The Lord’s Day, September 12, 2021 ~ 11:00AM
Click on the highlighted words below to open up links to tunes and other supplemental resources. Click here to view/listen to the sermon once it is posted to YouTube. Or click here to listen on sermonaudio. All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (TPH). All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV). FP=Forms and Prayers books. *=please stand if you are able.
*Call to Worship ~ Psalm 134
*Prayer of Invocation
*God’s Greetings ~ Revelation 1:4-5
*Song of Praise ~ Psalm 135:1, 2, 4 “O Praise the LORD! His Praise Proclaim!” (tune)
Reading of God’s Law ~ Deuteronomy 5:6-21 (p. 150)
Prayer of Confession (FP 100)
Our Father, we are sinful, and You are holy. We recognize that we have heard in Your law difficult words, knowing how often we have offended You in thought, word, and deed, not only by obvious violations, but by failing to conform to its perfect commands, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. Apart from Christ, there is nothing in us that gives us reason for hope; for where we thought we were well, we are sick in soul. Where we thought we were holy, we are in truth unholy and ungrateful. Our hearts are filled with the love of the world; our minds are dark and are assailed by doubts; our wills are too often given to selfishness and our bodies to laziness and unrighteousness. By sinning against our neighbors, we have also sinned against You, in whose image they were created. In this time of silent confession, we bring You our particular sins.
*Declaration of Pardon ~ Romans 4:25; 10:9-10 (pp. 942, 946)
*Song of Thanksgiving ~ #377 “Join All the Glorious Names” (tune)
Congregational Prayer, followed by The Lord’s Prayer (FP 98)
Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your 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 yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
*Song of Preparation ~ Psalm 131B “Not Haughty Is My Heart” (tune)
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading ~ Matthew 16:24-28 (p. 822)
Sermon ~ “The Cost of Discipleship”
Written by: Dr. John Murray (see note below)
Read by: Elder Shane Williams
Prayer of Application
*Song of Application ~ #513:1-4 “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken” (tune)
Presentation of Offerings
*Song of Praise ~ #570 “Doxology” (tune)
*God’s Blessing ~ Hebrews 13:20-21, 25
Note: The sermon was prepared by the late Dr. John Murray (1898-1975), recognized in his own lifetime as one of the leading Reformed theologians in the English-speaking world. He taught Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary for more than 30 years.