PREPARATION Consider Ephesians 1:3-2:10. v. 11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
PRELUDE They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31.
WELCOME Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8
PASTORAL PRAYER OF INVOCATION
CALL TO WORSHIP You are the people whom I formed for Myself that you might declare My praise. Isaiah 43:21
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUAL SONG: Crown Him With Many Crowns (p. 16)
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUAL SONG: All The Way My Savior Leads Me (p. 57)
READING OF GOD’S WORD “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” (1 Timothy 4:13) Read: 1 Peter 3:8-22
CONFESSION OF SIN
Reader: God spoke all these words, saying, I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of slavery. Ex20:1,11 Church: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
CONFESSION OF SIN & PASTORAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Reader: With the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Church: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:10,9)
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUAL SONG: Gospel Doxology (p. 8)
PROFESSION OF FAITH from An Orthodox Catechism (1680)
Reader: Question 52: How does Christ's return "to judge the living and the dead" comfort you? Answer:
Church: In all my distress and persecution I turn my eyes to the heavens and confidently await as judge the very One who has already stood trial in my place before God and so has removed the whole curse from me. All his enemies and mine he will condemn to everlasting punishment: but me and all his chosen ones he will take along with him into the joy and the glory of heaven.
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUALSONG: Christ Exalted Is Our Song (p. 43)
[During the song before the sermon, parents may take little children to their class.]
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUALSONG: Speak O Lord (p. 36)
LAW & GOSPEL PROCLAIMED
TEXT John 10:11-21
SERMON TITLE: Why Do You Listen To Him?
THE LORD’S SUPPER
PSALM, HYMN, OR SPIRITUAL SONG: Christ Our Hope In Life & Death (p. 12)
BENEDICTION May the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Hebrews 13:20-21
POSTLUDE What you have learned and heard… practice. Phil. 4:9