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The Father who sent Me has Himself borne witness about Me

November 8, 2020 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 5:31–47

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                                                                                       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.


Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart


Spirt of God, descend upon my heart;

wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;

stoop my weakness mighty as thou art,

and make me love thee as I ought to love.


I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,

no sudden rending of the veil of clay,

no angel visitant, no op’ning skies;

but take the dimness of my soul away.


Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,

one holy passion filling all my frame;

the baptism of the heav’n descended Dove,

my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.


Call to Worship*                                                            Psalm 96:7-12

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! 

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!  Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” 

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!

Hymn of Praise*           

“Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”               #12


Confession of Faith                     Heidelberg Catechism Question 1

Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death?

A. That I am not my own, but belong— body and soul, in life and in death— to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                        Romans 3:20

…by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                               Romans 5:17

…because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, (Adam) much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

Hymn of Thanks*      

“We Rest on Thee”      #449

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Deuteronomy 17:6, 19:15

2 Corinthians 13:1-11

Doxology*                                            #731


Preaching of God’s Word                                   Jim Claycomb, Elder              

“The Father who sent Me has Himself borne witness about Me”

John 5:31-47

Hymn of Affirmation*    

“Happy the Home When God Is There”           #720




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