Published on September 6th, 2016 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: September 11th, 2016
On Sunday, September 11th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. In this passage we see the world’s trouble as evidenced by the delusional worship of false gods can only be remedied by the true and living God.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Isaiah 41:21-42:9
 Set forth your case, says the Lord; bring your proofs, says the King of Jacob.  Let them bring them, and tell us what is to happen. Tell us the former things, what they are, that we may consider them, that we may know their outcome; or declare to us the things to come.  Tell us what is to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; do good, or do harm, that we may be dismayed and terrified.  Behold, you are nothing, and your work is less than nothing; an abomination is he who chooses you.  I stirred up one from the north, and he has come, from the rising of the sun, and he shall call upon my name; he shall trample on rulers as on mortar, as the potter treads clay.  Who declared it from the beginning, that we might know, and beforehand, that we might say, “He is right”? There was none who declared it, none who proclaimed, none who heard your words.  I was the first to say to Zion, “Behold, here they are!” and I give to Jerusalem a herald of good news.  But when I look, there is no one; among these there is no counselor who, when I ask, gives an answer.  Behold, they are all a delusion; their works are nothing; their metal images are empty wind.
[42:1] Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.  He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;  a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.  He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.  Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:  “I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,  to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.  I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.  Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
Hymn of Adoration: # 310 Rejoice, the Lord is King
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 535 O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!
Hymn of Response: # 162 Of the Father’s Love Begotten
Dismissal Hymn: # 34 The God of Abraham Praise (6)
Additional Reading: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s #1-5
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Full Liturgy for September 11th, 2016 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)