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Liturgical Lesson of the Week: “Why Does Your Pastor Monopolize Your Worship Service?”
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ENTERING INTO WORSHIP
* Responsive Call to Worship: Psalm 96:1-9
Minister: Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
People: Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.
Minister: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
People: For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
Minister: For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
People: Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Minister: Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!
ALL: Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
* Invocation: Psalm 124:8
* Salutation: 1 Timothy 1:2; 1 Peter 1:2
Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ in the power and fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
* Opening Prayer
* Song of Praise: O Sing a New Song to the LORD (Psalm 96)
CONFESSION OF SIN
Responsive Reading of the Law and the Epistles of Paul:
Minister: You shall have no other gods before me.
People: For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. (Romans11:36)
M: You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them.
P: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created. (Colossians 1:15)
M: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
P: Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (Hebrews 13:15)
M: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.
P: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
M: Honor your father and your mother.
P: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)
M: You shall not murder.
P: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
M: You shall not commit adultery.
P: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
M: You shall not steal.
P: Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. (Ephesians 4:28)
M: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
P: Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ. (Ephesians 4:15)
M: You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor’s.
ALL: I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (Philippians 4:11)
Our Father, we are sinful and you are holy. We recognize that we have heard in your Law difficult words, knowing how often we have offended you in thought, word and deed, not only by obvious violations, but by failing to conform to its perfect commands, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.
There is nothing in us that gives us reason for hope, for where we thought we were well, we are sick in soul. Where we thought we were holy, we are in truth unholy and ungrateful. Our hearts are filled with the love of the world; our minds are dark and are assailed by doubts; our wills are too often given to selfishness and our bodies to laziness and unrighteousness. By sinning against our neighbors, we have also sinned against you, in whose image they were created. In this time of silent confession we bring you our particular sins.
Assurance of Pardon: Psalm 103:8, 11-13
RESPONSE OF GRATITUDE
SERVICE OF THE WORD
* Old Testament Lessons: Psalm 89:7 (text); Psalm 89:1-18; Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
* Gloria Patri (Ephesians 3:21)
* New Testament Lessons: John 4:19-26; 1Corinthians 1:17-24
* Song of Preparation: With all My Heart My Thanks I’ll Bring (Psalm 138)
Sermon: ACCEPTABLE WORSHIP: REVERENCE FOR OUR GREAT GOD
Guest Preacher: Rev. Daniel Kleyn, Berean Protestant Reformed Church, Quezon City
LEAVING TO SERVE
* Song of Consecration: O Come, Let Us Joyfully Sing to the LORD (Psalm 95)
* Doxology: Now Blessed Be Almighty God #488:1, 2
* Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26
* Amen! Three-Fold Amen