TULIP #9 – Perseverance and Apostasy

An examination of Hebrews 6:4-6 and Apostasy. Can a real Christian ever be lost?

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Call to Worship

Praise and Prayer

Because of Your Love

As we come into Your presence
We remember ev’ry blessing
That You’ve poured out so freely from above
Lifting gratitude and praises
For compassion so amazing
Lord we’ve come to give You thanks
For all You’ve done
Because of Your love we’re forgiven
Because of Your love our hearts are clean
We lift You up with songs of freedom
Forever we’re changed because of Your love

Brenton Brown/Paul Baloche
@2006 Thankyou Music
Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
CCLI #108183


How Long Till That Day

Verse 1
O how long will you be still
How long shall I wait
Sorrows toils and ills prevail
God come be my strength
Tears like rain fall to the floor
Cries like tempests crash the shore
Saviour rescue me I pray
How long till that day
Verse 2
O how weak my feeble frame
How long shall I faint
Burdened by my guilt and shame
Lord I need Your grace
The war against my sin remains
Satan’s lies assail my faith
Give me pow’r to run this race
How long till that day
You abound in steadfast love
You are strong to save
You are faithful to Your promise
Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name
Verse 3
O that day when Christ will come
How the dawn will break
Every cry will turn to song
When we see His face
Christ my Saviour and my Lord
You’re my hope and my reward
Jesus You are coming soon
How long till that day

Jody Cross/Pat Sczebel/Robert Brockman
@Gospel Commonwealth
CCLI #108183


Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading


Question #1: What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer: That I Belong – body and soul, in life and in death – not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation.  Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Opening Hymn

Lord Thou Has Searched Me (TH #36)

1 Lord, thou hast searched me, and dost know
where’er I rest, where’er I go;
thou knowest all that I have planned,
and all my ways are in thy hand.

2 My words from thee I cannot hide;
I feel thy pow’r on every side;
O wondrous knowledge, awesome might,
unfathomed depth, unmeasured height!

3 Where can I go apart from thee,
or whither from thy presence flee?
In heav’n? – it is thy dwelling fair;
in death’s abode? – lo, thou art there.

4 If I the wings of morning take,
and far away my dwelling make,
the hand that leadeth me is thine,
and my support thy pow’r divine.

5 If deepest darkness cover me,
the darkness hideth not from thee;
to thee both night and day are bright,
the darkness shineth as the light.


Focus this week:  Jim Reeher


The Apostles Creed (TH #741)

Verse 1
In God the Father I believe
Almighty Lord of all
Who made the heavens and the earth
His name be praised in awe
And I believe in Jesus Christ
The Father’s only Son
Conceived by the holy Ghost
Of virgin Mary born

Verse 2
Who suffered when He stood condemned
By Pontius Pilate’s code
Was crucified was dead as He
Himself had long foretold
Our Lord was buried in a tomb
Descended into hell
But on the third day He arose
Again on earth to dwell

Verse 3
Ascending into heaven above
He sits at God’s right hand
From there He shall return to judge
The living and the dead
In God the Spirit I believe
Who guides a holy church
The universal body that
Victorious shall emerge

Verse 4
I do believe that all the saints
Must now commune in love
And that redeemed by Jesus’ blood
Our sins are pardoned us
And at life’s end my body frail
Upraised from earthly strife
Is resurrected and renewed
In everlasting life amen

Scripture Reading

Hebrews 3

Preaching the Word

TULIP #9 – Perseverance and Apostasy
Hebrews 6:4-6

Closing Hymn

We Have an Anchor (CRC #61)

1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.

2 It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, through strength divine.

3 It will surely hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers have told that the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.

4 When our eyes behold through the gath’ring night
The city of gold, our harbor bright,
We shall anchor fast by the heav’nly shore,
With the storms all past forevermore.