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By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples

December 13, 2020 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 15:1–15:14

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”  

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 1:46-55

The Magnificat

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked o the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me bless; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Hymn of Praise*                                                                             #214

“Angels We Have Heard on High”

Invocation*

Confession of Faith               

The Cannons of Dort—The Second Head of Doctrine—The Death of Christ, and the Redemption of Men Thereby

Q:  What is the second article?

A: Since therefore we are unable to make that satisfaction in our own persons or to delier ourselves from the wrath of God, He hath been pleased in His infinite mercy to give His only begotten Son, for our surety, who was made sin, and became a curse for us and in our stead, that He might make satisfaction to divine justice on our behalf.

B: What is the third article?

  1. The death of the Son of God is the only and most perfect sacrifice and satisfaction for sin, and is of infinite worth and value, abundantly sufficient to expiate the sins of the whole world.

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 102:15-17

Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory. For the Lord builds up Zion; he appears in his glory; he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer.

Hymn of Thanks*                                                                           #207

“Good Christian Men, Rejoice”    

Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Leviticus 19:9-18; Galatians 5:16-26

Doxology*                                            #731

Preaching of God’s Word                                    

“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples.”

John 15:1-14

RE Jim Claycomb

Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                  #221

“Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming”          

Benediction*             

Postlude*