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ORDER FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD
Lord’s Day, September 20, 2020
To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest;
to all who mourn and long for comfort;
to all who struggle and desire victory;
to all who sin and need a Savior;
to all who are strangers and want fellowship;
to all who hunger and thirst for righteousness;
and to all who will come,
this church opens wide her doors and
offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Welcome and Announcements
“Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”
APPROACHING GOD IN WORSHIP
Greeting: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Call to Worship: Isaiah 25:1, 3-4
Pastor: O LORD, You are our God; we will exalt You; we will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
People: Strong peoples will glorify You; cities of ruthless nations will fear You. For You have been a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter for the storm and a shade from the heat.
Hymn of Adoration: Only a Holy God by Michael Farren/Jonny Robinson/Dustin Smith/Rich Thompson
Prayer of Adoration
APPROACHING GOD IN CONFESSION AND SERVICE
Call to Confession: II Samuel 15:1-4, 6, 10
“In the course of time, Absalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him. He would get up early and stand by the side of the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone came with a complaint to be placed before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out to him, ‘What town are you from?’ He would answer, ‘Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.’ Then Absalom would say to him, ‘Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you.’ And Absalom would add, ‘If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that he gets justice…’ Absalom behaved in this way toward all the Israelites who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts of the men of Israel. . . . Then Absalom sent secret messengers throughout the tribes of Israel to say, ‘As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpets,’ then say, ‘Absalom is king of Hebron.’”
Prayer of Confession in Unison:
Father, as we read about Absalom we are reminded of our own treachery toward You. As he built himself up, took honor from the king, and developed his arrogance until he ultimately stole the throne from David, we often do this to You with our rebellious attitudes.
Forgive us for putting ourselves on the throne. Keep us from the arrogance, which seeks to steal Your honor and glory. Give us the grace we need to serve and honor our rightful King with our whole being.
Now hear the Lord’s Assurance of Pardon
“He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6
Hymn: Lord Have Mercy by Steve Merkel
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Offering Checks may be sent to:
Evangel Presbyterian Church
Attn.: Kent Walline
1545 S. 135th St. W.
Wichita, KS 67235
On-line giving available now at: evangelpca.org (fees apply)
Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen, amen.
Hymn: When I Survey the Wonderous Cross #252
RECEIVING THE WORD OF GOD
The Scripture Reading:
II Kings 4:8-17
Pastor: Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and observe it.
People: Open our eyes, that we may see wonderful things from Thy Word.
Am I a Traitor?
Rev. Tim Rackley
(scroll down for sermon outline notes)
Prayer of Application
RESPONDING TO THE WORD OF GOD
Hymn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God #92
Pastor: “May that One, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of His grace, lavish on you all wisdom and understanding. So that you might keep your heart on the right path. Amen.”
Ephesians 1:7-8; Proverbs 23:19
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him, all creatures, here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Am I a Traitor?
The Scripture Reading:
II Kings 4:8-14
Point: Because Jesus is Lord,
we must follow Him.
I. Jesus Leads Us
A. His Provision
B. Our Gifts
II. Jesus Knows Us
A. Knows the Future
B. Knows We are Sinners
C. Knows Us Personally
III. Jesus Warns Us
A. God’s Decree
B. Man’s Choice
C. God’s Judgment
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP
Rev. Tim Rackley, Senior Pastor; Brad Deoden, Assisting Elder
Rev. Don Rackley, Associate Pastor; Liesel Engelbrecht/Pianist