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The Whole Counsel

August 30, 2020 Speaker: Bill Schweitzer Series: General Sermons

Topic: Expository


August 30, 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.



Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                 “Adoration”                                  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.


Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;

With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,

Kneel and adore Him: the Lord is His name!


Fear not to enter His presence in poverty,

Bearing no gifts to present as your own.

Bring truth in its beauty and love in its purity—

These are the offerings to lay at His throne.

Call to Worship*                                                         Psalms 92:1-4

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Hymn of Praise*           

“Christ is Made a Sure Foundation”               #343


Confession of Faith                                                     Psalms 91:1-10

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                        Psalm 32:5-6

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                Psalm 32:1-2

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven; whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit, there is no deceit.

Hymn of Thanks*      

“Oh for a Closer Walk with God”      #534

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Ezekiel 3; Acts 20:13-27

Doxology*                                            #733


Preaching of God’s Word                        Bill Schweitzer, Missionary

“The Whole Counsel”

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Hymn of Affirmation*    

“Out of Bondage, Sorrow and Night”           #503




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