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Order of Service 03/02

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 39

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 246 Be Thou My Vision

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1-2

Hymn 252 O For a Closer Walk With God (CLOSER WALK)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 90:8-12

Pastoral Prayer

Offering

Sermon: Psalm 90:12: “The Value of Time”

Silence

Hymn 243 Take My Life and Let It Be

Postlude

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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 03/02

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship: 210 Responsive Reading

Hymn 211 Amazing Grace

Prayer of Invocation

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15

New Hymn 215 A Good High Priest is Come

Hymn 212 Here is Love

Testimonies

Conservative Christian Declaration # 12

Scripture Reading: Psalm 32

Hymn 89 How Blest Is He Whose Trespass

Fence, Silent Prayer

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – Hymn 75 Come Ye Sinners, Hymn 83 I Lay My Sins on Jesus

Closing Hymn: 176 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 27/01

As Protestants, we Baptists may sometimes imagine ourselves as “priestless” Christians. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, we hold vigorously to the highest and most ultimate priesthood, the Melchizedekian priesthood. Our text in Hebrews 7:1-10 introduces this for us. 

Our call to worship is the Psalm that first introduced this order to the world, Psalm 110, where Messiah is clearly king and priest. We then sing of Jesus in His three offices of prophet, priest and king in “Join All The Glorious Names”. 

Our Old Testament reading in Genesis 14 introduces us to this enigmatic character, Melchizedek. Less perplexing, and more certain, is our standing before God because of Jesus’ presence in Heaven. “Arise My Soul, Arise” sings of our boldness to approach God, based upon Christ’s sacrifice and priestly pleading for us.  

Our New Testament reading reminds us that we should intercede for all, since Christ died for all, and is the only Priestly Mediator between God and man. We then do so, followed by the Doxology, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”. We then bring our firstfruits to God, and prepare to hear His holy, inerrant and inspired Word from Hebrew 7:1-10. 

After meditating on this, we sing the benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:14 in the hymn “May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 110

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 203 Join All The Glorious Names (DARWALL)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 14:17-24

Hymn 206 Arise My Soul Arise

Scripture Reading:  1 Timothy 2:1-6

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Offering  

Sermon: Hebrews 7:1-10: “The Greatest Priesthood”

Silence

354 May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour

Postlude

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Christianity is profoundly future-oriented. Our faith is based upon promises: that God will do something for us if we trust in Him. Without promises, our faith must necessarily fail. Our text in Hebrews 6:13-20 teaches us the power of promises to enable persevering faith.

We begin with a call to worship in which God takes an oath, promising by His own name to ultimately have every knee bow and confess before Him. We gladly bow to this, and then sing that our hope is based on nothing less (or more) than our promised Messiah, Jesus the Son of God. “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” underlines our trust in His promises.

We then read a series of promises in Isaiah 43:1-7. The hymn “How Firm a Foundation” puts these promises into song. The first stanza introduces us to the idea of promises, and the next stanzas are in fact paraphrases of several Scripture passages: Isaiah 41:10, 43:2, Romans 8:3-39, Hebrews 13:5, and Deuteronomy 31:6.

Our New Testament reading is from 2 Corinthians 1, where we read of how the promises relate to Jesus Christ. We pray, only because there are promises associated with prayer. After honouring our God with our substance, we sing of another promise: that “Before the Throne of God Above”, we have the perfect intercessor, our great High Priest Jesus.

After seeing and savouring God’s glory in His Word, we close by singing the promise of Jude 24-25: that He will keep us from falling.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Isaiah 45:22-25

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 216 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (SOLID ROCK)

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7

Hymn 241 How Firm a Foundation

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:15-22

Pastoral Prayer

Offering Congregational Song 7 Before the Throne of God Above

Sermon: Hebrews 6:13-20: “The Power to Persevere through Promises”

Silence

Song 37 Now Unto Him

Postlude

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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 13/01

Welcome

Call to Worship: 327 Responsive Reading

Hymn 287 Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

Prayer of Invocation

New Hymn 338 Jerusalem My Happy Home

Scripture Reading: Revelation 5:8-14

Homily on Reward

Hymn 197 Behold the Glories of the Lamb

Testimonies

Conservative Christian Declaration # 12

Fence, Scripture Reading, Silent Prayer

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – Hymn 280 To Avert from Men God’s Wrath, Hymn 149 Alas, and Did My Saviour Bleed

Closing Hymn: 328 Abide With Me

Benediction: 1 Peter 5

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