Christ’s Words to False Shepherds – CRC Sunday Sermon

February 9, 2020

Responsive Reading
Psalm 29, Trinity #794

Ascribe to the Lord, O might ones,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the
voice of the Lord is majestic.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord strikes with
flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; 
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Opening Hymn
Psalm 29 – Psalter #29A
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
    and strips the forests bare,
    and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Prayer
Focus this Week: Ann Reeher

Congregational Hymns
Thou Art the Everlasting Word (CRC #68)
My Song is Love Unknown (CRC #74)

Offering Hymn
God Be Merciful to Me (Trinity #486)

Scripture Reading
Nehemiah 8:1-8

Preaching the Word
Christ’s Words to False Shepherds, Matthew 23:1-15
YouTube link 

Closing Hymn(Links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)

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