Sunday, September 20, 2017
Order of Service
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Boswell, Papa and Bleecker)
Adoration & Praise
Give to Our God Immortal Praise (Watts and Hatton)
Call to Confession: Matthew 9:10-13
"And as Jesus reclined at table in the house,
behold, many tax collectors and sinners came
and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples.
And when the Pharisees saw this,
they said to his disciples,
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
But when he heard it, he said,
“Those who are well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick.
Go and learn what this means:
I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’
For I came not to call the righteous,
God be Merciful to Me (Psalm 51)
Gospel & Thanksgiving
Assurance of Pardon: John 6:37-40
"All that the Father gives me will come to me,
and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
For I have come down from heaven,
not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.
And this is the will of him who sent me,
that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me,
but raise it up on the last day.
For this is the will of my Father,
that everyone who looks on the Son
and believes in him should have eternal life
and I will raise him up on the last day.”
The Power of the Cross (Getty and Townend)
Intercession for Students & Teachers
Spirit of the Living God (Iverson)
Sermon Text: Romans 11:7-15
What then? Israel failed to obtain
what it was seeking.
The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,
as it is written,
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
eyes that would not see
and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.”
And David says,
“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
and bend their backs forever.”
So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall?
By no means!
Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles,
so as to make Israel jealous.
Now if their trespass means riches for the world,
and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles,
how much more will their full inclusion mean!
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles.
Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles,
I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous,
and thus save some of them.
For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world,
what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?
Sermon: God's Glorious Gospel: The Righteousness God Requires
"Mercy to the World" (Keith Doyle)
Facing a Task Unfinished (Cash, DeBarra, and Getty)
All Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.