Order of Worship – October 11th, 2020

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We Give Glory to God

Call to Worship: “Romans 11:33-36”                                                                

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!         34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Hymn of Acclamation: “Romans 11 Doxology”
Peterson, 2006

VERSE

Oh the depth of the riches
Of the wisdom and knowledge of God
How unsearchable his judgment
How unknowable his paths
Who knows the mind of our God
And who can bring counsel to Him?
Who has given to God
That God should repay?

CHORUS
For from Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.
To God be the glory forever and ever
To God be the glory forever, amen.

REPEAT VERSE

REPEAT CHORUS

For from Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.
From Him, through Him
To Him, is everything.

To God be the glory forever and ever.
To God be the glory forever, amen.
To God be the glory forever and ever.
To God be the glory forever, amen.

We Mourn the Reality of Sin

Hymn of Confession: “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 

Prayer of Confession
Adapted from John calvin’s Geneva liturgy of 1543

Lord God, Eternal and Almighty Father: We acknowledge before your holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in guilt and in corruption.

We are prone to do evil, unable of our own power to do good. Because of our sin, we endlessly violate your holy commandments.

O Lord, with heartfelt sorrow we repent and turn away from all our offenses. We condemn our evil ways, with true sorrow asking that your grace will relieve our distress.

Have compassion on us, most gracious God, Father of mercies, for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And in removing our guilt, also grant us daily increase of the grace of your Holy Spirit.

Produce in us the fruits of holiness and of righteousness pleasing in your sight: Through Jesus Christ our Lord.                       

Amen

[Pause for a moment of Silent Confession]

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 insightmaking 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: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Neander, 1680 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul, praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord
Who o’er all things so wonderfully reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
And, so gladly sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy desires have been
Granted in what He ordaineth

Hallelujah (4x)

Praise to the Lord
Who doth prosper thy work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here Daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
If with His love He befriend thee

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him
All that hath life and breath
Come now with praises before Him
Let the ‘amen’ sound from His people again
Gladly for aye we adore Him

Hallelujah (4x)

Reading: “Matthew 8:28-34”


28 And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way.29 And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” 30 Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them. 31 And the demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs.” 32 And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters. 33 The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.


Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

Sermon: “We All Have Our Demons”
Davis Lacey – Matthew 8:28-34


Matthew 8:28-34 reminds us that we all have our demons. We are all drawn to sin that is:

  • Fleeting (v. 29)
  • Destructive (vv. 30-32)
  • Alluring (vv.33-34)

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus deals with our demons: not by driving them into pigs, but by taking them upon himself. His death on the cross forgives us, and his resurrection invites us to new life with him. Because Christ is risen, addictions can be broken, habits can be transformed, and hope can be found!

We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of Response: “My Worth is Not in What I Own”
Getty, Getty, and Kendrick, 2014

My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love
At the cross

My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose, in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed 
At the cross

CHORUS 
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Greatest Treasure, 
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him, no other. 
My soul is satisfied in Him alone. 

As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame, youth and beauty hurry by
But life eternal calls to us 
At the cross 

I will not boast in wealth or might
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light
But I will boast in knowing Christ
At the cross

REPEAT CHORUS

Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed – my ransom paid
At the cross

REPEAT CHORUS

Hymn of The New Creation: “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!

Benediction and Sending

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