September 12, 2021

Psalm 119:65-72

  • Order of Worship

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Gathering the Family Together

     

    The Lord Be with You

    Leader:    The Lord be with you__ __.

     

    All:           And also with you __.

    The Lord of heaven and earth __ be worshiped in this place.

    The covenant of grace be renewed __ __ __.

    The Lord __ be with you.

     

    Leader:    Lord, open our lips __ __,

     

    All:           And we’ll sing your praise __.

    O Lord, your unfailing love __ and mercy will endure __

    as fresh and bright and sure as morning sun __ __ __.

    We bless you, Three in One!

    Text © 2005 Reformed Church Press · Hymn Text © 1999 Ron Rienstra CCLI 172212

     

    Call To Worship

     

    Scripture Reading:                                       Psalm 73:1-3, 16-17, 21-28

    God Is My Strength and Portion Forever

    1 Truly God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

    2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
    my steps had nearly slipped.

    3 For I was envious of the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

     

    16 But when I thought how to understand this,
    it seemed to me a wearisome task,

    17 until I went into the sanctuary of God;
    then I discern.

     

    21 When my soul was embittered,
    when I was pricked in heart,

    22 I was brutish and ignorant;
    I was like a beast toward you, O LORD.

    23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
    you hold my right hand.

    24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will receive me to glory.

    25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

    26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
    you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

    28 But for me it is good to be near God;
    I have made the Lord God my refuge,
    that I may tell of all your works.

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

    The General Confession

    Almighty and most merciful Father,

    we have erred, and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep.

    We have offended against Thy holy laws.

    We have left undone those things which we ought to have done,

    and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;

    and there is no health in us.

    O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders.

    Spare them, O Lord, which confess their faults.

    Restore them that are penitent, according to Thy promises

    declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    And grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake,

    that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life –

    to the glory of Thy holy name. Amen.

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

    Psalm 32 B                                                                 Blue Psalter, pg 208

    You Are My Hiding Place

    You are my hiding place,

    You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance,

    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

    I will trust in You

    Let the weak say I am strong, in the strength of the Lord.

    by Michael Ledner © 1981 Maranatha! Music ARR CCLI #172212

     

     

    Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

    Jesus, draw me ever nearer, as I labor through the storm.

    You have called me to this passage, and I’ll follow, though I’m worn.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

     

    Jesus, guide me through the tempest; Keep my spirit staid and sure.

    When the midnight meets the morning, let me love You even more.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

     

    Let the treasures of the trial form within me as I go

    And at the end of this long passage, let me leave them at Your throne.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

    Lyrics by Margaret Becker © Modern M Music. Music by Keith Getty © 2001 Thankyou Music. Used by permission. CCLI #172212.

     

     

    How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

    How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,

    That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.

    How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away,

    As wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory.

     

    Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon His shoulders;

    Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers.

    It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished;

    His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished.

     

    I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom;

    But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection.

    Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer,

    But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom.

    by Stuart Townend ©1995 Thankyou Music. ARR CCLI #172212

     

    Psalm 23 F                                                                 Blue Psalter, pg 136

    The Lord’s My Shepherd

    Verse 1:

    The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.

    He makes me lie in pastures green.

    He leads me by the still, still waters,

    His goodness restores my soul.

     

    Refrain:

    And I will trust in you alone.

    And I will trust in you alone,

    For your endless mercy follows me,

    Your goodness will lead me home.

     

    Verse 2:

    He guides my ways in righteousness,

    And he anoints my head with oil,

    And my cup, it overflows with joy,

    I feast on his pure delights.                             Refrain

     

    Verse 3:

    And though I walk the darkest path,

    I will not fear the evil one

    For you are with me, and your rod and staff

    Are the comfort I need to know.                     Refrain

    Music: Stuart Townend © 1996 ThankYou Music, admin. By worshiptogether.com songs/EMI CMG Publishing, excl. UK and Europe, admin. By Kingsway Music www.kingswaysongs.com

     

    Children’s Sermon

     

    Surely Goodness and Mercy

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    All the days, all the days of my life.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    All the days, all the days of my life.

    Copyright 1958 by Singspiration, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission

     

     

    Pastoral Prayer

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

  •  

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Sermon Hymn:                                                                                         

    Psalm 119:65-72 (Tet)

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

    65 You have dealt well with your servant, *

    O, Lord, according to your word.

