The Hardness of the Hypocrite – CRC Sunday Sermon

October 4, 2020

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 21

O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices,
    and in your salvation how greatly he exults!
You have given him his heart’s desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
For you meet him with rich blessings;
    you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
He asked life of you; you gave it to him,
    length of days forever and ever.
His glory is great through your salvation;
    splendor and majesty you bestow on him.
For you make him most blessed forever;
    you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord,
    and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved.

Your hand will find out all your enemies;
    your right hand will find out those who hate you.
You will make them as a blazing oven
    when you appear.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
    and fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
    and their offspring from among the children of man.
11 Though they plan evil against you,
    though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.
12 For you will put them to flight;
    you will aim at their faces with your bows.

13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength!
    We will sing and praise your power. 

Opening Hymn
All Praise to God Who Reigns Above (Trinity Hymnal #4)

Prayer
Focus this week: Renee 

Congregational Hymns
Alas and Did My Savior Bleed (HMA #3)

VERSE 1
Alas, and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?
Was it for sins that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown
And love beyond degree

CHORUS
My God, why would You shed Your blood
So pure and undefiled
To make a sinful one like me
Your chosen, precious child?

VERSE 2
Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut His glories in
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died
For man, the creature’s, sin
Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness
And melt my eyes to tears

God of the Ages (HMA #40)

Offering Hymn
Blessed Jesus at Your Word (Trinity Hymn #303)

Scripture Reading
Jeremiah 4

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Preaching the Word
The Incredible Hardness of the Religious Hypocrite – Jeremiah 3
YouTube link 

Closing Hymn
God Himself is With Us – Trinity Hymnal #382

(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)
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