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Descended from Heaven... to be lifted up

August 9, 2020 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 3:13–3:37

LORD’S DAY WORSHIP

August 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Worship of the Triune God is our most important duty.  John 4:23-24 says that God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth.  As you worship today, purpose to enter fully into the praise offered by singing, in joyful giving of tithes and offerings, in prayer, and in carefully listening to God speak through the reading and preaching of His Word.  May our sovereign Lord receive glory as you actively worship Him.

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Introit                 “Come We that Love the Lord ”                      Choir

Please use this time to set your hearts on Christ and pray for the Word, our worship, and that holiness and reverence will be known among us.

Call to Worship                                                         Hebrews 4:14-15

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hymn of Praise*           “Now Thank We All Our God”               #98

Invocation*

Confession of Faith                                               The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell.  The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                         1 John 2:1-2

(WCF Chapter XV, section III; Although repentance be not to be rested in, as any satisfaction for sin, or any cause of the pardon thereof, which is the act of God’s free grace in Christ; yet it is of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it.)

 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                1 John 2:3-5

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.  Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him...

Hymn of Thanks*      “O Breath of Life Come Sweeping Through Us”      #341

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Proverbs 30:4-10; Philippians 2:1-15

Doxology*                                           #731

Preaching of God’s Word                                   Jim Claycomb, Elder

“Descended from heaven… to be lifted up”

John 3:13-37

Hymn of Affirmation*    “O Praise the Lord, O Thank the Lord”           #52

Benediction*   

Postlude*