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Order of Service 04/08

To walk by faith is to lovingly draw near to God for the hope of His excellent glory. Hebrews 11:8-22, our sermon text, illustrates what faith looks like.

We are called by God to worship Him through a reading of Psalm 100. We then unite our voices in the triumphant hymn, “Come Christians Join to Sing”.

Our Old Testament reading gives us the dramatic account of Abraham offering up Isaac in obedient faith. We then sing praise to Abraham’s God in “The God of Abraham Praise”. We follow this with a paraphrase of Psalm 23, “Good Shepherd of My Soul” where David teaches us that the life of a believer is one of a sheep following the Lord in trusting faith.

Our New Testament reading in 2 Corinthians teaches us the difference between walking by faith and walking by sight. We then lift our hearts in faith and pray a petitionary prayer together. Our faith responds to God in giving, while we prepare our hearts with “Speak, O Lord”. We put out the welcome mat for God’s Word, before closing with the doxology and benediction.

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Prelude

Song 33 Thou Art Worthy O Lord

Call to Worship: Responsive Reading 15 (Psalm 100)

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 190 Come Christians Join to Sing

Scripture Reading: Genesis 22:1-19

Hymn 7 The God of Abraham Praise (6 stanzas)

Song 17 Good Shepherd of My Soul

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9

Pastoral Prayer

Offering: Congregational Song 31 Speak, O Lord

Sermon: Hebrews 11:8-22: The Faith of the Patriarchs

Announcements

Hymn 13 Doxology

Benediction

Postlude

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