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The Purpose of the Incarnation

December 5, 2021 Speaker: Guest Pastor Series: General Sermons

Topic: Expository Passage: 1 John 3:1–10

Lord’s Day Divine Worship

December 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government shall rest on His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace!” —Isaiah 9:6

 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Introit                 Choir

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

 

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,

 For the love from which our birth over and around us lies,

 Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

 For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child,

 Friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild,

 Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

 

For each perfect gift of thine to our race so freely giv’n,

Graces human and divine, flowers of earth and buds of heav’n,

Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise throne.

 

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

                                                                                

Call to Worship*                                                                    Isaiah 60:1-2

Arise, shine; for thy light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon thee. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD shall rise upon thee, and His glory shall appear upon thee.

Hymn of Praise*            #198

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

Invocation*

Confession of Faith                                        The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

 

I 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 into 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.

 

I 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.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                         Psalm 130:1-3

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If Thou, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                       1 John 1:9

But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is lovingkindness, and with Him is abundant redemption. And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                #193

“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings      

(Please fill out the fellowship pads at this time and pass them down the aisle.)                   

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*

Genesis 3:1-15; Mark 8:27-35

Doxology*

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 Joel Herbert

“The Purpose of the Incarnation”

1 John 3:1-10

Hymn of Affirmation                              #195

“Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come”

Blessing*                                                           2 Thessalonians 3:16,18

Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance… The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

Benediction*

 “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.

Postlude*

 

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