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Smitten by God and Afflicted

January 31, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Isaiah

Topic: Expository Passage: Isaiah 52:13–53:12


Welcome and Announcements

Testimony and Call to Office

Don Walters (Elder Candidate)


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*                                                    Revelation 5:12-13

… “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

Hymn of Praise*                                                                             #246

“Man of Sorrows! What a Name”


Confession of Faith                            Heidelberg Catechism Q66-67

Q66 What are the Sacraments?

A. The Sacraments are visible, holy signs and seals, appointed by God for this end, that by the use thereof He may the more fully declare and seal to us the promise of the Gospel: namely, that He grants us out of free grace the forgiveness of sins and everlasting life, for the sake of the one sacrifice of Christ accomplished on the cross.

Q67 Are both these, then, the Word and the Sacraments, designed to direct our faith to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, as the only ground of our salvation?

A. Yes truly; for the Holy Ghost teaches in the Gospel, and by the Holy Sacraments assures us, that our whole salvation stands in the one sacrifice of Christ made for us on the cross.

Preparation for Confession of Sin            Romans 7:18-19, 24

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                               Romans 7:25

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

Hymn of Thanks*                                                                          Insert

“Speak, O Lord”    

Taking of Vows by Communicant Members

Mike Huckleberry

Everett Limbach

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                 

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Deuteronomy 21:22-23; 1 Peter 2:21-25

Doxology*                                            #731

Preaching of God’s Word                                  Pastor Jim Claycomb

“Smitten by God and Afflicted”

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                  #499

“Rock of Ages”, verses 1-3


Hymn of Benediction*                                                                 #735

“Gloria Patri”