Marriage and Divorce Part 2 – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 15, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Responsive Reading
Psalm 135 (Trinity Hymnal #834)

Praise the Lord
Praise the name of the Lord;
praise him, you servants of the Lord,
you who minister in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant,
For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be
his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.
I know that the Lord is great, that our
Lord is greater than all gods.
The Lord does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth, in the 
seas and all their depths.
He makes clouds rise from the
ends of
 the earth;

he sends lightning with the rain and 
brings out the wind from his storehouses.
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
the firstborn of men and animals.
He sent his signs and wonders into
your midst, O Egypt, against Pharaoh
and all his servants.
He struck down many nations and killed
mighty kings — Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan — 
and he gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance to his people Israel.
Your name, O Lord, endures forever, 
your renown, O Lord, through all generations.
For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.
The idols of the nations are silver and
gold, made by the hands of men.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but they cannot see;
they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is
there breath in their mouths.
Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.
O house of Israel, praise the Lord; O
house of Aaron, praise the Lord;
O house of Levi, praise the Lord, you
who fear him, praise the Lord.
Praise be to the Lord from Zion, to him
who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord.

Prayer 
Focus this week:  Sarah Christensen

Congregational Hymns
And Can it Be that I Should Gain (Trinity Hymnal #455)
By Grace I’m Save, Grace Free & Boundless (Trinity Hymnal #456)

Offering Hymn

Scripture Reading
Micah 6

Preaching the Word
Marriage and Divorce – Getting it Right (Part 2)
YouTube link 

Closing Hymn
God’s Sufficient Word, #8 CRC Hymnal

Marriage and Divorce: Getting it Right – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 8, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Responsive Reading
Psalm 24 (Trinity Hymnal #791)

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything
in it, the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas and
established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure
heart, who does not lift up his soul to an
idol or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God his Savior.
Such is the generation of those
who seek him, who seek your face,
O God of Jacob.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; be
lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King
of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord
strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; be
lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King
of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory? The
Lord Almighty – he is the King of glory.

Opening Hymn
All Praise to Christ (CRC #4)

Prayer
Focus this week: Aaron Christensen

Congregational Hymns
Come, People of the Risen King (HMA #27)

Offering Hymn
Whatever My God Ordains is Right

Scripture Reading
Deuteronomy 24

Preaching the Word
Marriage and Divorce – Getting it Right, Matthew 19:1-12
YouTube Link

Closing Hymn
God’s Amazing Word, CRC #10

Forgiveness in Christ’s Kingdom – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 1, 2019
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Responsive Reading
Psalm 5 (Trinity Hymnal #786)
Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.

Listen to my cry for help, my King
and my God, for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my

voice; in the morning I lay my requests
before you and wait in expectation.
You are not a God who takes pleasure
in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
The arrogant cannot stand in your

presence; you hate all who do wrong.
You destroy those who tell lies; blood-
thirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors.
But I, by your great mercy, will come 

into your house; in reverence will I bow
down toward your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteous-
ness because of my enemies – make
straight your way before me.
Not a word from their mouth can be 

trusted; their heart is filled with
destruction.
Their throat is an open grave; with
their tongue they speak deceit.
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their

intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins, for
they have rebelled against you.
But let all who take refuge in you be

glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may 
rejoice in you.
For surely, O Lord, you bless the

righteous;
you surround them with your favor
as with a shield.

Opening Hymn
Heaven’s Gift (CRC Hymnal #3)

Prayer
Focus this week: Grant Christensen

Congregational Hymns
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (CRC Hymnal #31)
In Christ Alone (CRC Hymnal #64)

Offering Hymn
Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

Scripture Reading
Colossians 3

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Preaching the Word
Forgiveness in Christ’s Kingdom – Getting it Right, Matthew 18:21-35
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
How Blest is He Whose Trespass, Trinity Hymnal #551