Christ’s Resurrection and Ours – CRC Sunday Sermon

August 16, 2020

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah

Opening Hymn
Psalm 103:1-13 (Psalter #103-A)

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Focus this week:  Boyd Cox

Congregational Hymns
Jesus Christ Our Sure Foundation (Trinity Hymnal #354)

1 Jesus Christ, our sure foundation,
he whose purpose stays the same,
building for himself a nation, 
giving those he calls his name.
Praise we now and every more, Jesus we adore!
God has given to us salvation,
Jesus Christ has borne our blame.

2 Shepherd, Guardin, he who teaches,
on whose grace the church depends,
tending it through history’s reaches,
and will keep it to the end.
Praise we now and evermore,
Jesus we adore!
He who from the first did seek us,
Savior, Ruler, Guide, and Friend.

3 Jesus, come, your kingdom bringing,
how we long to see its sight!
Every saint, Christ’s praises singing,
stands before th’eternal Light,
Praise we now and evermore,
Jesus we adore!
Exaltation ever ringing,
Christ, our King, return in might.

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Trinity #457)

Offering Hymn
Scripture Reading
Romans 6

Preaching the Word
Christ’s Resurrection and Ours
YouTube Link

Closing Hymn
 Jesus Lives and So Shall I  (Trinity Hymnal #706)

(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)

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