Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 34
23 August 2015
Bible Study / Estudio Biblico – 9 am || Worship / Culto de Adoración – 10 am
The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.
El Señor está en su santo templo; ¡guarde toda la tierra silencio en su presencia!
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People
– Come Ye Sinners
Welcome, Scripture Reading, and Prayers
You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant…Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. Heb 12:22-24, 28-29
Ustedes se han acercado al monte Sión, a la Jerusalén celestial, la ciudad del Dios viviente. Se han acercado a millares y millares de ángeles, a una asamblea gozosa, a la iglesia de los primogénitos inscritos en el cielo. Se han acercado a Dios, el juez de todos; a los espíritus de los justos que han llegado a la perfección; a Jesús, el mediador de un nuevo pacto…Así que nosotros, que estamos recibiendo un reino inconmovible, seamos agradecidos. Inspirados por esta gratitud, adoremos a Dios como a él le agrada, con temor reverente, porque nuestro «Dios es fuego consumidor».
CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People
– Be Thou My Vision
Minister: Brothers and sisters, since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us draw near and humbly confess our sins to God.
Ministro: Hermanos, ya que en Jesús, el Hijo de Dios, tenemos un gran sumo sacerdote que ha atravesado los cielos, déjenos acercarnos para confesar nuestros pecados a Dios.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:15-16
No tenemos un sumo sacerdote incapaz de compadecerse de nuestras debilidades, sino uno que ha sido tentado en todo de la misma manera que nosotros, aunque sin pecado. Así que acerquémonos confiadamente al trono de la gracia para recibir misericordia y hallar la gracia que nos ayude en el momento que más la necesitemos.
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón
Minister: According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful to you and remember your sins no more.
Ministro: Segun las promes del nuevo pacto, Dios te perdonará, y nunca más se acoradará de sus pecados.
Minister: Since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Heb 10:19-23
Ministro: Mediante la sangre de Jesús, tenemos plena libertad para entrar en el Lugar Santísimo, por el camino nuevo y vivo que él nos ha abierto a través de la cortina, es decir, a través de su cuerpo; y tenemos además un gran sacerdote al frente de la familia de Dios. Acerquémonos, pues, a Dios con corazón sincero y con la plena seguridad que da la fe, interiormente purificados de una conciencia culpable y exteriormente lavados con agua pura.
– To the Cross I Cling
– Pensive, Doubting, Fearful Heart *
* Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class. Sermon en Español en Salon C.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading and Prayer
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 4:12-5:3
Collect. Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sermon: Go with the FLOW: Love God — Deuteronomy 10:12-13
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?
Pastoral Prayer –
– My Jesus I Love Thee **
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
CONFESSION | God Sustains His People
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. / Mantengamos firme la esperanza que profesamos, porque fiel es el que hizo la promesa.
We believe God spoke to our fathers by the prophets long ago,
at many times and in many ways, but in these last days
he has spoken to us by his Son,
whom he appointed the heir of all things,
through whom also he created the world.
He is the radiance of the glory of God,
and the exact imprint of his nature,
and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
After making purification for sins,
he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Amen Heb 1:1-3
– Narrow Little Road
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His People
Scripture Reading –
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Heb 8:10-12
Éste es el pacto que después de aquel tiempo haré con la casa de Israel —dice el Señor—: Pondré mis leyes en su mente y las escribiré en su corazón. Yo seré su Dios, y ellos serán mi pueblo. Ya no tendrá nadie que enseñar a su prójimo, ni dirá nadie a su hermano: “¡Conoce al Señor!”, porque todos, desde el más pequeño hasta el más grande, me conocerán. Yo les perdonaré sus iniquidades, y nunca más me acordaré de sus pecados.»
[ Interlude – Instrumental ]
Offering and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrenda e Acción de Gracias —
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Heb 13:5-6
Manténganse libres del amor al dinero, y conténtense con lo que tienen, porque Dios ha dicho: «Nunca te dejaré; jamás te abandonaré.» Así que podemos decir con toda confianza: «El Señor es quien me ayuda; no temeré. ¿Qué me puede hacer un simple mortal?»
– As You Go
COMMISSION: God Sends His Church
Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another. Heb 10:24-25
Preocupémonos los unos por los otros, a fin de estimularnos al amor y a las buenas obras. No dejemos de congregarnos, como acostumbran hacerlo algunos, sino animémonos unos a otros.
Benediction: Grace be with all of you.
Bendición: Que la gracia sea con todos ustedes.