Call to Worship: Psalm 103:19-22
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 196 Crown Him With Many Crowns
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-4
Hymn 3 Holy Holy Holy
Scripture Reading: Revelation 22:1-13
Offering: Congregational Hymn 25 God Himself is With Us
Sermon: Hebrews 1:4-12 The Answer to Michael’s Name
Hymn 70 Fairest Lord Jesus
Today, our text in Hebrews considers how Christ is superior to the angels.
Our call to worship references the angels which worship God. As the angels ceaselessly and joyfully worship God, so it is our privilege to be called away from both sin and death, and from the mundane to a time of corporate communion with God.
“Crown Him With many Crowns” celebrates the kingly status of Christ, each stanza naming one of the many crowns that belongs to Jesus: love, life, Heaven, and Son of God. Several lines reference how the angels regard Christ, and how He is co-equal with the Father and Spirit.
Our Old Testament reading shows how one order of angels, the seraphim, admire and worship Christ. Take note that in the Gospel of John, chapter 12:41, John tells us that Isaiah saw Jesus Christ. We then echo the song of the seraphim in our hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy”.
Our New Testament reading considers how the angels view themselves, when John is tempted to worship them.
Responding to Christ in our giving, we sing Tersteegen’s hymn “God HImself is With Us”. Consider how Tersteegen captures the awe and reverence due to Christ, when we are in His presence, and how the holy host of Heaven respond to Him.
We then meditate on Hebrews 1:4-12, with the topic “The Answer to Michael’s Name”. You might want to look up the meaning of the name “Michael” to understand where we’re going.
We end with “Fairest Lord Jesus”, singing of how “Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer, than all the angels heav’n can boast.”
We leave with the blessing God bestows on His people.