AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 96:4-9: ”The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary…O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.”

Hymn—“Come Thou Fount”

Scripture Reading—1 John 1:1-2:2

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Lord, What A Heaven Of Saving Grace”

Testimonies

Hymn—“Lord I Cannot Let Thee Go”

Sermon—“Let Us Therefore Come Boldly”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Identifying the main structure of Hebrews 4:14-16
• Examining Paul’s purpose for writing the Epistle to the Hebrews
• Explaining how the gospel of grace in the New Testament is the same gospel of grace in the Old Testament
• Highlighting the three offices ordained by God to meet the sinner’s need—(1) king, to rule the sinner; (2) prophet, to represent God to the sinner; (3) priest, to represent the sinner to God
• Highlighting the three parts to the office of priest
• Explaining how Jesus, the Son of God, perfectly fulfills the three parts as the sinner’s great high priest
• Connecting the intercession of Christ with the petitions of His people
• Explaining what it means to “hold fast our profession”
• Explaining what it means to “come boldly unto the throne of grace”
• Explaining how the sinner is able to “obtain mercy”
• Explaining how the sinner is able to “find grace to help in time of need”

Hymn—“Come Boldly To A Throne Of Grace”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen.



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