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What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

December 6, 2020 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 6:60–6:68


Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”  

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*                                                               Luke 1:67-79

And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying,

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us  that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.  And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,  to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Hymn of Praise*                                                                             #195

“Joy to the World, the Lord has Come”


Confession of Faith               

Westminster Confession of Faith VIII—Of Christ the Mediator

Q How does section III read?

The Lord Jesus, in His human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure, having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell; to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, He might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety. Which office He took not unto Himself, but was thereunto called by His Father, who put all power and judgment into His hand, and gave Him commandment to execute the same.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                      Psalm 102:1-2

Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress!  Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                 Psalm 94:18

When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

Hymn of Thanks*                                                                          Insert

“How Deep the Father’s Love”    

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Daniel 7:13-14; Ephesians 4:1-16

Doxology*                                            #731

Preaching of God’s Word                                    

“What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?”

John 6:60-68

RE Jim Claycomb

Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                  #194

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”