Sunday, April 29, 2018
Order of Service
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Boswell, Papa & Merker)
Adoration & Praise
All Glory Be to Christ (Kensrue)
His Mercy is More (Boswell & Papa)
Call to Confession: Revelation 1:4-8
Grace to you and peace
from him who is and who was
and who is to come,
and from the seven spirits
who are before his throne,
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead,
and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us
and has freed us from our sins
by his blood
and made us a kingdom,
priests to his God and Father,
to him be glory and dominion
forever and ever. Amen.
Behold, he is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him,
and all tribes of the earth will wail
on account of him.
Even so. Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,”
says the Lord God,
“who is and who was
and who is to come,
Not in Me (Schumacher & Ward)
Gospel & Thanksgiving
Assurance of Pardon: Revelation 1:12-18
Then I turned to see the voice
that was speaking to me,
and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
and in the midst of the lampstands
one like a son of man,
clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash
around his chest.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet
as though dead.
But he laid his right hand on me, saying,
“Fear not, I am the first and the last,
and the living one.
I died, and behold I am alive forevermore,
and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Father of Lights (Davis)
Sermon Text: Romans 14:1-9
"As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him,
but not to quarrel over opinions.
One person believes he may eat anything,
while the weak person eats only vegetables.
Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains,
and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats,
for God has welcomed him.
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another?
It is before his own master that he stands or falls.
And he will be upheld,
for the Lord is able to make him stand.
One person esteems one day as better than another,
while another esteems all days alike.
Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
The one who observes the day,
observes it in honor of the Lord.
The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord,
since he gives thanks to God,
while the one who abstains,
abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.
For none of us lives to himself,
and none of us dies to himself.
For if we live, we live to the Lord,
and if we die, we die to the Lord.
So then, whether we live or whether we die,
we are the Lord's.
For to this end Christ died and lived again,
that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living."
He Will Hold Me Fast (Habershon & Merker)
Sermon: God's Glorious Gospel: The Righteousness God Requires
"Gospel Welcome: Part One" (Aaron Adams)
We Will Feast in the House of Zion (McCracken)
All Scripture Quoted from: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.