; ‘Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.’
Westminster Confession of Faith
Of God's Eternal Decree 3.1
God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely, and unchangeably, ordain whatsoever comes to pass: and yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath. One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
"It Is Better for You that One Man Should Die"
The Power of God for Salvation
John 11:45-57 Part 1
Hymn of Response
#48 O Lord Most High, with All My Heart