The Transfiguration of Christ – CRC Sunday Sermon

July 21, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 1
Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

Opening Hymn
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah (Trinity Hymnal #57)

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes,
nor for help on man depend;
he shall die, to dust returning,
and his purposes shall end.

Happy is the man that chooses
Israel’s God to be his aid;
he is blessed whose hope of blessing
on the Lord his God is stayed.
Heav’n and earth the Lord created,
seas and all that they contain;
he delivers from oppression,
righteousness he will maintain.

Food he daily gives the hungry,
sets the mourning prisoner free,
raises those bowed down with anguish,
makes the sightless eye to see.
Well Jehovah loves the righteous,
and the stranger he befriends,
helps the fatherless and widow,
judgment on the wicked sends.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns forever,
through all ages he is King;
unto him, your God, O Zion,
joyful hallelujahs sing.

Focus this week: Jessica

Congregational Hymns
Grace Unmeasured (HMA #44)
My God How Wonderful Thou Art (HMA #87)

My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty, how bright;
How beautiful Thy mercy seat
In depths of burning light!

How dread are Thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night
Incessantly adored!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be;
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power,
And awful purity!

Yet, I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart!

Father of Jesus, love’s Reward!
What rapture it will be
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And gaze and gaze on Thee!

Offering Hymn
Soul Adorn Yourself With Gladness (CRC #49)

Scripture Reading
2 Corinthians 3

Preaching the Word
The Transfiguration of Christ
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Trinity Hymnal #290)

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