Published on February 6th, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: February 12th, 2017
On Sunday, February 12th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He reminded us that when we confess our sin, God pours His assurance upon us.
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 51:9-23
 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon?  Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?  And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.  “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,  and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor?  He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking.  I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord of hosts is his name.  And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”  Wake yourself, wake yourself, stand up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord the cup of his wrath, who have drunk to the dregs the bowl, the cup of staggering.  There is none to guide her among all the sons she has borne; there is none to take her by the hand among all the sons she has brought up.  These two things have happened to you— who will console you?— devastation and destruction, famine and sword; who will comfort you?  Your sons have fainted; they lie at the head of every street like an antelope in a net; they are full of the wrath of the Lord, the rebuke of your God.  Therefore hear this, you who are afflicted, who are drunk, but not with wine:  Thus says your Lord, the Lord, your God who pleads the cause of his people: “Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering; the bowl of my wrath you shall drink no more;  and I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, who have said to you, ‘Bow down, that we may pass over’; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over.”
Hymn of Adoration: # 53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 168 I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
Hymn of Response: # 322 O Quickly Come, Dread Judge of All
Dismissal Hymn: # 302 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (3)
Additional Reading: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s #7-12
7. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.
Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?
A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.
Q. 9. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.
Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.
Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.
Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created?
A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.
Full Liturgy for February 12th, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)