January 14, 2024

The Purpose of the Parable

Speaker: Scott Edburg Series: Luke Topic: Expository Scripture: Luke 8:1–21

The Prelude

The Welcome and Announcements

The Introit                           

The Call to Worship*              Isaiah 12:5-6

 Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. 

The Hymn of Praise  #3 “Give to Our God Immortal Praise”

The Invocation*

The Confession of Faith WSC #51-52

 The Preparation for Confession of Sin          Psalm 15:1-3

 O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend.... 

 The Confession of Sin

 The Assurance of Pardon Psalm 65:2-4a

 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!  

The Hymn of Assurance*                                                          #308 “Jesus Paid It All”

The Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                         

The Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Scripture Reading* Isaiah 6:8-13; Galatians 3:1-9

The Doxological Praise*                                                          #731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Taken from “Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition”, ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission. 

The Prayer of Intercession

The Preaching of God’s Word                     Pastor Scott Edburg
“The Purpose of the Parables”
Luke 8:1-21

The Hymn of Response #179 “Hallelujah! Thine the Glory!”

The Benediction*                                                   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.           

The Response* #642 (Verse 5)

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.

The Postlude*


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Pray with Confidence

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Apr 7


Can Any Good Come From Auburn?

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