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I Am the Resurrection and the Life

March 21, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 11:17–11:44

Prelude                                                                   

Welcome and Announcements

“Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”

Psalm 95

 

Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Arfon”

Evan Herber Evans (1863-1896)

 

Keep me near Thee, gentle Savior, Tho beneath Thy cross it be;

Living in a world so sinful ‘Tis Thy cross will strengthen me;

Doubts and trials may assail me, Let my thoughts on Thee abide;

After darkness, pain and sorrow, ‘Twill be light at eventide.

 

Be Thy Spirit ever near me, As in fear I onward move;

Love divine will safely lead me, Love beyond a mother’s love;

Saints and angels all bear witness, Calvary hath testified;

Tho the cross be in the pathway, ‘Twill be light at eventide.”

 

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 118:1-4

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let Israel now say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron now say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord now say, “His mercy endures forever.

 Hymn of Praise*                                                                            #165

“Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

Invocation*

Confession of Faith                                 The Heidelberg Catechism

Q57:  What comfort doth the ‘resurrection of the body’ afford thee?

That not only my soul after this life shall be immediately taken up to Christ its Head; but also, that this my body, being raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and made like unto the glorious body of Christ.

 

Q58:  What comfort takest thou from the article of ‘life everlasting’?

That since I now feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, after this life I shall inherit perfect salvation, which ‘eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man’ to conceive, and that, to praise God therein forever.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                               Daniel 9:8-11

To us, O LORD, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice. And the curse and oath that are written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against him.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                  2 Chronicles 7:13-15

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                  #76

“Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                 

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Job 19:25-26; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

 

Doxology*                                                     #733

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission

 

Preaching of God’s Word                                  Pastor Jim Claycomb

“I Am the Resurrection and the Life”

John 11:17-44

 Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                    #101

“Come, Thou Almighty King”

Benedictory Blessing*                                                              

“Gloria Patri”

Henry W. Greatorex, 1851

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen, amen.

 

Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission

 

Postlude*