Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 49
4 December 2016
Second Sunday of Advent
Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 4 pm + Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 pm
Meeting at : 2850 Eastglen Blvd Mesquite, Texas 75181
Lighting the Second Candle of Advent
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People –
Scripture Reading and Invocation / Lectura y Invocación –
M: Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
C: For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
M: Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.
M: Vengan, postrémonos reverentes,
doblemos la rodilla
ante el Señor nuestro Hacedor.
C: Porque él es nuestro Dios
y nosotros somos el pueblo de su prado;
¡somos un rebaño bajo su cuidado!
M: Si ustedes oyen hoy su voz,
no endurezcan el corazón
Prayer / Oración
– Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace
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, our confidence and trust in his mercy is renewed.
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, nuestra confianza en su misericordia es renovado.
C: Merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent; according to your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
C: O misericordioso Padre; Hemos errado, y nos hemos extraviado de tus caminos como ovejas perdidas. Hemos seguido demasiado los designios y deseos de nuestro propio corazón. Hemos faltado a tus santas leyes. Hemos dejado de hacer lo que debíamos haber hecho; Y hemos hecho lo que no debíamos hacer; Y en nosotros no hay salud. Mas Tú, oh Señor, compadécete de nosotros, miserables pecadores. Libra, oh Dios, a los que confiesan sus culpas. Restaura a los que se arrepienten según tus promesas declaradas a toda humanidad en Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Y concédenos, Oh Padre misericordioso, por su amor; Que de aquí en adelante vivamos una vida sobria, santa y justa, para gloria de tu Santo Nombre. Amén.
Silent prayer/Orar en silencio
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful toward your iniquities, and He will remember your sin no more. So lift up your hearts in worship, trusting that it is the blood of Jesus Christ alone that cleanses you from all of your sin. Amen
Segun las promesas del nuevo pacto, Dios perdonará sus iniquidades, y nunca más se acordará de sus pecados. Entonces, levantemos nuestros corazones a Dios en adoración, confiando que la sangre de Cristo nos limpia de nuestros pecados.
Our King and Savior draws near: Come, let us worship and adore him.
Nuestro Rey y Salvador se acerca; Vengan, adorémosle.
– Contempla Dios / Behold Your God
– Rescue // Grace and Peace*
* Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class. Sermon en Español en Salon C.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading – Genesis 3:1-10, 22-24
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” … therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. (ESV)
Collect. Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sermon: Love — Betrayed, Condemned, Denied – John 18:1-27
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am,” they drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked them again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am. So, if you seek me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.” Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?” So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him. First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people. Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.” When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?” Annas then sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” Peter again denied it, and at once a rooster crowed. (ESV)
Pastoral Prayer –
– Christ or Else I Die
[Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.]
CONFESSION | God Forgives 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
[* The word catholic means universal. We retain it t remain consistent with historic Christian tradition since the 2nd century.]
– “Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding” (Vox clara ecce intonat – Latin hymn 5th century)
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His People
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 at Christ’s invitation.
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 a la invitación de Cristo.
Scripture Reading and Prayer — 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17, 21, 24, 31
Minister: The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread…You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons…Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor…So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Ministro: Esa copa de bendición por la cual damos gracias, ¿no significa que entramos en comunión con la sangre de Cristo? Ese pan que partimos, ¿no significa que entramos en comunión con el cuerpo de Cristo? Hay un solo pan del cual todos participamos; por eso, aunque somos muchos, formamos un solo cuerpo…No pueden beber de la copa del Señor y también de la copa de los demonios; no pueden participar de la mesa del Señor y también de la mesa de los demonios…Que nadie busque sus propios intereses sino los de su prójimo…En conclusión, ya sea que coman o beban o hagan cualquier otra cosa, háganlo todo para la gloria de Dios.
Offerings and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias
Two things I ask of you;
deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God. Proverbs 30:7-9
»Sólo dos cosas te pido, Señor;
no me las niegues antes de que muera:
Aleja de mí la falsedad y la mentira;
no me des pobreza ni riquezas
sino sólo el pan de cada día.
Porque teniendo mucho, podría desconocerte
y decir: “¿Y quién es el Señor?”
Y teniendo poco, podría llegar a robar
y deshonrar así el nombre de mi Dios. Proverbios 30:7-9
COMMISSION | God Sends His People
Benediction / Bendición
M: 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.
C: Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you! Psalm 67:1-3
M: 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.
C: Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos;
que todos los pueblos te alaben.
Advent Devotional Wednesday @ 7 PM at Jared and Julie’s House (Sunnyvale)
Devocional de Adviento Miércoles @ las 7 en Casa Bustamante (Mesquite)