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The Declaration of Dependence: Justification and Works
Audio
Delivered By
Dr. Heath Rickmond
Delivered On
May 24, 2020
Central Passage
Titus 2:15-3:8
Subject
Titus
Description

MORNING WORSHIP

May 24, 2020, 10:30 A.M.

“Cease striving and know that I am God..” PSALM 46:10

 

Pre-Service Music Christ Our Hope in Life and Death Getty, Boswell, Kauflin, Merker, Papa

Family Matters

*Call to Worship O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer’s praise,

The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of His grace!

 

Jesus, the name that calms my fears, That bids my sorrows cease;

‘This music in the sinner’s ears; ‘This life and health and peace.

 

He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin, He sets the pris’ner free;

His blood can make the foulest clean, His blood availed for me.

(public domain)

 

*Invocation

*Hymn of Praise Praise Him! Praise Him!

Praise Him! praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!

Sing, O earth, His wonderful love proclaim!

Hail Him! hail Him! highest arch-angels in glory,

Strength and honor give to His holy name!

Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children;

In His arms he carries them all day long:

Praise Him! praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness!

Praise Him! praise Him! ever in joyful song!

 

Praise Him! praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!

For our sins, He suffered and bled and died;

He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,

Hail Him! hail Him! Jesus the crucified:

Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,

Love unbounded, wonderful, deep, and strong.

Praise Him! praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness!

Praise Him! praise Him! ever in joyful song!

 

Praise Him! praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!

Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring!

Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever;

Crown Him! crown Him! prophet and priest and King!

Christ is coming, over the world victorious,

Pow’r and glory unto the Lord belong:

Praise Him! praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness!

Praise Him! praise Him! ever in joyful song!

(public domain)

Congregational Affirmation of Faith taken from the Heidelberg Catechism Questions 1

Leader:
What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Congregation:
That I am not my own, but belong body and soul, in life and in death to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

 

Song of Assurance Christ Our Hope in Life and Death

What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to Him belong

Who holds our days within His hand?
What comes, apart from His command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand

 

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

 

What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to Him belong

Who holds our days within His hand?
What comes, apart from His command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand

 

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

 

What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good
Where is His grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer's blood

Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us night
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?

 

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

 

Unto the grave, what will we sing?
"Christ, He lives; Christ, He lives!"
And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with Him

There we will rise to meet the Lord
Then sin and death will be destroyed
And we will feast in endless joy
When Christ is ours forevermore

 

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah!
Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death

(by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Merker, Matt Papa

© 2020 Getty Music Publishing/Messenger Hymns/Matthew Merker Music/

Jordan Kauflin Music/Getty Music Hymns and Songs/ Love Your Enemies Publishing.

Used by permission. CCLI #591288)

 

*Scripture Reading Titus 2:15-3:8

Sermon The Declaration of Dependence: Justification and Works Pastor Rickmond

Titus 2:15-3:8

  1. God’s word declares what submission looks like.
  2. God’s word declares what we were.
  3. God’s word declares what He did for us.
  4. God’s word declares what believers devote themselves to.

*Song of Reflection Trust and Obey

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word

What a glory He sheds on our way!

Let us do His good will; He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.

 

Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly repay;

Not a grief or a loss, Not a frown or a cross,

But is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.

 

Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet

Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;

What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go;

Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.

(public domain)

 

*Benediction Pastor Rickmond

 

 

 

*congregation stand