Uncategorized

Order of Service 26/04

Prelude

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

Pastoral Prayer

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

Benediction

Postlude

***

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. 

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s