Order of Worship – August 30th, 2020

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We Give Glory to God

Call to Worship: “Colossians 3:16”

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 

Hymn of Acclamation: “Look What God Has Done”
Eichelberger, Huxford, and Bolen, 2015

Look what God has done He redeemed us with His blood
We were lost and dead in sin: He came for us
Look what God has done! He adopted us in love!
We were orphans without hope: Now His children

Pre Chorus
Who are we that He would save us?
Who are we that He would send us?

Chorus
To God be glory, through Christ our Savior’s church
Through all generations.
To God be glory, through Christ our Savior’s work
Forever and ever.

Look what God has done, Through His sacrifice, we’re one
Sinners unified by grace, bound together
Look what God has done! By His Spirit, through His Son
By the power of His hand, He is sending

Repeat Pre Chorus and Chorus

Bridge
Lift your hands and praise Him!
See His great compassion, see His mercy for us
Raise your voice and thank Him!
See the church He’s building-see the lost He’s saving

Look at Jesus Christ! He redeems His precious bride
By His costly sacrifice, we’re invited
See the wisdom of His ways, In the mystery of grace,
Every age and every race, we’re united.

Repeat Pre Chorus and Chorus. Then, Repeat Bridge.

We Mourn the Reality of Sin

Hymn of confession: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Robinson, 1758 

Come, thou fount of every blessing; 
Tune my heart to sing thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never-ceasing, 
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet 
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it. 
Mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer; 
Hither by thy help I’ve come.
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, 
Wandering from the fold of God.
He to rescue me from danger, 
Interposed his precious blood.

O, to grace, how great a debtor 
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it! 
Prone to leave the God I love!
Here’s my heart, Lord: Take and seal it. 
Seal it for thy courts above.

Prayer of Confession

Dear God, how easy it is for me to distinguish myself from “them.”

For the times I believe I am better than others — 

Forgive me.

For the times I put my ways on a pedestal to the neglect of others — 

Forgive me.

For the times I avert my gaze so I won’t have to look at their condition — 

Forgive me.

For the times I wished they would all go away and live somewhere else —

Forgive me.

For the times I feel no discomfort in judging others before I even know them — 

Forgive me.

For the ease with which I label people “them” and 
“other” — 

Forgive me.

Amen

(Silent reflection)

We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Assurance of Pardon: “Ephesians 1:7-10”

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Hymn of redemption: “Hallelujah! What a Savior!”
Bliss, 1876

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood
He sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Guilty, vile, and helpless me;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement! can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heaven exalted high
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!      

Reading: “Matthew 7:1-6”

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 


Sermon: “How Our Judgment of Others Reflects God’s Judgment of Us”
Davis Lacey – Matthew 7:1-6

Main Takeaway: The way we judge others reflects the way God judges us. (See Matt. 7:2).

  • Option #1: When we are the standard of our judgments, we judge others for the purpose of condemnation.
  • Option #2: When Christ is the standard of our judgments, we judge ourselves critically, and we judge others for the purpose of compassion. 

We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of response: “How deep the Fathers Love for Us”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Townend, 1995                                                                                                                       

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure                                                                                          
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory                                                                                  

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers                                                                                                      
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished                                                            

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection                                                                                                     
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom                        

Hymn of New Creation: “Yet Not I, but Through Christ in Me” City Alight, 2018


What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Benediction and Sending

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