Bible Study / Estudio Biblico – 9 am || Worship / Culto de Adoración – 10 am
– Come Ye Sinners
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People
Scripture Reading and Invocation / Lectura e Invocación —
Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and ofthe love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. (Col 3:3-5)
Que Dios nuestro Padre les conceda gracia y paz. Siempre que oramos por ustedes, damos gracias a Dios, el Padre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, pues hemos recibido noticias de su fe en Cristo Jesús y del amor que tienen por todos los santos a causa de la esperanza reservada para ustedes en el cielo.
CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People
Minister: As we draw near to God, let us humbly confess our sins and our need of the grace of God.
Ministro: Mientras nos acercamos a Dios, confesemos humildemente nuestros pecados y nuestra necesidad de la gracia de Dios.
Minister: Put off all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Col 3:9, 12-14)
Ministro: Pero ahora abandonen también todo esto: enojo, ira, malicia, calumnia y lenguaje obsceno. Por lo tanto, como escogidos de Dios, santos y amados, revístanse de afecto entrañable y de bondad, humildad, amabilidad y paciencia, de modo que se toleren unos a otros y se perdonen si alguno tiene queja contra otro. Así como el Señor los perdonó, perdonen también ustedes. Por encima de todo, vístanse de amor, que es el vínculo perfecto.
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón
Minister: According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful toward your iniquities, and he will remember your sins no more. Now, let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Col 3:16)
Ministro: Segun las promesas del nuevo pacto, Dios les perdonará sus iniquidades, y nunca más se acordará de sus pecados. Que adoremos a nuestro Dios en espíritu y verdad.
– Be Thou My Vision
– Abide with Me
– Help My Unbelief *
* Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class during this song. Sermon en Español en la capilla.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading and Prayer – Acts 15:1-6; Galatians 2:1-5
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas andsome of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.
Sermon Series “Unfinished Business” / Construction — Comfort and Convict (Titus 1:9-16)
[A presbyter-bishop] must hold fast to the teaching of the faithful word, so that he may be able to counsel in the healthy doctrine and also to convict those who contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty-talkers and mind-benders, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are over-turning whole households by teaching what they must not for the sake of shameful gain. One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. So for this reason, convict them severely, in order that they may be sound in the faith, not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of men who turn away from the truth. To the clean, all things are clean, but to the defiled and unfaithful, nothing is clean, but it is defiled — both their mind and conscience. They confess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, disqualified for any good work.
Pastoral Prayer —
– O Glorious Day**
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
CONFESSION OF FAITH | God Comforts His People —
We believe Jesus is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And we believe Jesus is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross. (Col 1:15-23)
– Narrow Little Road
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His People
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through the faithful work of God, who raised him from the dead. (Col 2:8-12)
Cuídense de que nadie los cautive con la vana y engañosa filosofía que sigue tradiciones humanas, la que va de acuerdo con los principios de este mundo y no conforme a Cristo. Toda la plenitud de la divinidad habita en forma corporal en Cristo; y en él, que es la cabeza de todo poder y autoridad, ustedes han recibido esa plenitud. Además, en él fueron circuncidados, no por mano humana sino con la circuncisión que consiste en despojarse del cuerpo pecaminoso. Esta circuncisión la efectuó Cristo. Ustedes la recibieron al ser sepultados con él en el bautismo. En él también fueron resucitados mediante la fiel obra de Dios, quien lo resucitó de entre los muertos.
[ Interlude – Instrumental ]
Offerings and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:15, 17)
Que gobierne en sus corazones la paz de Cristo, a la cual fueron llamados en un solo cuerpo. Y sean agradecidos. Y todo lo que hagan, de palabra o de obra, háganlo en el nombre del Señor Jesús, dando gracias a Dios el Padre por medio de él.
– Blest Be the Lamb
COMMISSION | God Sends His People
Benediction — May you walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. May your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Grace be with you. (Col 4:5-6, 18)
Bendición — Que se comporten sabiamente con los que no creen en Cristo, aprovechando al máximo cada momento oportuno. Que su conversación sea siempre amena y de buen gusto. Así sabrán cómo responder a cada uno. Que la gracia sea con ustedes.