THE MILLENNIUM OF GOSPEL RULE (Revelation 20: 1 – 6)

Order of Worship:

Choir: “All Glory Be To God On High” (Hymn 237)

Opening Hymn 239 – “Come, Thou Almighty King”

The Invocation And Opening Prayer

Selected “Kingdom” Scriptures
Mark 1: 14-15 (“The Kingdom is at hand… Repent and believe”)
John 18: 36-37 (Christ’s Kingdom not of this world,but “truth” found in believing hearts)
Luke 17: 20-21 (Kingdom of God not seen or physical, but “within you)
Romans 14: 17 (Kingdom “righteousness, peace & joy in Holy Spirit”)
Philippians 3: 20-21 (“Our citizenship is in heaven…”)

The Nicene Creed (Hymnal, Page 22)

Hymn 265 – “Thine Honor Save, O Christ, Our Lord”

The Sermon …………. Revelation 20: 1 – 6

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the Word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.

THE MILLENNIUM OF GOSPEL RULE

1. In Which Satan Is Bound & Cannot Thwart The Gospel
2. In Which Believers Die And Live And Rule With Christ
3. Will Give Way To The Christ’s Eternal Kingdom

The Offering, Confession Of Sins and Absolution

The Communion Prayer And Consecration

The Distribution Of The The Lord’s Supper (Hymn 315)

(Holy Communion is being celebrated in our service today. The reception of this holy Sacrament is, according to Holy Scripture, both an expression of “vertical” unity and fellowship with God by faith in Jesus Christ and “horizontal” unity and fellowship with those with whom we are united in faith and in our confession of God’s Word. We therefore ask only those who have publicly professed such unity by membership at Berea or another CLC congregation to come forward to the Lord’s table. This is not a judgment of anyone’s faith or heart (“The Lord knows them that are His”), but rather an expression of our Scriptural faith and convictions. Any having questions or seeking a church home are invited to speak with the pastor.)

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

Hymn 207 (V 2,4 & 6) – “Thanks To Thee, O Christ Victorious”

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