PRAY TO BE A CHURCH FAITHFUL IN DOCTRINE AND LIFE (Revelation 2: 18 – 29)

Order of Worship:

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 25 (Hymnal, Page 128)

Opening Hymn 293 –“O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace”

The Invocation & Responsive Reading Of Psalm 143, Page 155

The Absolution And Order Of Matins – Page 32 Only

P: O Lord, open Thou my lips.
C: And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.

P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
C: Make haste to help me, O Lord.Glory be to the Father and to the
Son and to the Holy ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now, and
ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Hallelujah!

The Scripture Reading – 1 Thessalonians 4: 12 – 24
(An Encouragement To To Follow Our Lord With Faithfulness To His Word In Our Confession And Our Lives.)

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 by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucifed, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn 292 (V 1-3, 6-9) – “Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide”

The Sermon ………………. Revelation 2: 18 – 29

To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, Whose eyes are blazing fire and Whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and she has not repented. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering and those with her unless they repent. Then all the churches will know that I am He Who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay according to their deeds. Now I say to the rest who do not hold to her teaching and have not embraced Satan’s deep secrets. Hold on to what you have until I come. To him who overcomes and does My will to the end, I will give him the Morning Star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

PRAY TO BE A CHURCH FAITHFUL IN DOCTRINE AND LIFE

Hymn 473 – “The Churches One Foundation”

Our Gifts For The Lord’s Kingdom Work

Our Prayers And Our Lord’s Blessing

Hymn 466 (V 1 & 4) – “Christ, Thou Art The Sure Foundation”

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