The Lord's Day, June 20, 2021

"Now therefore, we are all here in the presence of God to hear
all that yo
u 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

Choral Praise                           

#170     Fairest Lord Jesus

Psalm of Adoration

link        Psalm 91:1-16 (tune: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus)

#731        Doxology

Call to Confession

Jeremiah 3:12-13a

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.

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Isaiah 66:1-2

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.

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

Proverbs 11:23-25

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.

Sermon

"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

Benediction