If Any Man is Thirsty, Let Him Come to Me and Drink
Topic: Expository Passage: John 7:1–7:16, John 7:37–7:39
Welcome and Announcements
Testimony and Call to Office
Mark Limbach (Deacon Candidate, Re-election)
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.
Daniel Protheroe (1866-1934)
Here my eyes on Calv’ry, Calv’ry is my bright world now;
There a deathless grace, amazing, Falls like dew upon its brow:
Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, There, my soul, make thou thy nest.
There I hear the breeze deliver Psalms of heav’n to earth below;
Which were taught by Babel’ river In the land of wail and woe:
Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, Makes the earth aglow with heav’n.
Here behold a sinner pleading, Wither’d in a flame of wrong;
From his captive chains now speeding, And to heav’n he leaps along:
Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, Ever now his song shall be! Amen.
Taken from Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) © 1995 The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc., 662 Melwood Drive N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Call to Worship* Psalm 115:1-3 (NASB)
Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.
Why should the nations say, “Where, then, is their God?”
But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.
Hymn of Praise* #12
“Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”
Confession of Faith The Apostles Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places
Preparation for Confession of Sin Ephesians 2:1-3
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon Ephesians 2:4-6
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loves us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus...
Hymn of Assurance* #495
“No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee”
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Response
Preaching of God’s Word Pastor Jim Claycomb
“If Any Man is Thirsty, Let Him Come to Me and Drink”
Hymn of Affirmation* #304
“I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
Benedictory Blessing* #735