Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 9
28 February 2016
Third Sunday in Lent

Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 9am    Worship/Culto de Adoracion – 10am

“These things are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31 ESV)

Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church

– Come Ye Sinners

Welcome, Scripture Reading, and Prayers – (Psalm 67:1-5 ESV)

Minister: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us.”

People: “That your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.”

Minister: “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!”

 People: “Let the nations be glad and sing for joy.”

 Minister: “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!”

Ministro: Dios nos tenga compasión y nos bendiga; Dios haga resplandecer su rostro sobre nosotros,

Congregación: para que se conozcan en la tierra sus caminos, y entre todas las naciones su salvación.

Ministro: Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos; que todos los pueblos te alaben.

Congregación: Alégrense y canten con júbilo las naciones,

Ministro: Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos; que todos los pueblos te alaben.

– Pensive, Doubting, Fearful Heart

Confession of Sins | God Forgives His People

Minister: Brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near and humbly confess our sins to God.

Ministro: Hermanos, tenemos plena libertad para entrar en el Lugar Santísimo, mediante la sangre de Jesús, entonces déjenos acercarnos para confesar nuestros pecados a Dios.

Minister:  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” (John 3:20-21 ESV)

Ministro: Pues todo el que hace lo malo aborrece la luz, y no se acerca a ella por temor a que sus obras queden al descubierto. En cambio, el que practica la verdad se acerca a la luz, para que se vea claramente que ha hecho sus obras en obediencia a Dios.


Minster:  Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life…I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” (John 8:12; 12:46 ESV)

Ministro: Jesús se dirigió a la gente, y les dijo: Yo soy la luz del mundo. El que me sigue no andará en tinieblas, sino que tendrá la luz de la vida… Yo soy la luz que ha venido al mundo, para que todo el que crea en mí no viva en tinieblas.

Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –

Minister: According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful toward your iniquities and remember your sins no more. Stand and lift up your hearts in worship, trusting that it is the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all our sins.

Ministro: Segun las promes del nuevo pacto, Dios perdonará sus iniquidades, y nunca más se acoradará de sus pecados. Puestos de pie, levantemos nuestros corazones a Dios en adoración, confiando que la sangre de Cristo nos limpia de nuestros pecados.

– Before the Throne of God Above

– Help My Unbelief*

*Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class. Sermón en español en salon C.

Consecration | God Equips His Church

Scripture Reading and Prayer – (Isaiah 56:1-8 ESV)

Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my righteousness be revealed. Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.” Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” For thus says the LORD: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off. “And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it, and holds fast my covenant, these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”

Collect: Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sermon: The Purpose of John’s Gospel – Bo Cogbill (John 20:30-31; 21:24-25)              

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name…This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true. Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

Pastoral Prayer — Prayer

– In Christ Alone

**Kids return to worship. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse.

Confession of Faith

Congregation Reads – (Colossians 1.15-20)

We believe Jesus is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of all creation.
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.
We believe Jesus is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
He 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.

– There is a Fountain Filled with Blood 

Communion | God Nourishes His Church

If you have been baptized into Christ, trust Him as your only hope for Salvation, and are communicants in good standing at any evangelical church, then you are invited to take the elements as they are passed. Please hold them until such time that we partake of them together.

Si Ud ha sido bautizado en Cristo y confia en él como su unica esperanza para salvacion, y es miembro sano en una iglesia Cristiana, puede participar en la santa cena del Señor con plena confianza porque es Cristo que le invita.

Communion Meditation and Prayer — (John 6:53-56 ESV)

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

Ciertamente les aseguro —afirmó Jesús— que si no comen la carne del Hijo del hombre ni beben su sangre, no tienen realmente vida. El que come mi carne y bebe mi sangre tiene vida eterna, y yo lo resucitaré en el día final. Porque mi carne es verdadera comida y mi sangre es verdadera bebida. El que come mi carne y bebe mi sangre, permanece en mí y yo en él.


Offerings and Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias — (John 15:8-13 ESV)

By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Mi Padre es glorificado cuando ustedes dan mucho fruto y muestran así que son mis discípulos. »Así como el Padre me ha amado a mí, también yo los he amado a ustedes. Permanezcan en mi amor. Si obedecen mis mandamientos, permanecerán en mi amor, así como yo he obedecido los mandamientos de mi Padre y permanezco en su amor. Les he dicho esto para que tengan mi alegría y así su alegría sea completa. Y éste es mi mandamiento: que se amen los unos a los otros, como yo los he amado. Nadie tiene amor más grande que el dar la vida por sus amigos.


– O Love that Will Not Let M eGo

Commission | God Sends His Church — (Numbers 6:24-26; John 13:34-35 ESV)

Benediction: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Just as Christ has loved you, you also love one another. By this all people will know that you are His disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Bendición: El Señor te bendiga y te guarde; el Señor te mire con agrado y te extienda su amor; el Señor te muestre su favor paz. Tal como Jesús los ha amado, también ustedes deben amarse los unos a los otros. De este modo todos sabrán que son mis discípulos, si se aman los unos a los otros.

– Doxology