Remember Lot’s Wife (Pt 2 – The Reality of Hell)

Part 2 of J.C. Ryle's sermon on Lot's wife. Hell is a reality and is a truth we are reminded of as we remember Lot's wife.

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Call to Worship

Prayer and Praise

Oh How Good It is

Verse 1
Oh how good it is
When the family of God
Dwells together in spirit
In faith and unity
Where the bonds of peace
Of acceptance and love
Are the fruit of His presence
Here among us

Chorus
So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord
And with one heart we’ll live out His word
Till the whole earth sees
The Redeemer has come
For He dwells in the presence of His people

Verse 2
Oh how good it is
On this journey we share
To rejoice with the happy
And weep with those who mourn
For the weak find strength
The afflicted find grace
When we offer the blessing
Of belonging

Interlude
Da da da

Verse 3
Oh how good it is
To embrace His command
To prefer one another
Forgive as He forgives
When we live as one
We all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father
And the Spirit

Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty/Ross Holmes/ Stuart Townend
@2012 Getty Music Publishing/Parakeet Boots Music/Townend Song
CCLIC License #108183

 

He Will Hold Me Fast

Verse 1
When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

Chorus
He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

Verse 2
Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His Promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast

Verse 3
For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last

Ada Ruth Habershon/Matthew Merker
2013, Getty Music Publishing
CCLI #108183

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading

Heidelberg Catechism

Q&A 16
Q. Why must the mediator be a true and righteous human?
A. God’s justice demands that human nature, which has sinned, must pay for sin;1 but a sinful human could never pay for others.2

1 Rom. 5:12, 15; 1 Cor. 15:21; Heb. 2:14-16
2 Heb. 7:26-27; 1 Pet. 3:18

Q&A 17
Q. Why must the mediator also be true God?
A. So that the mediator, by the power of his divinity, might bear the weight of God’s wrath in his humanity and earn for us and restore to us righteousness and life.1

1 Isa. 53; John 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:21

Q&A 18
Q. Then who is this mediator—true God and at the same time a true and righteous human?
A. Our Lord Jesus Christ,1 who was given to us to completely deliver us and make us right with God.2

1 Matt. 1:21-23; Luke 2:11; 1 Tim. 2:5
2 1 Cor. 1:30

Q&A 19
Q. How do you come to know this?
A. The holy gospel tells me. God began to reveal the gospel already in Paradise;1 later God proclaimed it by the holy patriarchs2 and prophets3 and foreshadowed it by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law;4 and finally God fulfilled it through his own beloved Son.5

1 Gen. 3:15
2 Gen. 22:18; 49:10
3 Isa. 53; Jer. 23:5-6; Mic. 7:18-20; Acts 10:43; Heb. 1:1-2
4 Lev. 1-7; John 5:46; Heb. 10:1-10
5 Rom. 10:4; Gal. 4:4-5; Col. 2:17

Opening Hymn

Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (TH #50)

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Prayer

Focus this week: Mike Christensen

Offering Hymn

Object of My First Desire (CRC #86)

(link to lyrics)

Scripture Reading

Luke 16:19-31

Preaching the Word

Remember Lot’s Wife (Pt 2 – The Reality of Hell)

Luke 17:32

Closing 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.