As we return to the book of Hebrews, we wish to step back and once again view the message of the book as a whole. Hebrews exhorts us to remain faithful to God’s Final Speech – His Son, Jesus.
We begin by reading Psalm 149. Israel’s saints are called to rejoice and praise God exuberantly. We who have been grafted into Israel are graciously invited to join this praise, since we know the true and living God, Yahveh.
We then sing this psalm (Hymn 32), as Paul commands us to sing psalms in Colossians 3:16. Our first Scripture reading, Isaiah 11:1-11, is one of the most glorious Messianic prophecies, describing for Israel the absolute perfection of the coming Messiah. We who have experienced His perfect work, then sing of His priestly atonement for us in the hymn, Before the Throne of God, to the tune JERUSALEM.
We read from the New Covenant in Hebrews 10, where the writer calls on the persecuted people of God to remain faithful to Jesus, God’s Last and Ultimate Word. We then unite in prayer together, and signal our “Amen” with the singing of the Doxology. As we present our free-will offerings of thanksgiving, we ask God to “tune our hearts to sing His praise”, in the hymn “Come Thou Fount”.
Our meditation in Hebrews culminates with our singing of the benediction from 2 Corinthians 13:14.
Call to Worship: Psalm 149
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 32 O Praise Ye The Lord
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 11:1-11
Hymn 224 Before the Throne of God Above
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:32-39
Offering Congregational Hymn 253 Come Thou Fount
Sermon: Hebrews: “Faithful to the Finisher of Our Faith”
Hymn 345 May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour