April 11, 2021 · 10:30am
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Call to Worship+
Psalm 34:3, 8–9 (alt.), 18, 19, 22
+Please stand as you are able.

Leader: Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
All: and let us exalt his name together!

Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. (ESV)

Hymn No. 76+
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Sheet Music

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven,
To his feet your tribute bring;
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who, like me, his praise should sing?
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise him for his grace and favor
To our fathers in distress;
Praise him, still the same forever,
Slow to chide and swift to bless;
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Glorious in his faithfulness.

Father-like, he tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame he knows;
In his hands he gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes;
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Widely as his mercy goes.

Frail as summer’s flow’r we flourish,
Blows the wind and it is gone;
But while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise the High Eternal One.

Angels, help us to adore him;
You behold him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
Dwellers all in time and space,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise him, praise him,
Praise with us the God of grace.

Text: from Psalm 103; Henry F. Lyte (1834), mod.
Music: John Goss (1869)
Public Domain.


Invocation+

Coming Clean

Call to Confession
Jeremiah 9:23–24

Confession of Sin

Father, you are the God of all power, wisdom, and might. Forgive us for so often seeking to do life in our own strength. We rely on our resources, our talents, our own ingenuity. Our prayerlessness shows that we believe that we can make it apart from you. We thank you for the skills and abilities you have given us, and we recognize that even with all of this we can do nothing of lasting value apart from your blessing in Jesus. Jesus, we thank you that you are the well-spring of life, and as we turn to you we find forgiveness, love, mercy, intimacy, and joy in you and in our common Father. Holy Spirit, we praise you as the one sent from the Father and the Son to dwell in us, to conform us to the image of Christ, and to strengthen us for a life of obedience. Teach us to rely on you in our weakness. Strengthen us to flee lust, subdue pride, and fight fear with the precious promises of our Savior. May others glimpse your greatness at work in our weakness this week. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Made New

Assurance of Grace
2 Corinthians 12:7–10

Hymn
All I Have Is Christ
Sheet Music

I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way;
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will,
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race,
Indifferent to the cost,
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross;
And I beheld God’s love displayed—
You suffered in my place,
You bore the wrath reserved for me,
Now all I know is grace!

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ!
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ!
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!


Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me.
O Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose;
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You.

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ!
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ!
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life!

Text and Music: Jordan Kauflin
Copyright © 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
All rights reserved.


Confession of Faith+
Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Drawn Near

Scripture Reading
Jeremiah 9:23–24; 2 Corinthians 12:7–10; Hebrews 11:1–16

Prayer for the Church

Hymn+
Jesus, I Come
Sheet Music

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of my sickness into Thy health,
Out of my wanting and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into Thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of Thy home,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Text: William Sleeper • Music: Greg Thompson
Copyright © 2000 Greg Thompson Music. All rights reserved.


Scripture Reading
Genesis 4:11–26

Sermon
The Way of Cain & the Way of Life

Hymn No. 498+
Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!
Sheet Music

Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.


Jesus! what a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my strength, my vict’ry wins.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.


Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my comfort, helps my soul.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.


Jesus! what a guide and keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my pilot, hears my cry.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.


Jesus! I do now receive him,
More than all in him I find;
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am his, and he is mine.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah, what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.

Text: J. Wilbur Chapman (1910)
Music: Rowland Hugh Pritchard (1855)
Public Domain.


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Doxology+
Sheet Music

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Text: Thomas Ken (1709) • Music: Louis Bourgeois’ Genevan Psalter (1551)
Trinity Hymnal No. 731 • Public Domain.



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