January 8, 2023

The Perseverance of the Saints

Speaker: Larry Rodgers Series: General Sermons Topic: General Sermons Scripture: John 10:22–42

...I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

—Philippians 1:6




Welcome and Announcements




Call to Worship*                                         

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.


Hymn of Praise*                                                #97

“We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer Creator”




Confession of Faith                            

The Shorter Catechism

Questions 32-36

Trinity Hymnal pp. 871-872


Preparation for Confession of Sin               

Psalm 51:1-2

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!


Silent Confession of Sin


Corporate Confession of Sin


Assurance of Pardon                            

Lamentations 3:22-24

 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.


Hymn of Assurance*                                        #159

“O Savior, Precious Savior”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings                        


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

        Psalm 82

1 John 3:1-10


Doxology*                                                          #733


Preaching of God’s Word           

R.E. Larry Rodgers

The Perseverance of the Saints”

John 10:22-42

Hymn of Affirmation                                 #257

“Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted”


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 life up his countenance upon you and give you peace.


Benediction*                                                            #735

“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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Apr 9


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