    66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge; *

    for I believe in your commandments.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    67 Before I was humbled I went astray, *

    but now I keep your word.

    68 You are good and do good; *

    teach me your statutes.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    69 The arrogant smear me with lies, *

    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.

    70 Their hearts are fat and gross, *

    but I delight in your law.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    71 It is good for me that I was humbled, *

    so that I might learn your statutes.

    72 The law of your mouth is better to me *

    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

     

     

    Today’s Message

    Sermon Series: The ABCs of God’s Word

    Affliction is God for Us. Do We Get ‘TET’?

    Psalm 119:57-64

     

    Notes

     

    I. God is __________________.      (Psalm 119:65-68)

     

    A. He keeps his _____________ to us.                 (Psalm 119:65)

     

    1.    He teaches life’s ___________ to us.         (Psalm 119:66)

     

    1. He corrects us through _____________       (Psalm 119:67)

     

    B. He is the definition of ___________                (Psalm 119:68)

     

     

    II. God _________ us in the gristle of affliction.      (Psalm 119:69-70)

     

    A. When the arrogant __________ us.                  (Psalm 119:69)

     

    B. Because their hearts are ____________           (Psalm 119:70)

     

    C.  His word is our whole-hearted _________ (Psalm 119:69-70)

     

     

    III. God’s Word is our __________ treasure.              (Psalm 119:71-72)

     

    A. Profit to ___________                                      (Psalm 119:71)

     

    B. Priceless ______________.                             (Psalm 119:72)

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    Red Hymnal 495 plus additional verse

     

    It Is Well with My Soul

    1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

    When sorrows like sea billows roll;

    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

     

    Refrain:

    It is well, (It is well,) with my soul, (with my soul,)

    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

     

    1. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

    Let this blest assurance control,

    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.             (Repeat Refrain)

     

    1. My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought—

    My sin—not in part but the whole,

    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!          (Repeat Refrain)

     

    1. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

    Even so—it is well with my soul.                            (Repeat Refrain)

    Public Domain

     

    Benediction

  • Order of Worship

    Sunday, September 12, 2021

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Gathering the Family Together

     

    The Lord Be with You

    Leader:    The Lord be with you__ __.

     

    All:           And also with you __.

    The Lord of heaven and earth __ be worshiped in this place.

    The covenant of grace be renewed __ __ __.

    The Lord __ be with you.

     

    Leader:    Lord, open our lips __ __,

     

    All:           And we’ll sing your praise __.

    O Lord, your unfailing love __ and mercy will endure __

    as fresh and bright and sure as morning sun __ __ __.

    We bless you, Three in One!

    Text © 2005 Reformed Church Press · Hymn Text © 1999 Ron Rienstra CCLI 172212

     

    Call To Worship

     

    Scripture Reading:                                       Psalm 73:1-3, 16-17, 21-28

    God Is My Strength and Portion Forever

    1 Truly God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

    2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
    my steps had nearly slipped.

    3 For I was envious of the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

     

    16 But when I thought how to understand this,
    it seemed to me a wearisome task,

    17 until I went into the sanctuary of God;
    then I discern.

     

    21 When my soul was embittered,
    when I was pricked in heart,

    22 I was brutish and ignorant;
    I was like a beast toward you, O LORD.

    23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
    you hold my right hand.

    24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will receive me to glory.

    25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.

    26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    27 For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
    you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

    28 But for me it is good to be near God;
    I have made the Lord God my refuge,
    that I may tell of all your works.

     

    Prayer of Invocation

     

    The General Confession

    Almighty and most merciful Father,

    we have erred, and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep.

    We have offended against Thy holy laws.

    We have left undone those things which we ought to have done,

    and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;

    and there is no health in us.

    O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders.

    Spare them, O Lord, which confess their faults.

    Restore them that are penitent, according to Thy promises

    declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    And grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake,

    that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life –

    to the glory of Thy holy name. Amen.

     

     

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

    Psalm 32 B                                                                 Blue Psalter, pg 208

    You Are My Hiding Place

    You are my hiding place,

    You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance,

    Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

    I will trust in You

    Let the weak say I am strong, in the strength of the Lord.

    by Michael Ledner © 1981 Maranatha! Music ARR CCLI #172212

     

     

    Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer

    Jesus, draw me ever nearer, as I labor through the storm.

    You have called me to this passage, and I’ll follow, though I’m worn.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

     

    Jesus, guide me through the tempest; Keep my spirit staid and sure.

