Dealing with Doubt
January 22, 2023 Speaker: Shane Rosenthal Series: Guest Speaker
Topic: General Sermons Scripture: Luke 7:11–23
Worship of the Triune God is our most important duty. John 4:23-24 says that God seeks those who worship Him in spirit and truth. As you worship today, purpose to enter fully into the praise offered by singing, in joyful giving of tithes and offerings, in prayer, and in carefully listening to God speak through the reading and preaching of His Word. May our sovereign Lord receive glory as you actively worship Him.
Welcome and Announcements
“Lord, Thy Word Abideth”
Call to Worship*
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Hymn of Praise* #51
“O Jehovah, Hear My Words”
Confession of Faith
The Westminster Larger Catechism
- What is the communion in glory with Christ which the members of the invisible church enjoy in this life?
- (Congregation:) The members of the invisible church have communicated to them in this life the firstfruits of glory with Christ, as they are members of him their head, and so in him are interested in that glory which he is fully possessed of; and, as an earnest thereof, enjoy the sense of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, and hope of glory; as, on the contrary, sense of God’s revenging wrath, horror of conscience, and a fearful expectation of judgment, are to the wicked the beginning of their torments which they shall endure after death.
Preparation for Confession of Sin
Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Silent Confession of Sin
Corporate Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe...
Hymn of Assurance* #119J
“Your Hands Created and Established Me”
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Response
Preaching of God’s Word
“Dealing with Doubt”
Hymn of Affirmation #461
“Not What My Hands Have Done”
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.
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.
Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission.
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