September 18, 2022

The Pursuing Heart of God

Speaker: Adrian Das Series: Jonah Topic: Expository Scripture: Jonah 1:4–17

“I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.” —Psalm 145:1




Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                                                                           Choir

“God Himself Is with Us”


Call to Worship*                                                     Psalm 18:2-3

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.


Hymn of Praise*                                             

“Come, Let Us Sing unto the Lord”




Confession of Faith                                     The Apostles 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.




Preparation for Confession of Sin           Psalm 103:2-4

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy...


Silent Confession of Sin


Corporate Confession of Sin


Assurance of Pardon                              Psalm 103:12-14 far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.


Hymn of Assurance*                                                       

“As the Hart Longs for Flowing Streams”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings     


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

       Jonah 1; Hebrews 12:1-11


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 Adrian Das

“The Pursuing Heart of God”

Jonah 1


Hymn of Affirmation                                              

“The Mighty God, the Lord”


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.



 “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.




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Confronting the Pharisee Within

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Oct 2


The Power of Proclamation

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Sep 25


Responding to the Grace of Discipline

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