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The Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me

September 5, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 16:18–16:28


September 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm


Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, and I will tell of Your greatness.  —Psalm 145:3-6



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Introit                                                                                 Choir



Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!

Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;

With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,

kneel and adore Him: the Lord is His name!


Fear not to enter His presence in poverty,

Bearing no gifts to present as your own.

Bring truth in its beauty and love in its purity

These are the off’rings to lay at his throne.  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 104:1-4

Bless the LORD (Yahweh), O my soul! O LORD (Yahweh) my God (Elohim), thou art very great; thou art clothed with splendor and majesty, covering Thyself with light as with a cloak, stretching out heaven like a curtain. Who lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; Who makes the clouds His chariot; Who walks upon the wings of the wind;
Who makes the winds His messengers, flaming fire His ministers.

Psalm of Praise*                                                              #47B

“All Nations, Clap Your Hands”


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                  Psalm 36:1-4

Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good. He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                     Psalm 36:5-10

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart!

Psalm of Assurance*                                                       #100B

“O Shout for Joy Unto the Lord”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                               

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*             

Isaiah 42:1; John 5:19-20, 21:17

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                  Pastor Jim Claycomb

“The Father Himself loves you,

Because you have loved Me”

Hymn of Affirmation                                                       #535

“O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”


“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*                                          Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;  the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.



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