GOD’S “REVELATION” OF CHRIST (Revelation)

Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 30 (Page 34 In Front Of Supplement)

Choir Chorale – “Jesus, Lead Thou On” (Hymn 410)
(Arranged And Directed By Cathy Augustin)

WS 743 : Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Confessional Prayer

GOD’S “REVELATION” OF CHRIST

1. CHRIST AND THE CHURCH

Revelation 1–3 – “Divine Shepherd And Strengthener”
(The vision of the glorified Christ & letters of love and concern to the seven churches)

Hymn 466 V 1-2 – “Christ, Thou Art The Sure Foundation”

2. CHRIST AND THE WORLD

Revelation 4-11 – A Heavenly History Perspective
(Visions of the victorious, worthy and ruling Lamb as He opens the scroll of history – revealing both the enemy forces and His mighty and conquering Gospel as it “rides” victorious through history – evoking outbursts of praise among God’s own in heaven and upon earth.)

Hymn 344 – “Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs”

3 CHRIST AND VICTORY

Revelation 12 – 20 – A Mighty Foe Vanquished
(Portrayed as a vicious dragon with beast-like, spiritually-destructive agents roaming the earth and again as a seductive, mysterious harlot sent to spiritually seduce and destroy a vulnerable world, Satan is exposed, bound and overcome by the power of Jesus through His Gospel in time and by His return in glory for all eternity.)

Hymn 471 (V 3-4) – “They Have Come From Tribulation”

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love For Christ’s Kingdom-Work

4. CHRIST AND ETERNITY

Revelation 21-22- The Heaven That Awaits Us
(In unforgettably picturesque language, the Spirit portrays the beauty, glory and joy of our future and eternal home – the “new heaven and new earth” where we will serve and glorify the Lamb unfettered, uninhibited or unlimited by sin or its effects. Come, quickly, Lord Jesus – and take us home.)

Hymn: “Lo, He Comes” (Cf Bulletin Insert)

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Lighting Of The Advent Candle
(On this first Sunday of Advent the Candle of Hope is lit as a group of members of our church choir sing – “Come, O Child of Hope, we pray. Enter our hearts & show us Your way. Promise of God, Heaven’s pure Light, Hope for our world shining bright! Come, O Child of Hope, we pray.

Hymn 56 (V 1 & 5) – “Jesus Came, The Heavens Adoring”

Silent Prayer and Announcements

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.