A Certain Hope – CRC Sunday Sermon

May 9, 2021
Mother’s Day

Sunday School Songs

Come People of the Risen King
Verse 1
Come people of the Risen King
Who delight to bring Him praise
Come all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in
Chorus
Rejoice rejoice let ev’ry tongue rejoice
One heart one voice
O Church of Christ rejoice
Verse 2
Come those whose joy is morning sun
And those weeping through the night
Come those who tell of battles won
And those struggling in the fight
For His perfect love will never change
And His mercies never cease
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace
Verse 3
Come young and old from ev’ry land
Men and women of the faith
Come those with full or empty hands
Find the riches of His grace
Over all the world His people sing
Shore to shore we hear them call
The truth that cries through ev’ry age
Our God is all in all

Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty/Stuart Townsend
2007 Thankyou Music
CCLI #108183

My Worth is Not In What I Own
Verse 1
My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love at the cros
Verse 2
My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross
Chorus
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest treasure Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him no other
My soul is satisfied in Him alone
Verse 3
As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame youth and beauty hurry by
But life eternal calls to us at the cross
Verse 4
I will not boast in wealth or might
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light
But I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross
Verse 5
Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed my ransom paid at the cross

Graham Kendrick/Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty
@Getty Music Publishing/Make Way Music
CCLI #108183

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 30
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By your favor, O Lord,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cry,
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
9 “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!
O Lord, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

Opening Hymn
Hallelujah Praise Jehovah (Trinity #57)
1 Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
Of my God through all my days.
Put no confidence in princes,
Nor for help on man depend;
He shall die, to dust returning,
And his purposes shall end.

2 Happy is the man that chooses
Israel’s God to be his aid;
He is blessed whose hope of blessing
On the Lord his God is stayed.
Heav’n and earth the Lord created,
Seas and all that they contain;
He delivers from oppression,
Righteousness he will maintain.

3 Food he daily gives the hungry,
Sets the mourning prisoner free,
Raises those bowed down with anguish,
Makes the sightless eyes to see.
Well Jehovah loves the righteous,
And the stranger he befriends,
Helps the fatherless and widow,
Judgment on the wicked sends.

4 Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
Of my God through all my days.
Over all God reigns for ever,
Through all ages he is king;
Unto him, your God, O Zion,
Joyful hallelujahs sing.

Prayer
Focus this week: Dorothy Cairns, Scotland

Offering Hymn
In This Rebel World (HMA #63)

Verse 1
In this rebel world
Where we fear the Light
All our gods must be domesticated tame
But the Sov’reign Lord
Who sees through the night
Is not threatened
By pretensions built on shame
In majestic splendor
God rules throughout our days
He is holy in His deeds
And wise in all His ways
Verse 2
Mighty Babylon
And the Third Reich too
Join the dust of empires
That have passed away
Full of strutting pride
Mouthing boasts untrue
They lie crushed
Before the God whose word holds sway
Surely all the nations
Are dust upon the scales
So with whom will you compare
This God whose will prevails
Verse 3
Not the Patriarchs
Not the priestly clans
Not the wise in all their learning
Glimpsed the cross
Not the royal court
Not the zealot bands
Thought that God
Would buy back rebels at such a cost
Who was comprehended
The wisdom of the Lord
For the grandeur of His plans
Our God must be adored
Verse 4
Who will take the scroll
In the Sov’reign’s hand
Break the seals
And bring God’s purposes to pass
While we wait in fear
At what God has planned
From the throne the Lion roars
And death has passed
Sing to Christ the Conqu’ror
A new song full of praise
For the triumph of the Lamb
Means God will have His way
I am He that liveth
That liveth and was dead
And behold I am alive
Alive forevermore

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 9

Preaching the Word
A Certain Hope – The New Covenant Promised
Jeremiah 30-31

Closing Hymn
There is a Higher Throne (HMA #119)

There is a higher throne
Than all this world has known,
Where faithful ones from ev’ry tongue
Will one day come.
Before the Son we’ll stand,
Made faultless through the Lamb;
Believing hearts find promised grace;
Salvation comes.

REFRAIN
Hear heaven’s voices sing;
Their thund’rous anthem rings
Through em’rald courts and sapphire skies.
Their praises rise.
All glory, wisdom, pow’r,
Strength, thanks, and honor are
To God our King, who reigns on high
Forevermore.

And there we’ll find our home,
Our life before the throne;
We’ll honor Him in perfect song
Where we belong.
He’ll wipe each tear-stained eye
As thirst and hunger die.
The Lamb becomes our Shepherd King;
We’ll reign with Him. 

 

(sermon and hymns in blue font)

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