The Joys of the Righteous – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 29, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.
Their voice  goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
    which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
    and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them,
    and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can discern his errors?
    Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 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.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Opening Hymn
Give Praise to God (CRC #1)

Prayer
Focus this week:  Miriam Christensen

Congregational Hymns
10,000 Reasons Bless the Lord (CRC #82)
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (CRC #71)

Offering Hymn
The Risen Christ (HMA #117)

Scripture Reading
2 Corinthians 4

Preaching the Word
The Joys of the Righteous – sermon audio link
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
When this Passing World is Done, #545 Trinity Hymnal

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