The Power of God’s Word – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 13, 2020

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.

Opening Hymn
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (Trinity Hymnal #521)

Prayer
Focus this week:  Joenne

Congregational Hymns
By Grace I’m Save, Grace Free & Boundless (Trinity Hymnal #456)

By grace I’m saved, grace free and boundless;
My soul, believe and doubt it not;
Why stagger at this word of promise?
Hath Scripture ever falsehood taught?
Nay; then this word must true remain:
By grace thou, too, shalt Heav’n obtain.

By grace! None dare lay claim to merit;
Our works and conduct have no worth,
God in His love sent our Redeemer,
Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth;
His death did for our sins atone,
And we are saved by grace alone.

By grace! O, mark this word of promise
When thou art by thy sins oppressed,
When Satan plagues thy troubled conscience,
And when thy heart is seeking rest.
What reason cannot comprehend
God by His grace to thee doth send.

By grace! This ground of faith is certain;
So long as God is true, it stands.
What saints have penned by inspiration,
What in His Word our God commands,
What our whole faith must rest upon,
Is grace alone, grace in His Son.

Not What My Hands Have Done (Trinity #461)

Offering Hymn
Object of My First Desire (CRC #86)

Scripture Reading
2 Kings 22

Preaching the Word
The Power of God’s Word – Jeremiah 1
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Closing Hymn
O Worship the King – Trinity Hymnal #2

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Called to Speak for the Lord – CRC Sunday Sermon

September 6, 2020

Responsive Reading
Psalm 24 (Trinity Hymnal #791)

The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O 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 gates!
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord of hosts,
    he is the King of glory! Selah

Opening Hymn
All Praise to Christ (CRC #4)

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Wisdom in a Wicked World – CRC Sunday Sermon

August 30, 2020

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 #3)

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