The Christian’s Inheritance – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 10, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 14

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
    there is none who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
    to see if there are any who understand,
    who seek after God.

They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one.

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
    who eat up my people as they eat bread
    and do not call upon the Lord?

There they are in great terror,
    for God is with the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is his refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Opening Hymn
To God Be the Glory (Trinity Hymnal #55)

Focus this Week:  Verla 

Congregational Hymns

Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee (Trinity Hymnal #645)

Offering Hymn
Psalm 98 (Psalter #98A)
Scripture Reading
Matthew 10:26-42

Preaching the Word
The Christian’s Inheritance, Matthew 19:23-30
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
Heaven’s Gift, CRC Notebook, #3

Salvation is of the Lord – CRC Sunday Sermon

October 27, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 12
Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
6 The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
7 You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.
8 On every side the wicked prowl,
as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

Opening Hymn
Romans Doxology (CRC #47)

Focus this Week: Boyd Cox

Congregational Hymns
How Lovely Shines the Morning Star (CRC #50)
Father, Long Before Creation (CRC #13)

Offering Hymn
To You Alone (HMA #124)

Let us join our hearts together
and give thanks in one accord.
We would glorify the Father
and give praise to Christ, our Lord.
O, indwelling Holy Spirit,
guide our thoughts and tongues we pray,
For our pride and selfish vanity
too often cloud our praise.

To You along we sing today;
To You along our prayers we raise.
To You alone we give the glory,
For You alone, Lord, are worthy of our praise.

O, what joy there is in knwoikng
Jesus Christ is lord of all,
That each step in my life’s journey
is in answer to His call.
In the cheerful meditation
that His blood has ransomed me,
I find hope and reassurance
His plan is best for me. Chorus

Scripture Reading
Romans 10 

Preaching the Word
Salvation is of the Lord
YouTube link 

Closing Hymn
Jesus Lives, and So Shall I  (#706 Trinity Hymnal)

Listen to the Law – CRC Sunday Sermon

October 20, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 11

 In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
    they have fitted their arrow to the string
    to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if the foundations are destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
    his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
5 The Lord tests the righteous,
    but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6 Let him rain coals on the wicked;
    fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
    the upright shall behold his face.

Opening hymn
We Come O Christ to You (Trinity Hymnal #181)

Focus this week: Ramona Cox

Congregational Hymns
Christ Alone (CRC #11)

Come to the Waters (CRC #7)

1 Come to the waters, whoever is thirsty;
drink from the Fountain that never runs dry.
Jesus, the Living One, offers you mercy,
life more abundant in boundless supply.

2 Come to the River that flows through the city,
forth from the throne of the Father and Son.
Jesus the Savior says, “Come and drink deeply.”
Drink from the pure, inexhaustible One.

3 Come to the Fountain without any money;
buy what is given without any cost.
Jesus, the gracious One, welcomes the weary;
Jesus, the selfless One died for the lost.

4 Come to the Well of unmerited favor;
stretch out your hand; fill your cup to the brim.
Jesus is such a compassionate Savior.
Draw from the grace that flows freely from Him.

5 Come to the Savior, the God of salvation.
God has provided an end to sin’s strife.
Why will you suffer the Law’s condemnation?
Take the free gift of the water of life.

Offering Hymn
O God My Joy (HMA #96)

Scripture Reading
Matthew 19: 16-30

Preaching the Word
Listen to the Law – sermon audio link
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
Lead on O King Eternal (Trinity Hymnal #580)