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Morning Worship Service: 27-Aug-2023
Rev. Dr. Joel E. Wood
Rev. Dr. Joel E. Wood
Sunday, August 27, 2023
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SERMON TEXT: Acts  3:1-10 (
SERMON: “Jump Around”, Pastor Joel E. Wood

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“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise…”

GREETING & CALL TO WORSHIP     Hebrews 12:28-29

Leader: Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
People: Let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
Leader: For our God is a consuming fire.

Trinity Hymnal #580   “Lead On, O King Eternal” 
Lead on, O King eternal,
the day of march has come; 
henceforth in fields of conquest 
thy tents shall be our home: 
through days of preparation 
thy grace has made us strong, 
and now, O King eternal,
we lift our battle song. 
Lead on, O King eternal,
till sin's fierce war shall cease, 
and holiness shall whisper
the sweet amen of peace;
for not with swords loud clashing, 
nor roll of stirring drums,
but deeds of love and mercy,
the heav'nly kingdom comes. 
Lead on, O King eternal,
we follow, not with fears;
for gladness breaks like morning 
where'er thy face appears;
thy cross is lifted o'er us;
we journey in its light:
the crown awaits the conquest; 
lead on, O God of might. 
“We have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus…”

REFLECTION ON GOD’S LAW       from Exodus 20:1-17 & N.T. corollaries, ESV
Leader: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. People: This is the great and first commandment. (Matt. 22: 37-38) 
Leader: God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before me." 
People: For although there may be so- called "gods" in heaven or on earth... yet for us there is one God. (1 Cor. 8:5- 6) 
Leader: You shall not make for yourself an idol.
People: What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God. (2 Cor. 6:16) 
Leader: You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
People: Let your "yes" be yes and your "no" be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. (Jam. 5:12) 
Leader: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
People: There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. (Heb. 4:9-10) 
ASSURANCE OF PARDON     2 Timothy 2:9 

Trinity Hymnal #671 “Forever Trusting in the Lord”
Forever trusting in the Lord,
take heed to do his will;
so shall you dwell within the land, 
and he your needs shall fill. 
Delight now in the Lord, 
and he will grant your heart's request; 
to him commit your way in faith, 
and thus you shall be blessed. 
And he shall make your righteousness 
shine brightly as the light,
and as the burning noonday sun
your judgment shall be bright. 
Rest in the Lord with quiet trust,
wait patiently for him;
though wickedness triumphant seem, 
let not your faith grow dim. 

“Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts…”

Psalm 1:1-6  “That Man Is Blessed”
That man is blessed who does not walk 
As wicked men advise,
Nor stand where sinners meet, nor sit 
Where scorners pose as wise. 
Instead he is the one who makes 
The LORD’s law his delight, 
And in that law he meditates 
By day and in the night. 
He’s like a deeply planted tree 
Beside a water stream,
Which in its season bears its fruit, 
Whose leaves stay fresh and green. 
In all he does he will succeed. 
The wicked are not so,
But they are like the scattered chaff 
Swept by the winds that blow. 

The wicked therefore will not stand 
When time of judgment comes,
Nor will the sinners stand among 
Assembled righteous ones.
Because the LORD the righteous loves; 
The path they walk He knows. 
The wicked walk a different path, 
That to destruction goes. 
GOD’S WORD READ    Acts  3:1-10 (Pew Bible, p. 911)
GOD’S WORD PREACHED     “Jump Around” by  Pastor Joel E. Wood

All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done,  on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.

“Before the Lamb of God”   CCLI Song # 2306412 
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav'n He stands 
No tongue can bid me thence depart 
No tongue can bid me thence depart 
When Satan tempts me to despair 
And tells me of the guilt within 
Upward I look and see Him there 
Who made an end to all my sin 
Because the sinless Saviour died 
My sinful soul is counted free 
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me 
To look on Him and pardon me 
Behold Him there the risen Lamb 
My perfect spotless righteousness 
The great unchangeable I Am 
The King of glory and of grace 
One with Himself I cannot die 
My soul is purchased with His blood 
My life is hid with Christ on high 
With Christ my Saviour and my God 
With Christ my Saviour and my God 
“Now therefore, O LORD, let your word be confirmed…”

Trinity Hymnal p. 845:  “Apostles’ Creed” 

Minister: The Lord be with you;
People: And also with you.

Minister: Lift up your hearts;
People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God;
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.


Song of Praise “Glorify Thy Name” (CCLI Song #1583)
Father, we love You,
We worship and adore You.
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Glorify Thy name, glorify Thy name, 
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Jesus, we love You,
We worship and adore You.
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Glorify Thy name, glorify Thy name, 
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Spirit, we love You,
We worship and adore You.
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Glorify Thy name, glorify Thy name, 
Glorify Thy name in all the earth. 
Trinity Hymnal #731 Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: 
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host, 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.