From the Pastor’s Desk: Our Security in God’s Sovereignty

Psalm 93:1, “The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty.” So often in the church today the doctrine of God’s sovereignty is a point of contention. Discussions of the issue tend to narrow to the so-called ‘Five Points of Calvinism.’ In Scripture, however, the truth of God’s sovereignty is much broader. The Bible declares that God is in control of …

Order of Worship Sunday February 3, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Psalm 100:1-5 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * …

From the Pastor’s Desk: True Success

Genesis 39:2, “The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man.” What does it mean to be successful? To have a nice home? Nice cars? Stable job? For your children to be in the right schools? The world tells us one thing about success; but the Bible tells us something altogether different. In short, the world focuses on …

Order of Worship Sunday January 27, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Worshipping God

Psalm 29:2, “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.” Let me begin this week’s devotional by asking you a question: “Why do you go to church?” Other than the fact that the Bible tells us to worship (Heb 10:25), why do you walk through the church doors week after week? …

Order of Worship 20 Jan, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:6-7 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Intercessory Prayer

Genesis 18:27, “Abraham answered and said, ‘Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.” Genesis 18-19 recount the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Now the climax of this story is quite familiar to many of us, namely, God’s raining fire from heaven to destroy the wicked cities. But what …

From the Pastor’s Desk: Practice What You Preach

Matthew 23:3,“For they preach, but do not practice.” “Practice what you preach” has become almost cliché in today’s world.  However, there is a significant Biblical truth contained in the words.  And that is because these words (or words very similar) were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ.  Matthew 23 is a chapter of stinging rebuke from Jesus to the religious …

Order of Worship January 13, 2013 11:00am

Welcome and Announcements Scripture Meditation “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 The Lord Calls Us to Worship * Salutation 1 Corinthians 1:3 * Call to Worship Isaiah 43:1-3 * Prayer of Invocation   Our Response to the Lord’s Call * Hymn of …

Reminder for Sunday January 6, 2013

Please remember that we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, to prepare our hearts for the sacrament; and that we will be having our monthly fellowship meal following morning worship.