Sunday, October 20, 2019
Preaching: Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

Invocation:  Psalm 149:1

Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!

The Law:  Galatians 5:16–26
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
The Old Testament Lesson:  Psalm 33:1–12
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

The New Testament Lesson:  2 Timothy 1:1–5

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

The Sermon: “I Thank God Whom I Serve” The Seventeenth in a Series of Sermons on Paul’s Letters to Timothy and Titus

Hymn # 1 (Trinity Psalter Hymnal # 154) “This Day at Thy Creating Word”
Hymn # 2 (Trinity Psalter Hymnal # 198) “Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured”
Hymn # 3 (Trinity Psalter Hymnal # 214) “Sing Praise to God”

The Afternoon Service – Learning the Basics of the Reformed Faith
“Jesus the Christ”
Hymn # 1 (Trinity Psalter Hymnal # 1B) “How Blest the Man”
The Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 61
The New Testament Lesson: Luke 4:14-19
The Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 12, Q & A 12-13
Hymn # 2 (Trinity Psalter Hymnal # 2B) “Why Do the Heathen Nations Rage”