The End of Babylon – CRC Sunday Sermon

July 18, 2021

Sunday School Songs

10,000 Reasons – Bless the Lord (CRC #82)
Bless the Lord O my soul O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

Verse 1
The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Worship Your holy name
Lord I’ll worship Your holy name

Sing like never before O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name
Worship Your holy name
Worship Your holy name

Jonas Myrin/Matt Redman
2011 Atlas Mountain Songs/sixsteps Music/Thankyou Music
CCLI #108183

Glorious Day

Verse 1
One day when heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men my example is He
The Word became flesh
And the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living He loved me dying He saved me
Buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
O glorious day (glorious day)

Verse 2
One day they led Him up Calv’ry’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish despised and rejected
Bearing our sins my Redeemer is He
The hand that healed nations
Stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

Verse 3
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose over death He had conquered
Now is ascended my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him
The grave could not keep Him
From rising again

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day my beloved one bringing
My Savior Jesus is mine

O glorious day glorious day
O glorious day

John Wilbur Chapman/Mark Hall/Michael Bleecker
2009 My Refuge Music/Be Essential Songs/Curb Word Music
CCLI #108183

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 55
Give ear to my prayer, O God,
    and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
2 Attend to me, and answer me;
    I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
3 because of the noise of the enemy,
    because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they drop trouble upon me,
    and in anger they bear a grudge against me.
4 My heart is in anguish within me;
    the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
5 Fear and trembling come upon me,
    and horror overwhelms me.
6 And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest;
7 yes, I would wander far away;
    I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
8 I would hurry to find a shelter
    from the raging wind and tempest.”
9 Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
    for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go around it
    on its walls,
and iniquity and trouble are within it;
11     ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
    do not depart from its marketplace.
12 For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
    then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—
    then I could hide from him.
13 But it is you, a man, my equal,
    my companion, my familiar friend.
14 We used to take sweet counsel together;
    within God’s house we walked in the throng.
15 Let death steal over them;
    let them go down to Sheol alive;
    for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.
16 But I call to God,
    and the Lord will save me.
17 Evening and morning and at noon
    I utter my complaint and moan,
    and he hears my voice.
18 He redeems my soul in safety
    from the battle that I wage,
    for many are arrayed against me.
19 God will give ear and humble them,
    he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change
    and do not fear God.
20 My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
    he violated his covenant.
21 His speech was smooth as butter,
    yet war was in his heart;
his words were softer than oil,
    yet they were drawn swords.
22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
    and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
    the righteous to be moved.
23 But you, O God, will cast them down
    into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
    shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.

Opening Hymn
Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah (TH #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 blest whose hope of blessing
On the Lord his God is stayed.
Heaven 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 forever,
Through all ages He is King;
Unto Him, thy God, O Zion,
Joyful hallelujahs sing.

Focus this week:  Bev Christensen

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (HMA #90)

My Shepherd will supply my need, Jehovah is His name,
In pastures fresh He makes me feed beside the living stream;
He brings my wandering spirit back when I forsake His way,
And leads me for His mercy’s sake in paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death His presence is my stay,
One word of His supporting grace drives all my fears away;
His hand in sight of all my foes doth still my table spread,
My cup with blessings overflows, His oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days;
Oh, may Thy house be my abode and all my work be praise;
There would I find a settled rest, while others go and come;
No more a stranger nor a guest, but like a child at home. 

Offering Hymn
God of the Ages (HMA #40)

1 God of the ages, History’s Maker,
Planning our pathway, Holding us fast,
Shaping in mercy All that concerns us:
Father, we praise You, Lord of the past.

2 God of this morning, Gladly Your children
Worship before you, Trustingly bow:
Teach us to know You Always among us,
Quietly sov’reign-Lord of our now.

3 God of tomorrow, Strong Overcomer,
Princes of darkness Own Your command:
What then can harm us? We are Your people,
Now and forever Kept by Your hand.

4 Lord of past ages, Lord of this morning,
Lord of the future, Help us, we pray:
Teach us to trust You, Love and obey You,
Crown You each moment lord of today.

Scripture Reading
Genesis 11:1-9

Preaching the Word
The End of Babylon
Jeremiah 45-51

Closing Hymn
In This Rebel Word (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

(links to sermon and songs in blue font)

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