Blessing For Baruch, Curse for Babylon – CRC Sunday Sermon

July 11, 2021

Sunday School Songs

By Faith
Verse 1
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation’s grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight
Verse 2
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the pow’r of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God’s own hand
A place where peace and justice reign
We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We’ll walk by faith and not by sight
Verse 3
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the pow’r to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave
Verse 4
By faith the church was called to go
In the pow’r of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In ev’ry corner of the earth
Verse 5
By faith the mountain shall be moved
And the pow’r of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty/ Stuart Townend
© 2009 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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God the Uncreated One
(King Forevermore)
Verse 1
God the uncreated One
The Author of salvation
Wrote the laws of space and time
And fashioned worlds to His design
The One whom angel hosts revere
Hung the stars like chandeliers
Numbered every grain of sand
Knows the heart of every man
He is King forever
He is King forever
He is King forevermore
Verse 2
God our fortress and our strength
The Rock on which we can depend
Matchless in His majesty
His power and authority
Unshaken by the schemes of man
Never changing Great I am
Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall
He is faithful through it all
Crown Him King forever
Crown Him King forever
Crown Him King forevermore
Verse 3
Mighty God in mortal flesh
Forsaken by a traitor’s kiss
The curse of sin and centuries
Did pierce the lowly Prince of Peace
Lifted high the sinless man
Crucified the spotless Lamb
Buried by the sons of man
Rescued by the Father’s hand
To reign as King forever
Reign as King forever
Reign as King forevermore
Verse 4
King eternal God of grace
We crown You with the highest praise
Heaven shouts and saints adore
You’re holy holy holy Lord
What joy in everlasting life
All is love and faith is sight
Justice rolls and praises rise
At the name of Jesus Christ
King of kings forever
King of kings forever
King of kings forevermore

Aaron Keyes/Pete James
@2016 1000 Fathers/Common Hymnal Publishing
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Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 54
O God, save me by your name,
    and vindicate me by your might.
2 O God, hear my prayer;
    give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen against me;
    ruthless men seek my life;
    they do not set God before themselves. Selah
4 Behold, God is my helper;
    the Lord is the upholder of my life.
5 He will return the evil to my enemies;
    in your faithfulness put an end to them.
6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
    I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
7 For he has delivered me from every trouble,
    and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.

Opening Hymn
How Marvelous, How Wise, How Great (CRC #2)
1. How marvelous, how wise, how great,
how infinite to contemplate:
Jehovah’s saving plan.
He saw me in my lost estate,
yet purposed to regenerate
this faithless, fallen man.

2. Foreknown before the world began,
according to his gracious plan,
God destined I must be
conformed to Jesus Christ, the man,
who lived and loved as no man can:
a glorious decree.

3. He bore my sin on Calvary’s tree
and righteousness bestowed on me,
that I might see his face.
God justified me, set me free,
and glorified I soon will be:
how marvelous this grace.

4. What have I now but to embrace
the God who saved me from disgrace
and love him evermore,
and with contentment run my race,
my eyes fixed ever on his face
to praise him and adore.

Focus this week: Mike Christensen

Offering Hymn
Praise Ye, Praise Ye the Lord (Trinity #112)
1 Praise ye, praise ye the Lord
in yonder heav’nly height;
ye angels, all his hosts,
in joyful praise unite;
O sun and moon, declare his might,
show forth his praise, ye stars of light.

2 Praise him, ye highest heav’ns,
praise him, ye clouds that roll,
created by his pow’r
and under his control,
ye heav’ns that stand eternally,
established by his firm decree.

3 Ye creatures in the sea
and creatures on the earth,
your mighty Maker praise
and tell his matchless worth;
praise him, ye stormy winds that blow,
ye fire and hail, ye rain and snow.

4 Ye hills and mountains, praise,
each tree and beast and bird;
ye kings and realms of earth,
now let your praise be heard;
by high and low, by young and old,
be all his praise and glory told.

5 By all let God be praised,
for he alone is great;
above the earth and heav’n
he reigns in glorious state;
praise him, ye saints, who know his grace
and ever dwell before his face.

Scripture Reading
Daniel 5

Preaching the Word
Blessing for Baruch, Babylon as Satan’s Kingdom
Jeremiah 45-51

Closing Hymn
Benediction (HMA #18)
May the peace of God, our heav’nly Father,
And the grace of Christ, the risen Son,
And the fellowship of God the Spirit
Keep our hearts and minds within His love.
And to Him be praise for His glorious reign;
From the depths of earth to the heights of heaven
We declare the name of the Lamb once slain
Christ eternal, the King of Kings.
May this peace which passes understanding,
And this grace which makes us what we are,
And this fellowship of His communion,
Make us one in spirit and in heart.
And to Him be praise for His glorious reign;
From the depths of earth to the heights of heaven
We declare the name of the Lamb once slain
Christ eternal, the King of Kings.
And to Him be praise for His glorious reign;
From the depths of earth to the heights of heaven
We declare the name of the Lamb once slain
Christ eternal, the King of Kings.
Christ eternal, the King of Kings.

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