Moses is rightly honoured as one of the greatest prophets, for he spoke with God face to face. But Hebrews 3:1-6 tells us that there is a greater Prophet-Priest than Moses, Jesus Christ. We begin with Psalm 95, a psalm which calls us to draw near, rather than harden our hearts. We must draw near to God when He calls. As we call on God to enable us to worship, we unite our voices in a further musical request, “Come Thou Almighty King”. Here we call on each Person of the Godhead to help us, to bless us, and to rule over us.
Our first Scripture reading recalls how Moses became the intermediary between the people and God, and prophecies of an even greater Moses-like Prophet who will deserve even greater obedience than Moses.
We sing to this Prophet in Wesley’s “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”. Notice the posture Wesley has us adopt – one of deep humility. The healthy do not need a physician, and those who crave forgiveness and life, find in Jesus a Harbour and a Fountain.
Our second reading records Christ dealing with some hardened Jewish leaders. He notes some interesting connections between believing Moses and believing in Him. We respond to God in corporate prayer, and then present our tokens of trust to Him, while singing the words of Samuel, “Speak O Lord”.
Our meditation on Hebrews 3:1-6 then culminates in song of submission: “May the Mind of Christ My Saviour”.
Call to Worship: Responsive Reading Hymn 11 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 10 Come, Thou Almighty King
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-22
Hymn 321 Jesus Lover of My Soul
Scripture Reading: John 5:37-47
Offering: Congregational Song 31: Speak, O Lord
Sermon: Hebrews 3:1-6 Yahweh is God, and Yeshua is His Prophet
Hymn 250 May the Mind of Christ My Saviour