Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 38
18 September 2016
Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 4 pm + Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 pm
New Location: 2850 Eastglen Blvd Mesquite, Texas 75181
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People
Scripture Reading and Invocation / Lectura y Invocación –
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We bless you from the house of the LORD.
The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 118:26-29 ESV)
Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor.
Desde la casa del Señor los bendecimos.
El Señor es Dios y nos ilumina.
Atad el sacrificio con cuerdas a los cuernos del altar.
Tú eres mi Dios, por eso te doy gracias;
tú eres mi Dios, por eso te exalto.
Den gracias al Señor, porque él es bueno;
su gran amor perdura para siempre.
CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People
Minister: The gospel calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ. As we offer ourselves to him in penitence and faith, we renew our confidence and trust in his mercy.(Be seated)
Ministro: El Evangelio nos llama a abandonar el pecado y ser fieles a Cristo. A medida que nos ofrecemos a él con fe y arrepentimiento, renovamos nuestra confianza en su misericordia. (Sentados)
C: God of mercy, we acknowledge that we are all sinners. We turn away from the wrong that we have thought and said and done, and we are mindful of all that we have failed to do. For the sake of Jesus, who died for us, forgive us for all that is past, and help us to live each day in the light of Christ our Lord. Amen.
C: Dios de misericordia, reconocemos que todos somos pecadores. Nos alejamos del mal que hemos pensado y dicho y hecho, y somos conscientes de todo lo que hemos dejado de hacer. Por el bien de Jesús, que murió por nosotros, perdone por todo lo que ha pasado, y ayúdanos a caminar día tras día en la luz de Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.
Silent prayer/Orar en silencio
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
M: May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and always. Amen.
M: Que el Dios omnipotente, que envió a su Hijo al mundo para salvar a los pecadores,
te entregue su perdón y paz, ahora y por siempre. Amén.
– Before the Throne
– Abide with Me*
* Little children 3 and under may go to Bible Class. / Sermon en Español en salon C.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading and Prayer —
 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.  I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.  As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.  Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.  For I have bent Judah as my bow; I have made Ephraim its arrow. I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and wield you like a warrior’s sword.  Then the LORD will appear over them… The LORD of hosts will protect them… On that day the LORD their God will save them, as the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land.  For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women. (Zechariah 9:9-17 ESV)
Collect. Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 20, Common Prayer)
Sermon — John 12:12-26
 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”  And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,  “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”  His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.  The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.  The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.  So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”  Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks.  So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.  And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.  Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
– Jesus Messiah
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
CONFESSION OF FAITH | God Sustains His People –
Congregation Recites – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father,
Almighty Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into death;
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy *catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen
– Narrow Little Road
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His People
Scripture Reading and Prayer / Lectura y Oración –
If you have been baptized into Christ, and trust Him as your only hope for Salvation, and are a member in good standing at any Christian church, then you are invited to eat and drink with God’s family.
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, Ud esta invitado a comer y beber con la familia de Dios.
Scripture Reading and Prayer —
Keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Phil. 3:17-21
Fíjense en los que se comportan conforme al modelo que les hemos dado. Como les he dicho a menudo, y ahora lo repito hasta con lágrimas, muchos se comportan como enemigos de la cruz de Cristo. Su destino es la destrucción, adoran al dios de sus propios deseos y se enorgullecen de lo que es su vergüenza. Sólo piensan en lo terrenal. En cambio, nosotros somos ciudadanos del cielo, de donde anhelamos recibir al Salvador, el Señor Jesucristo. Él transformará nuestro cuerpo miserable para que sea como su cuerpo glorioso, mediante el poder con que somete a sí mismo todas las cosas. Fil. 3:17-21
[ Interlude ]
Offerings and Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias –
My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:5-9
Mi Espíritu permanece en medio de ustedes, conforme al pacto que hice con ustedes cuando salieron de Egipto. »No teman, porque así dice el Señor Todopoderoso: “Dentro de muy poco haré que se estremezcan los cielos y la tierra, el mar y la tierra firme; ¡haré temblar a todas las naciones! Sus riquezas llegarán aquí, y así llenaré de esplendor esta casa —dice el SeñorTodopoderoso—. Mía es la plata, y mío es el oro —afirma el SeñorTodopoderoso—. El esplendor de esta segunda casa será mayor que el de la primera —dice el Señor Todopoderoso—. Y en este lugar concederé la paz”, afirma el Señor Todopoderoso.»
COMMISSION | God Sends His People
Benediction: May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you! Psalm 67:1-3
Bendición: Dios nos tenga compasión y nos bendiga;
Dios haga resplandecer su rostro sobre nosotros,
para que se conozcan en la tierra sus caminos,
y entre todas las naciones su salvación.
Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos;
que todos los pueblos te alaben.