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You would have no authority over me unless it had been given you from above

October 17, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Scripture: John 18:36– 19:11

Lord’s Day Divine Worship

October 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm

”My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.” 

Psalm 108:1-3



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Introit                                                                                         Adult Choir

“Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”


Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;

wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;

 stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,

and make me love thee as I ought to love.


 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,

no sudden rending of the veil of clay,

 no angel visitant, no op’ning skies;

but take the dimness of my soul away.


 Teach me to love thee as the angels love,

one holy passion filling all my frame;

 the baptism of the heaven descended Dove,

my heart an altar, and the love the flame.

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

Call to Worship*                                                 Psalm 108:4-5

For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth.

Hymn of Praise*

“The Church’s One Foundation”


Confession of Faith                  Westminster Confession of Faith

XXIII Of the Civil Magistrate

  1. God, the supreme Lord and King of all the world, hath ordained civil magistrates to be under Him, over the people, for His own glory, and the public good: and, to this end, hath armed them with the power of the sword, for the defense and encouragement of them that are good, and for the punishment of evil doers.
  2. Civil magistrates may not assume to themselves the administration of the Word and sacraments; or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven; or, in the least, interfere in matters of faith. Yet, as nursing fathers, it is the duty of civil magistrates to protect the Church of our common Lord, without giving the preference to any denomination of Christians above the rest, in such a manner that all ecclesiastical persons whatever shall enjoy the full, free, and unquestioned liberty of discharging every part of their sacred functions, without violence or danger.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                  1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                              1 John 2:1-2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but for those of the whole world.

Hymn of Assurance*

“Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                               

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*

Genesis 9:5-7; Romans 13:1-4


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

“You would have no authority over me unless it had been given you from above:  Church & State”

John 18:36-19:11

Hymn of Affirmation

“Praise Ye the Father”


“Gloria Patri”

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 honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.



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