    When the midnight meets the morning, let me love You even more.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

     

    Let the treasures of the trial form within me as I go

    And at the end of this long passage, let me leave them at Your throne.

    May this journey bring a blessing, may I rise on wings of faith;

    And at the end of my heart’s testing, with Your likeness let me wake.

    Lyrics by Margaret Becker © Modern M Music. Music by Keith Getty © 2001 Thankyou Music. Used by permission. CCLI #172212.

     

     

    How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

    How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,

    That He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.

    How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away,

    As wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory.

     

    Behold the man upon a cross, my sin upon His shoulders;

    Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers.

    It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished;

    His dying breath has brought me life, I know that it is finished.

     

    I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom;

    But I will boast in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection.

    Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer,

    But this I know with all my heart, His wounds have paid my ransom.

    by Stuart Townend ©1995 Thankyou Music. ARR CCLI #172212

     

    Psalm 23 F                                                                 Blue Psalter, pg 136

    The Lord’s My Shepherd

    Verse 1:

    The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.

    He makes me lie in pastures green.

    He leads me by the still, still waters,

    His goodness restores my soul.

     

    Refrain:

    And I will trust in you alone.

    And I will trust in you alone,

    For your endless mercy follows me,

    Your goodness will lead me home.

     

    Verse 2:

    He guides my ways in righteousness,

    And he anoints my head with oil,

    And my cup, it overflows with joy,

    I feast on his pure delights.                             Refrain

     

    Verse 3:

    And though I walk the darkest path,

    I will not fear the evil one

    For you are with me, and your rod and staff

    Are the comfort I need to know.                     Refrain

    Music: Stuart Townend © 1996 ThankYou Music, admin. By worshiptogether.com songs/EMI CMG Publishing, excl. UK and Europe, admin. By Kingsway Music www.kingswaysongs.com

     

    Children’s Sermon

     

    Surely Goodness and Mercy

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    All the days, all the days of my life.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

    All the days, all the days of my life.

    Copyright 1958 by Singspiration, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission

     

     

    Pastoral Prayer

    The basket to receive His tithes and our offerings

    is located on the left as you leave the Sanctuary.

  •  

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Sermon Hymn:                                                                                         

    Psalm 119:65-72 (Tet)

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

    65 You have dealt well with your servant, *

    O, Lord, according to your word.

    66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge; *

    for I believe in your commandments.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    67 Before I was humbled I went astray, *

    but now I keep your word.

    68 You are good and do good; *

    teach me your statutes.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    69 The arrogant smear me with lies, *

    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.

    70 Their hearts are fat and gross, *

    but I delight in your law.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

    71 It is good for me that I was humbled, *

    so that I might learn your statutes.

    72 The law of your mouth is better to me *

    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

    O LORD, my delight, my delight is in your law.

     

     

     

    Today’s Message

    Sermon Series: The ABCs of God’s Word

    Affliction is God for Us. Do We Get ‘TET’?

    Psalm 119:57-64

     

    Notes

     

    I. God is __________________.      (Psalm 119:65-68)

     

    A. He keeps his _____________ to us.                 (Psalm 119:65)

     

    1.    He teaches life’s ___________ to us.         (Psalm 119:66)

     

    1. He corrects us through _____________       (Psalm 119:67)

     

    B. He is the definition of ___________                (Psalm 119:68)

     

     

    II. God _________ us in the gristle of affliction.      (Psalm 119:69-70)

     

    A. When the arrogant __________ us.                  (Psalm 119:69)

     

    B. Because their hearts are ____________           (Psalm 119:70)

     

    C.  His word is our whole-hearted _________ (Psalm 119:69-70)

     

     

    III. God’s Word is our __________ treasure.              (Psalm 119:71-72)

     

    A. Profit to ___________                                      (Psalm 119:71)

     

    B. Priceless ______________.                             (Psalm 119:72)

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    Red Hymnal 495 plus additional verse

     

    It Is Well with My Soul

    1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

    When sorrows like sea billows roll;

    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

     

    Refrain:

    It is well, (It is well,) with my soul, (with my soul,)

    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

     

    1. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

    Let this blest assurance control,

    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.             (Repeat Refrain)

     

    1. My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought—

    My sin—not in part but the whole,

    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!          (Repeat Refrain)

     

    1. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

    Even so—it is well with my soul.                            (Repeat Refrain)

    Public Domain

     

    Benediction

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