Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 14
2 April 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».
– We Fall Down / Holy, Holy, Holy
All: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!
Todos: Santo, santo, santo es el Señor Dios Todopoderoso,
el que era y que es y que ha de venir.
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: O King enthroned on high, filling the earth with your glory: holy is your name, Lord God almighty. In our sinfulness we cry to you and ask you to take our guilt far away from us, and to cleanse our lips that we may proclaim the praises of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
C: O Rey entronizado en lo alto, llenando la tierra de tu gloria: Santo es tu nombre, Señor Dios omnipotente. En nuestra pecaminosidad clamamos a ti, pidiendo que llevarías nuestra culpa lejos de nosotros, y que limpiarías nuestros labios para que proclamemos las obras maravillosas de aquel que nos llamó de las tinieblas a su luz admirable, por medio de Jesucristo nuestro Señor. 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.
– This Life is an Altar
– 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 34:11-16, 30-31 (Español)
“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice…And they shall know that I am the Lord their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Lord God. And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Lord God.”
Collect. Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
“Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Pastoral Prayer: Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Weeping/Tears they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84 ESV)
– Blest Be the Lamb**
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
All: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!
Todos: ¡La salvación viene de nuestro Dios, que está sentado en el trono, y del Cordero!
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
*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.
– House of God Forever (Psalm 23)
All: Worthy are you 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.
Todos: Digno eres porque fuiste sacrificado,
y con tu sangre compraste gente para Dios
de toda raza, lengua, pueblo y nación.
De ellos hiciste un reino;
los hiciste sacerdotes al servicio
de nuestro Dios,
y reinarán sobre la tierra.
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 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 Cor. 12:12-14, 26
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many…If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Así como el cuerpo es uno, y tiene muchos miembros, pero todos los miembros del cuerpo, siendo muchos, son un solo cuerpo, así también Cristo, porque por un solo Espíritu fuimos todos bautizados en un cuerpo, tanto judíos como griegos, tanto esclavos como libres; y a todos se nos dio a beber de un mismo Espíritu…De manera que si un miembro padece, todos los miembros se duelen con él, y si un miembro recibe honra, todos los miembros con él se gozan.
Minister: O merciful Lord, we do not presume to come to your Table, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your Table. But you are the same Lord, whose special quality is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. (Prayer of Humble Access)
Minister: Oh Señor misericordioso, nosotros no nos atrevemos a venir a tu Mesa, confiados en nuestra rectitud, sino en tus muchas y grandes misericordias. No somos dignos ni aún de recoger las migajas debajo de tu Mesa. Mas Tú eres el mismo Señor, siempre misericordioso por naturaleza: concédenos, por tanto, Señor, por tu clemencia, que de tal modo comamos la Carne de tu amado Hijo Jesucristo, y bebamos su Sangre, que nuestros cuerpos pecadores sean limpios por su Cuerpo, y nuestras almas lavadas por su preciosísima Sangre; y que siempre vivamos en El, y El en nosotros. Amén
Offerings and Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias –
My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus 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. No teman, porque así dice el Señor Todopoderoso: 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.
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!
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.
All: Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.
Todos: ¡Amén! La alabanza, la gloria, la sabiduría, la acción de gracias, la honra, el poder y la fortaleza son de nuestro Dios por los siglos de los siglos. ¡Amén!