Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 22
28 May 2017
Seventh Sunday of Easter
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.
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.
– O God Beyond All Praising
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 to take our guilt away, and to cleanse our lips to speak your word, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
C: O Rey entronizado en lo alto, llenando la tierra de tu gloria: Santo es su nombre, Señor Dios omnipotente. En nuestra pecaminosidad clamamos a ti tomar nuestra culpa de distancia, y para limpiar nuestros labios para hablar de su palabra, través de Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén
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 sins no more. So stand, and lift up your hearts in worship, trusting that the blood of Jesus alone that cleanses you from all your sins.
Segun las promes del nuevo pacto, Dios perdonará sus iniquidades, y nunca más se acoradará de sus pecados. Entonces, puestos de pie, levantemos nuestros corazones a Dios en adoración, confiando que la sangre de Cristo nos limpia de nuestros pecados.
– Great is Thy Faithfulness / Grande Es Tu Fidelidad
All: To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory
and might forever and ever! (Rev. 5:13)
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!
* 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 — Ezekiel 40:2-4; 43:1-12
2 In visions of God he brought me to the land of Israel, and set me down on a very high mountain, on which was a structure like a city to the south. 3 When he brought me there, behold, there was a man whose appearance was like bronze, with a linen cord and a measuring reed in his hand. And he was standing in the gateway. 4 And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.”
1 Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing east. 2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. 3 And the vision I saw was just like the vision that I had seen when he came to destroy the city, and just like the vision that I had seen by the Chebar canal. And I fell on my face. 4 As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, 5 the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 6 While the man was standing beside me, I heard one speaking to me out of the temple, 7 and he said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the people of Israel forever. And the house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoring and by the dead bodies of their kings at their high places, 8 by setting their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them. They have defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed, so I have consumed them in my anger. 9 Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever. 10 “As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. 11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the design of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, that is, its whole design; and make known to them as well all its statutes and its whole design and all its laws, and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe all its laws and all its statutes and carry them out. 12 This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple.
Collect: O God, the King of glory, who has exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto your kingdom in heaven: We ask you, leave us not comfortless, but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Sermon — The New City-Temple – Revelation 21
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed— 13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
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)
– O Glorious Day
** 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
*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.
– The Lord’s Prayer
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 — Luke 22:19-20, 25-26
19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood . . . And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors. 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
19 También tomó pan y, después de dar gracias, lo partió, se lo dio a ellos y dijo: ―Este pan es mi cuerpo, entregado por ustedes; hagan esto en memoria de mí. 20 De la misma manera tomó la copa después de la cena, y dijo: ―Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre, que es derramada por ustedes . . . 25 Jesús les dijo: ―Los reyes de las naciones oprimen a sus súbditos, y los que ejercen autoridad sobre ellos se llaman a sí mismos benefactores. 26 No sea así entre ustedes. Al contrario, el mayor debe comportarse como el menor, y el que manda como el que sirve.
Offerings and Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias – Phil. / Fil. 4:18-20
The gifts you sent [are] a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Lo que enviaron es una ofrenda fragante, un sacrificio que Dios acepta con agrado. Así que mi Dios les proveerá de todo lo que necesiten, conforme a las gloriosas riquezas que tiene en Cristo Jesús. A nuestro Dios y Padre sea la gloria por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.
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!
Fellowship Meal / Convivio
28 May 2017
Menu: Carne Asada