Order of Worship for 2/19/2017

Welcome and Announcements   Scripture Meditation    “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah … I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up.” Jeremiah 33:14-15            The Lord Calls Us to Worship   * Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call …

Weekly Devotion from Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening”

“To Him be glory both now and forever.”—2 Peter 3:18. EAVEN will be full of the ceaseless praises of Jesus. Eternity! thine unnumbered years shall speed their everlasting course, but forever and for ever, “to Him be glory.” Is He not a “Priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek”? “To Him be glory.” Is He not king for ever?—King …

Weekly Devotion from Spurgeon’s ‘Morning and Evening’

“Thou shalt call his name Jesus.”—Matthew 1:21. HEN a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about Him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. “All Thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,” …

Order of Worship for 2/12/2017

Welcome and Announcements   Scripture Meditation    “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2            The Lord Calls Us to Worship   * Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship                                                             Isaiah 40:28-31 * …

Devotion from Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening”

“Thy love to me was wonderful.”—2 Samuel 1:26. OME, dear readers, let each one of us speak for himself of the wonderful love, not of Jonathan, but of Jesus. We will not relate what we have been told, but the things which we have tasted and handled-of the love of Christ. Thy love to me, O Jesus, was wonderful when …

Review of T. Desmond Alexander’s “From Eden to the New Jerusalem”

Book Review: “From Eden to the New Jerusalem” by T. Desmond Alexander I am always on the lookout for excellent, readable introductions to important Biblical themes and doctrines.  In his book, “From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology (Kregel Academic, 2008),” Dr. T Desmond Alexander has written just such a book.  As the subtitle suggests, the …

Order of Worship for 2/5/2017

Welcome and Announcements   Scripture Meditation    “Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19b            The Lord Calls Us to Worship   * Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship                                                                 Psalm 98:1-3 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call   * Hymn of Praise                 #164 “O for a Thousand Tongues to …

Weekly Devotion from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”—Romans 3:31. HEN the believer is adopted into the Lord’s family, his relationship to old Adam and the law ceases at once; but then he is under a new rule, and a new covenant. Believer, you are God’s child; it is your first duty to …

Order of Worship for 1/29/2017

Welcome and Announcements   Scripture Meditation    “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains and shall be lifted up above the hills.” Isaiah 2:2            The Lord Calls Us to Worship   * Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to …

Order of Worship for 1/22/2017

Welcome and Announcements   Scripture Meditation    “I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5            The Lord Calls Us to Worship   * Salutation                                                                   1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship                                                                 Psalm …