Order of Worship – July 18th, 2021

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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: “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

Eternal and merciful God,
you have loved us with a love beyond our understanding,

You have set us on paths of righteousness for your name’s sake; Yet, we have strayed from your way;

We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone, and we have wandered from your pathway. 

As we remember your grace, we praise you and thank you for forgiving us yet again. 

Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with you,

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

[Pause for a moment of Silent Confession]

We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Assurance of Pardon: “1 Timothy 2:5-6”                                                                                                                    

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. 

Hymn of Redemption: “Mediator”
Huxford, 2013

He takes our place 
and stands in front of God on high
He speaks on our behalf 
since we don’t have the right
He pleads before the God who judges hearts of men
Our Mediator served the sentence for our sin

CHORUS

There is only one God
There is only one Mediator
Standing between God and man
He’s the only way to salvation

He found the captives
Broke the bondage of our chains
We have redemption through 
The price that He has paid
He gave his life to purchase freedom from the fall
Our mediator was the ransom for us all

REPEAT CHORUS

The man Jesus Christ, Who gave us His life
The man Jesus Christ, The last sacrifice
The eternal Son, Messiah has come 

REPEAT CHORUS 2x

Reading: “Matthew 15:32-39” 

32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” 35 And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

Sermon: “Jesus’s Heart for the Hungry”
John Morrison – Matthew 15:32-39

Main Idea: See and savor the compassion of Jesus. 

  • Point 1: Jesus cares for the hungry. 
  • Point 2: Jesus satisfies our deeper hunger. 

We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of Response: “Rock of Ages, Cleft For Me” Toplady, 1776

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure

Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die (Repeat Line 3x)

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee (Repeat Line 3x)

Commissioning of the Church

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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