Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 12
19 March 2017
Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 4 pm + Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 pm
Meeting at 2850 East Glen Mesquite, Texas 75181
The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24
Pero se acerca la hora, y ha llegado ya, en que los verdaderos adoradores rendirán culto al Padre en espíritu y en verdad, porque así quiere el Padre que sean los que le adoren. Dios es espíritu, y quienes lo adoran deben hacerlo en espíritu y en verdad. Juan 4:23-24
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His People –
Scripture Reading and Invocation / Lectura y Invocación –
M: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
C: To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father,
to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
M: Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
M: Gracia y paz a ustedes de parte de aquel que es y que era y que ha de venir; y de parte de los siete espíritus que están delante de su trono; y de parte de Jesucristo, el testigo fiel, el primogénito de la resurrección, el soberano de los reyes de la tierra.
C: Al que nos ama y que por su sangre nos ha librado de nuestros pecados,
al que ha hecho de nosotros un reino,
sacerdotes al servicio de Dios su Padre,
¡a él sea la gloria y el poder por los siglos de los siglos! Amén.
M: ¡Miren que viene en las nubes! Y todos lo verán con sus propios ojos, incluso quienes lo traspasaron; y por él harán lamentación todos los pueblos de la tierra. ¡Así será! Amén. «Yo soy el Alfa y la Omega —dice el Señor Dios—, el que es y que era y que ha de venir, el Todopoderoso».
– Arise O God and Shine
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: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
C: O misericordioso Dios, confesamos que hemos pecado en contra de ti en pensamiento, palabra, y obra, por lo malo que hemos hecho, y por lo bueno que hemos dejado de hacer. No hemos amado a nuestro Dios con todo el corazón; no hemos amado al prójimo como a nosotros mismos. Lo sentimos mucho y nos arrepentimos humildemente. Por el bien de tu hijo Jesucristo, ten piedad de nosotros y perdónanos; que nos deleitemos en tu voluntad, y caminemos en tus caminos, para la gloria de tu nombre. Amén.
Silent prayer/Orar Silenciosa
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
M: Blessed be God, because he has not rejected our prayer or removed his steadfast love from us!(Ps 66:21) May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and for ever. Amen.
M: ¡Bendito sea Dios, que no rechazó nuestra plegaria ni nos negó su amor! (Salmo 66:20). 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.
– Holy, Holy, Holy / Santo, Santo, Santo
C: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!
C: Santo, santo, santo es el Señor Dios Todopoderoso,
el que era y que es y que ha de venir
– The Lord’s Prayer*
* Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class. Sermon en Español en Salon C.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His People
Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 1 (select verses)
 As I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God… As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal.  And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,  but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings… As for the likeness of their faces, each had a human face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle… As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.  And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning… Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads… And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads… And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.  And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.  Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking. (ESV)
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: Revelation 5:1-14
 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.  And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”  And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it,  and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.  And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”  And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.  And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.  And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.  And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,  saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped. (ESV)
Pastoral Prayer –
– How Great is our God / Cuan Grande Es Dios**
[**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 and refers to the whole Christian church throughout the world. La palabra *catholic quire decir universal y se refiere a toda la iglesia cristiana en todo el mundo.
– Arise My Soul Arise
Silence / Silencio
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.
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.
The Words of Institution / Palabras de Institución — 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Lord Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Que el Señor Jesús, la noche en que fue traicionado, tomó pan, y, después de dar gracias, lo partió y dijo: «Este pan es mi cuerpo, que por ustedes entrego; hagan esto en memoria de mí». De la misma manera, después de cenar, tomó la copa y dijo: «Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre; hagan esto, cada vez que beban de ella, en memoria de mí». Porque cada vez que comen este pan y beben de esta copa, proclaman la muerte del Señor hasta que él venga.
Offerings and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias – 2 Cor. 8:7-9
As you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
Así como sobresalen en todo —en fe, en palabras, en conocimiento, en dedicación y en su amor hacia nosotros—, procuren también sobresalir en esta gracia de dar. No es que esté dándoles órdenes, sino que quiero probar la sinceridad de su amor en comparación con la dedicación de los demás. Ya conocen la gracia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que, aunque era rico, por causa de ustedes se hizo pobre, para que mediante su pobreza ustedes llegaran a ser ricos.
All: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!
Todos: ¡Digno es el Cordero, que ha sido sacrificado,
de recibir el poder, la riqueza y la sabiduría,
la fortaleza y la honra, la gloria y la alabanza!
All: To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!
Todos: ¡Al que está sentado en el trono y al Cordero,
sean la alabanza y la honra, la gloria y el poder, por los siglos de los siglos!
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.