Stop Sowing Among Thorns – CRC Sunday Sermon

October 18, 2020

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 24:1-6

Opening Hymn
We Come O Christ to You (Trinity #181)

Prayer
Focus this week: Rite McConkey

Congregational Hymns
Come Ye Sinners (CRC #34)

Chorus

My sheep know My voice
And day by day
They abide in the fold
And go not astray
They love Me because
I have made them My choice
And they follow My call
For My sheep know My voice

Verse 1

My sheep know My voice
And the path that I take
They follow wherever I go
My sheep know My voice
And come at My call
But a stranger’s voice
Do they not know

Verse 2

My sheep know My voice
And the pastures of green
Where I lead them so often to feed
My sheep know My voice
And the cool sparkling stream
Where beside its still waters I lead

Verse 3

My sheep know My voice
And the valley of death
Through which I shall lead them someday
But no danger nor harm
Can touch one of them
For I will be with them alway

My Sheep Know My Voice (CRC #15)

Chorus

My sheep know My voice
And day by day
They abide in the fold
And go not astray
They love Me because
I have made them My choice
And they follow My call
For My sheep know My voice

Verse 1

My sheep know My voice
And the path that I take
They follow wherever I go
My sheep know My voice
And come at My call
But a stranger’s voice
Do they not know

Verse 2

My sheep know My voice
And the pastures of green
Where I lead them so often to feed
My sheep know My voice
And the cool sparkling stream
Where beside its still waters I lead

Verse 3

My sheep know My voice
And the valley of death
Through which I shall lead them someday
But no danger nor harm
Can touch one of them
For I will be with them alway

Offering Hymn
Speak O Lord (CRC #73)

Scripture Reading
Luke 12:13-21

Preaching the Word
Stop Sowing Among the Thorns – Jeremiah 4
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
By Grace I am an Heir of Heaven – Trinity Hymnal #695

1 By grace I am an heir of heaven:
why doubt this, O my trembling heart?
If what the Scriptures promise clearly
is true and firm in ev’ry part,
this also must be truth divine:
by grace a crown of life is mine.

2 By grace alone shall I inherit
that blissful home beyond the skies.
Works count for naught, the Lord incarnate
has won for me the heav’nly prize.
Salvation by his death he wrought,
his grace alone my pardon bought.

3 By grace! These precious words remember
when sorely by your sins oppressed,
when Satan comes to vex your spirit,
when troubled conscience sighs for rest;
what reason cannot comprehend,
God does to you by grace extend.

4 By grace! Be this in death my comfort;
despite my fears, ’tis well with me.
I know my sin in all its greatness,
but also him who sets me free.
My heart to naught but joy gives place,
since I am saved by grace, by grace.

(links to sermon and hymns are in blue font)
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