August 6, 2023

Now What?

Speaker: Will Hesterberg Series: Guest Speaker Topic: General Sermons Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–3

This is the day that the LORD has made;

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24





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Call to Worship*                                                         

Psalm 34:1-3, 8

I will bless the LORD at all time; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! ...Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! 


Hymn of Praise*                                                    


“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”




Confession of Faith                            

The Apostles’ Creed

Trinity Hymnal p. 845


Preparation for Confession of Sin                 

Joel 2:12-13

“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. 


Confession of Sin



Assurance of Pardon                                        

Psalm 85:1-3

LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.          


Hymn of Assurance*                                                 


“And Can It Be That I Should Gain”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings                        


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

Isaiah 53:1-6

Philippians 2:5-11




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.


Prayer of Intercession

Preaching of God’s Word                        

Pastor Will Hesterberg

“Now What?”

Hebrews 12:1-3


Hymn of Affirmation                                               #538

“More About Jesus Would I Know”



Hebrews 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. 




(Verse 5 only)


High King of heaven, my victory won,

May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart whatever befall,

Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.




other sermons in this series

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Truth or Consequences

Speaker: Will Hesterberg Scripture: John 17:17 Series: Guest Speaker

Apr 16


His Kingdom Shall Never Be Destroyed

Speaker: Shane Rosenthal Scripture: Daniel 2:1–45 Series: Guest Speaker

Jan 22


Dealing with Doubt

Speaker: Shane Rosenthal Scripture: Luke 7:11–23 Series: Guest Speaker