Sermon Title: The Testing of Your Faith
Sermon Text: James 1:1-4
Worship Guide: https://bit.ly/26Feb23_AM_Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship: Psalm 84:1-2, 12
Minister: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
People: My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Minister: O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
All: Praise the Lord!
Hymnal # 181 “We Come, O Christ, to You”
We come, O Christ, to you, true Son of God and man, by whom all things consist, in whom all life began:
in you alone we live and move, and have our being in your love.
You are the Way to God,
your blood our ransom paid;
in you we face our Judge
and Maker unafraid.
Before the throne absolved we stand, your love has met your law’s demand.
You are the living Truth! All wisdom dwells in you, the Source of every skill, the one eternal TRUE!
O great I AM! In you we rest, sure answer to our every quest.
You only are true Life,
to know you is to live
the more abundant life
that earth can never give:
O risen Lord! We live in you:
in us each day your life renew!
We worship you, Lord Christ, our Savior and our King,
to you our youth and strength adoringly we bring:
so fill our hearts, that all may view your life in us, and turn to you!
Prayer of Invocation and the Lord’s Prayer
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.
God Cleanses Us
Confession of Sin Prayer for Pardon
All: Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, you have promised forgiveness of sins to all those who draw near to you in repentance and true faith. Have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all your goodness, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Grace: Romans 8:38-39
Hymnal #735: “Gloria Patri”
Offertory: Deuteronomy 16:17
Prayer of the Church: Elder Dean Abbott
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 12:27-43
Songbook #6 “Am I a Soldier of the Cross”
Am I a soldier of the cross
A foll'wer of the Lamb
And shall I fear to own His cause Or blush to speak His Name
Must I be carried to the skies
On flow'ry beds of ease
While others fought to win the prize And sailed through bloody seas
Are there no foes for me to face Must I not stem the flood
Is this vile world a friend to grace To help me on to God
Sure I must fight if I would reign Increase my courage Lord
I'll bear the toil endure the pain Supported by Thy Word
Thy saints in all this glorious war Shall conquer though they die They see the triumph from afar By faith's discerning eye
When that illustrious day shall rise And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through skies The glory shall be Thine
Reading of Sermon Scripture James 1:1-4
Sermon “The Testing of your Faith” , Pastor M. Connor Underseth
Hymnal #256 “There Is a Green Hill Faraway”
There is a green hill far away, without a city wall,
where the dear Lord was crucified, who died to save us all.
We may not know, we cannot tell, what pains he had to bear;
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.
He died that we might be forgiv'n, he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heav'n, saved by his precious blood.
There was no other good enough to pay the price of sin;
he only could unlock the gate
of heav'n, and let us in.
O dearly, dearly has he loved, and we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood, and try his works to do.
Hymnal #845 “Apostles Creed”
Words of Institution: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Approach the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Hymnal #731: “Doxology” Benediction
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