The King and a Barren Tree: Judgment Upon a False Church – CRC Sunday Sermon

January 5, 2020
(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Opening Hymn
Psalm 8 (Psalter #8-B)

Prayer
Focus this week: Noah Orr (age 18)

Congregational Hymns
God’s Amazing Word (CRC #10)
Christ Alone (CRC #11)

Offering Hymn
By Grace Alone (CRC #62)

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Scripture Reading
Matthew 21:18-46

Preaching the Word
The King and Barren Tree: Judgment Upon a False Church
YouTube link 

Closing Hymn
O Praise the Lord, for He is Good (Trinity #83)

1 O praise the Lord, for he is good,
his mercies still endure;
thus say the ransomed of the Lord,
from all their foes secure.

2 He gathered them from out the lands,
from north, south, east and west.
They strayed in desert’s pathless way,
No city found for rest.

3 Their weary soul within them faints
when thirst and hunger press;
in trouble then they cried to God,
he saved them from distress.

4 He made the way before them straight,
himself became their guide,
that they might to a city go
wherein they might abide.

5 O that men would Jehovah praise
for all his kindness shown,
and for his works so wonderful
which he to men makes known!

6 Because the longing soul by him
with food is satisfied,
the hungry soul that looks to him
with goodness is supplied.

 

 

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