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July 25, 2021 Speaker: Bebo Elkin Series: General Sermons

Topic: Expository Passage: Philippians 2:12–13


July 25, 2021 at 1:30 pm


How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah.

Psalm 84:1-4



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Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Could I Recount My Great Transgressions”


Could I recount my great transgressions,

were I to number them ne’er would I cease

from gathering droves of guilt unfailing.

Endless accusers make sweet my release.


Jesus, Jesus worthy is He. 

Granting so great a salvation to me.

Solus Christus now is my plea.

Robed in His righteousness, innocent, free.


Blindness my curse and death my sentence.

Scarcely my peril did I comprehend.

Such ruin untold my soul assailing.

Gracious the Lord then my tomb did attend.


Tremble Golgatha, see God’s fury.

Slaying my Savior, my Lord and my King.

A wonder, a mys-t‘ry is God’s mercy.

Through all eternity this will I sing.


Call to Worship*                                                             Psalm 96:1-4a

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless His name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Hymn of Praise*                                                                            #235

“All Glory, Laud, and Honor”


Confession of Faith                     

Westminster Confession of Faith

Of Good Works (Ch. XVI)

  1. Good works are only such as God hath commanded in his holy Word, and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intention.
  2. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith: and by them believers manifest their thankfulness, strengthen their assurance, edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the gospel, stop the mouths of the adversaries, and glorify God, whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto, that, having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal life.

III. Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ. And that they may be enabled thereunto, beside the graces they have already received, there is required an actual influence of the same Holy Spirit, to work in them to will, and to do, of his good pleasure: yet are they not hereupon to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty unless upon a special motion of the Spirit; but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                          Psalm 51:1-4

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                              Psalm 51:7-12,17

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I  hall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let  the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from  my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in me a clean  heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from  me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit….The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm of Assurance*                                                                  #46C

“God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                               

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*             

Ezekiel 36:26-27; 1 John 2:27

Doxology*                                                                                #731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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

Preaching of God’s Word                                                      Bebo Elkin


Philippians 2:12-13

Hymn of Communion*                                                                   #420

“At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”

Holy Communion

Hymn of Affirmation                                                                  #27

“Great God, How Infinite Art Thou!”


“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

Blessing*                                                    1 Timothy 1:17

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.



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