December 31, 2023

I Have Plans for You

Speaker: Will Hesterberg Series: Guest Speaker Topic: General Sermons Scripture: Jeremiah 29:1–14


Welcome and Announcements 


Call to Worship*                                                                                   Psalm 34:1-4

I will bless the LORD at all times; 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. I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. 

Hymn of Praise*                                                                               #150B 

“Praise the Lord God in His Temple” 


Confession of Faith                                                                         WSC #49-50 p. 873

Preparation for Confession of Sin                                         Psalm 19:12-13 

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. 

Confession of Sin 

Assurance of Pardon                                                                 1 Timothy 1:15

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.  

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                                   #201 

“O Little Town of Bethlehem” 

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                      

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                                                                

Exodus 40:36-38

2 Peter 1:16-21

Doxology*                                                                                                     #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. 

Prayer of Intercession

Preaching of God’s Word                        

Will Hesterberg

“I Have Plans for You!”

Jeremiah 29:1-4 

Hymn of Affirmation                                                                      #605

“All the Way My Savior Leads Me” 

Benediction*                                                                               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. 

Response*                                                                                    #103C (Stanza 8)

Bless the Lord, you angel Hosts, mighty ones who do his word,

who obey his voice and word; all his servants, bless the Lord!

All his Host who do his will, all his works in all his world

bless the Lord in ev'ry place.  Come, my soul and bless the Lord.



other sermons in this series

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The Syro-Phoenician Woman

Speaker: Larry Rodgers Scripture: Matthew 15:21–28 Series: Guest Speaker

Feb 4


United or Untied

Speaker: Will Hesterberg Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1–31 Series: Guest Speaker