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Order of Service January 16, 2022

Call to Worship - Psalm 63:1-4

Hymn 1: The Church's One Foundation (#270)

The church's one Foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is his new creation
By water and the Word:
From heav'n he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.

Elect from ev'ry nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food.
And to one hope she presses,
With ev'ry grace endued.

Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping,
Their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song.

The church shall never perish!
Her dear Lord to defend,
To guide, sustain and cherish
Is with her to the end;
Though there be those that hate her,
And false sons in her pale,
Against or foe or traitor
She ever shall prevail.

'Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace for evermore;
Till with the vision glorious
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great church victorious
Shall be the church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union
With the God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with thee.

Amen

Hymn 2: How Firm a Foundation (#80)

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed;
I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

"E'en down to old age all my people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake."

Amen

Prayer

Scripture Reading: Genesis 25:1-28, Matthew 12:22-32

Catechism: #45

#45 content_copy
Question What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
Answer The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral law.1
expand_more [1] Romans 2:14–15; 10:5

Hymn 3: Amazing Grace (#402)

Amazing grace—how sweet the sound—
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found—
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

And when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.

When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.

Amen

Sermon: No Foundation But Jesus Christ; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

Hymn 4: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (#582)

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest upon unchanging grace;
In ev'ry rough and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, his covenant, his blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When I shall launch in worlds unseen,
O may I then be found in him;
Dressed in his righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Amen

The Lord's Supper

If you have not joined with us before, please know that SVRBC only serves communion to those who:

  1. Trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation
  2. Have received a believer's baptism
  3. Are members of a church that shares our gospel of salvation through faith in Christ alone.

If these do not apply to you, then we are happy to have you remember Christ’s death with us, but please decline the elements.

Gloria Patri

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!

Lunch

Afternoon Prayer Service

Call to Worship - Psalm 9:11-12

Hymn 1: Break Thou the Bread of Life (#256)

Break thou the bread of life,
Dear Lord, to me,
As thou didst break the loaves
Beside the sea;
Throughout the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord,
My spirit pants for thee,
O living Word.

Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,
To me, to me,
As thou didst bless the bread
By Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease,
All fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace,
My All in all.

Thou art the Bread of Life,
O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth
That saveth me;
Give me to eat and live
With thee above;
Teach me to love thy truth,
For thou art love.

O send thy Spirit, Lord,
Now unto me,
That he may touch mine eyes,
And make me see:
Show me the truth concealed
Within thy Word,
And in thy Book revealed
I see the Lord.

Amen

Sermon: The Oracle of Dumah: The Weight of Revelation - Isaiah 21:11-12

Psalm 21:1-7 and Prayer

Tune: New Britain (Amazing Grace)

1 The king will have joy in your strength,
O Lord; And with his voice,
In your salvation you provide,
How greatly he’ll rejoice.

2 To him you’ve given ev’ry want
With which his heart has swelled;
And there’s no thing his lips request,
That from him you’ve withheld

Prayer of confession and petition for forgiveness

3 For you meet him with blessings rich
Of goodness manifold;
You set a crown upon his head
Made of the finest gold.

Prayer for individuals and families

4 He asked for life from you, and you
did it unto him give,
Yes, such a length of days that he
forevermore should live.

5 In that salvation you have wrought
Great is his glory made;
Both honor and great majesty
Upon him you have laid.

Prayer for the church

6 For you upon him evermore
your blessings do deploy;
And in your presence, you do make
Him to be glad with joy.

7 Because the king upon the Lord
His confidence does lay;
And through the love of him, Most High,
He’ll not be moved away.

Prayer for the government and the salvation of the world

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Amen!