Go Boldly

Dr. Jonathan Sloan shares about the boldness we can have through our faith in Jesus Christ. How does that change how you live? Based on Hebrews 4:14-16

The Service for the Lord’s Day
April 26, 2020    10:30 am
“Go Boldly”
Hebrews 4:14-16

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WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE

Prelude                               “Come, Sound His Praise Abroad”                      arr. T McKibben

“Make His Praise Glorious”                             arr. T McKibben

 

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Hymn                                                “Mighty To Save”                                    Hillsong United

Everyone needs compassion

A love that’s never failing

Let mercy fall on me

 

Everyone needs forgiveness

The kindness of a Saviour

The hope of nations

 

Saviour, he can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save

Forever Author of Salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave

 

So take me as you find me

All my fears and failures

Fill my life again

 

I give my life to follow

Everything that I believe in

Now I surrender

 

Saviour, he can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save

Forever Author of Salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave

Shine your light and let the whole world see

We’re singing for the glory of the risen king Jesus

Shine your light and let the whole world see

We’re singing for the glory of the risen king

 

Saviour, he can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save

Forever Author of Salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave

 

Saviour, he can move the mountains

My God is mighty to save

He is mighty to save

Forever Author of Salvation

He rose and conquered the grave

Jesus conquered the grave

 

Call to Worship

Leader:     We gather this morning seeking a relationship with Christ.

People:    We need a sympathetic ear;

Leader:     we need an empathetic heart.

People:    We need a loving and caring example.                      

       Leader:     The Lord is an all knowing, all powerful God who endured life as a human

and understands our weaknesses.  Let us go boldly to Him today and

always.

       ALL:        Let us worship God!

 

Hymn                                          “Who You Say I Am”                                  Hillsong Worship

Who am I that the highest King

Would welcome me

I was lost but He brought me in

Oh His love for me

Oh His love for me

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

Free at last He has ransomed me

His grace runs deep

While I was a slave to sin

Jesus died for me

Yes He died for me

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

In my Father’s house

There’s a place for me

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

I am chosen, not forsaken

I am who You say I am

You are for me, not against me

I am who You say I am

I am chosen, not forsaken

I am who You say I am

You are for me, not against me

I am who You say I am

I am who You say I am

 

Who the Son sets free

Oh is free indeed

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

In my Father’s house

There’s a place for me

I’m a child of God

Yes I am

 

Prayer of Confession (Unison)

            Dear Lord, after all you have endured for us, we should have no doubts about Your love; but we do.  After all you have given us, and continue to give, we should know that You want us to never be without; but we don’t.  After all the times we have strayed and we have sinned, we expect You to turn from us; but You never will.  Everything You do is to provide us with strength and hope, leading us to the throne of Your grace.… (Silent time of prayer)

 

Assurance of Pardon

Leader:     The further away we stray from the Lord, the closer He moves to us.  The

less worthy we are, the more bold we need to be. We continue to ask for

forgiveness and grace and Jesus continues to freely give.

ALL:        Thanks be to God!

 

 

The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581

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.

 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

Children’s Message

Message         “Go Boldly!”            Dr. Jonathan Sloan

Hebrews 4:14-16

Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

Hymn                                      “Standing on the Promises”

Standing on the promises of Christ my King! 

Thro’ eternal ages let His praises ring

“Glory in the highest!” I will shout and sing.  Standing on the promises of God. 

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

 

Standing on the promises that cannot fail! 

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail, Standing on the promises of God. 

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see

Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me.

Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free, Standing on the promises of God. 

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God

 

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord.

Bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s Sword, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God

 

Standing on the promises, I cannot fall,

List’nin ev’ry moment to the Spirit’s call,

Restoring in my Savior as my all in all, Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God

 

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer (Unison)

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy

will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

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Offertory Anthem                      “Gentle Voice”                                         arr. G Sprunger

Prayer of Dedication

 

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE

Hymn  #263                       “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!

let angels prostrate fall;

bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all!

Bring forth the royal diadem,

and crown him Lord of all!

 

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,

ye ransomed from the fall,

hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all!

Hail him who saves you by his grace,

and crown him Lord of all!

 

Let every kindred,

every tribe on this terrestrial ball

to him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all!

To him all majesty ascribe,

and crown him Lord of all!

 

O that with yonder sacred throng

we at his feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

and crown him Lord of all!

We’ll join the everlasting song,

and crown him Lord of all!

 

Benediction

Benediction Response    “Blest Be the Tie that Binds”                               arr. L Mason

 

Blest be the tie that binds     

our hearts in Christian love.

The fellowship of kindred minds

is like to that above.

 

When we are called to part,

it gives us inward pain;

but we shall still be joined in heart,

and hope to meet again.

 

Postlude                                          “Hail to the King!”                                                  D Paxton

 

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As you sign off today, go eagerly into the world; go fearlessly towards the unknown; go courageously as a witness to others; then go boldly to the throne of grace.