Forgiveness in Christ’s Kingdom – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 1, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Responsive Reading
Psalm 5 (Trinity Hymnal #786)
Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.

Listen to my cry for help, my King
and my God, for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my

voice; in the morning I lay my requests
before you and wait in expectation.
You are not a God who takes pleasure
in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
The arrogant cannot stand in your

presence; you hate all who do wrong.
You destroy those who tell lies; blood-
thirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors.
But I, by your great mercy, will come 

into your house; in reverence will I bow
down toward your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteous-
ness because of my enemies – make
straight your way before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be 

trusted; their heart is filled with
destruction.
Their throat is an open grave; with
their tongue they speak deceit.
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their

intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins, for
they have rebelled against you.
But let all who take refuge in you be

glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may 
rejoice in you.
For surely, O Lord, you bless the

righteous;
you surround them with your favor
as with a shield.

Opening Hymn
Heaven’s Gift (CRC Hymnal #3)

Prayer
Focus this week: Grant Christensen

Congregational Hymns
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (CRC Hymnal #31)
In Christ Alone (CRC Hymnal #64)

Offering Hymn
Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

Scripture Reading
Colossians 3

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Preaching the Word
Forgiveness in Christ’s Kingdom – Getting it Right, Matthew 18:21-35
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
How Blest is He Whose Trespass, Trinity Hymnal #551

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