Service Preview for November 8

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Call To Worship
We confess the supremacy of God in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Call to Worship
From Psalm 24:3-4, 7-10 (ESV)

Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.

Who is the King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory!

Our Sung Call to Worship
To God Be The Glory

Verse 1
To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in. (Chorus)

Chorus
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

Verse 2
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. (Chorus)

Verse 3
Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our victory, when Jesus we see. (Chorus)

Words by Fanny Crosby
Music by William H. Doane
Public Domain

Confession
We confess our need for mercy through both responsive reading and song.

Our Spoken Confession
Based on Philippians 2:5-11 (CSB)

Most Holy Father,

We have not adopted the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus,
who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be exploited.

We have not humbled ourselves
by assuming the form of a servant,
to glorify you in service to others,
by becoming obedient
to the point of death.

In and through Christ, forgive us and renew us,
cause us to delight in your will
and to walk in your ways,
so that your salvation might be known in all places,
so that every knee will bow
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
to the glory of your holy name.

Amen.

Our Sung Confession
I Am Ashamed

Verse 1
I used to nurture bitterness,
To count up every slight.
The world’s a moral wilderness,
And I have felt its blight.
Self-pity ruled, resentment reigned,
No one understood my pain.
I spiraled down in murky night,
Insisting that I had the right
To hate and hate again.
I am ashamed, ashamed. O, my Lord, forgive.

Verse 2
But then the gospel taught me how
To contemplate the cross.
For there Christ died for me and now
I’ve glimpsed the bitter cost.
He bore abuse and blows and hate.
He did not retaliate.
Triumphant malice sneered and tossed
Blind rage at Him; He never lost
The love that conquers hate.
I am ashamed, ashamed. O, my Lord, forgive.
I am ashamed, ashamed. O, my Lord, forgive.

Verse 3
To make no threat, to smile, forgive,
To love and not because I must;
For Jesus showed me how to live
And trust the One who’s just.
To suffer wrong and feel the pain,
Certain that the loss is gain.
Oh God, I want so much to trust,
To follow Jesus on the cross:
To love and love again, to love and love again.
I am ashamed, ashamed. O, my Lord, forgive.
I am ashamed, ashamed. O, my Lord, forgive.

Words and Music by Sandra McCracken and D. A. Carson
©2016 Drink Your Tea Music

Assurance and Peace
We profess our assurance of salvation and peace in Christ through both responsive reading and song.

Remember the Gospel & The Lord’s Supper
Based on Isaiah 53 and Ephesians 1:20-24

There is good news to those who feel the weight of their
unworthiness before the Lord.

Jesus Christ has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows!
Yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.

He was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

And the Lord raised him from the dead
and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
and above every name that is named,
not only in this age but also in the one to come.
And he has put all things under his feet
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

What has Christ given you to remember his saving work?

He has given us this banqueting table,
a foretaste of the marriage supper of the Lamb!

What is this bread?

This is the body of Christ, broken for us.

What is this cup?

This is the blood of Christ, broken for us.

Let the Bride of Christ rejoice in song!

Our Sung Profession of Assurance
Afflicted Saint, To Christ Draw Near

Verse 1
Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,
Your Savior’s gracious promise hear,
His faithful Word, you can believe,
That as your days your strength shall be.

Verse 2
Your faith is weak, your foes are strong,
And if the conflict should be long,
The Lord will make the tempter flee,
That as your days your strength shall be. (Chorus)

Chorus
So, sing with joy, afflicted one;
The battle’s fierce, but the victory’s won;
God shall supply all that you need.
Yes, as your days your strength shall be.

Verse 3
Should persecution rage and flame,
Still trust in your Redeemer’ name;
In fiery trials you shall see,
That as your days your strength shall be. (Chorus)

Verse 4
When called to bear your weighty cross,
Or sore affliction, pain, or loss,
Or deep distress or poverty,
Still as your days your strength shall be. (Chorus 2 X’s)

Words and Music by John Fawcett,
Connie Dever (Chorus)
©2018 PraiseFactory Music/ASCAP, Sovereign Grace Worship/ASCAP

Thanksgiving and Petition

We Give Thanks in Prayer and Offer Petitions to God
We express our gratitude to God our Father for Christ’s work on the cross for us and bring our requests before him. In bringing our requests, we confess that we believe God truly is a good father, who cares about our needs and gives us what he knows is best.

We Give Thanks by Giving
We give financial offerings to support the work of the church because of our gratitude to God. By giving we confess we are trusting in God’s provision for us as well.
On the first Sunday of each month we have two offerings—one for the general fund and a second one for the benevolence ministry of our church.

You may give electronically at gabcames.org/giving/ or place your offering in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary or send a check in the mail.

Scripture Reading
2 Peter 2:10b-22
10…Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!
15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

Sermon
2 Peter 2:10b-22 – Preachers Who Abandon God and His Word – Pastor Michael Felkins

Sending
Having heard and confessed the Gospel, we are sent into the world on mission in Christ, which we express in spoken word.

Blessing
Based on Ephesians 1:18-19

May you go out from here knowing
the hope to which God has called you,
the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and the immeasurable greatness of his power
toward us who believe.

Amen.

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