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“Morning Exercises”

A Sabbath Devotional Gathering of Prayer and Proclamation

The Lord’s Day, September 27, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

The Prayer of Preparation

 

Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me;

O LORD, be my helper.”

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.

O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.        

- Psalm 30:10-12

 

The Votum and Salutation                                                                            Psalm 124:8 & I Corinthians 1:3

 

+ The Call to Worship                                                                                                                      Psalm 68:1-4

 

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,

And let those who hate Him flee before Him.

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;

So let the wicked perish before God.

But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;

Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;

Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,

Whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him.

 

+ The Corporate Ascription of Praise                                                                                Psalm 104:1-4, 35b

[Read in unison]

 

Bless the LORD, O my soul!

O LORD my God, You are very great;

You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,

Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;

He makes the clouds His chariot;

He walks upon the wings of the wind;

He makes the winds His messengers,

Flaming fire His ministers.

Bless the LORD, O my soul.

Praise the LORD! Amen.

 

+ The Prayer of Praise and Adoration

 

+ The Scriptural Confession of Faith                                                                                    Philippians 2:5-11

 

We believe that we must have the same attitude in ourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   

— The Carmen Christi

 

The Law of God                                                                                                                        Exodus 20:8-11

 

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.”

 

The Corporate Confession of Sin                                                                                             Psalm 51:1,2

 

Be gracious to me, O God, according to

Your lovingkindness;

According to the greatness of Your compassion

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity

And cleanse me from my sin.  Amen.

 

The Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                             Isaiah 1:18

 

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD,

“Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as

snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.”

 

The Corporate Thanksgiving                                                                                                I Timothy 1:3-6

[Read in unison]

 

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

 

The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings                                                                             Hebrews 13:6

 

“And do not neglect doing good and sharing,

for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

 

The Offertory Prayer

 

The Prayers of Petition, Intercession with the Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in 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, for ever. Amen.

 

The Scripture Lesson                                                                                                               Psalm 29:1-11

 

1 Ascribe to the LORD, O sons of the mighty,

Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name;

Worship the LORD in holy array.

3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters;

The God of glory thunders,

The LORD is over many waters.

4 The voice of the LORD is powerful,

The voice of the LORD is majestic.

5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;

Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,

And Sirion like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.

8 The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;

The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve

And strips the forests bare;

And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”

10 The LORD sat as King at the flood;

Yes, the LORD sits as King forever.

11 The LORD will give strength to His people;

The LORD will bless His people with peace.

 

The Prayer for Illumination

 

The Sermon                 

“The LORD of the Storm is the God Who Blesses with Peace”

 

The Prayer of Dedication

 

+ The Response to God’s Word                                                                                       Psalm 24:1,2,7-10

 

[Read in unison.]

 

The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains,

The world, and those who dwell in it.

For He has founded it upon the seas

And established it upon the rivers.

Lift up your heads, O gates,

And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in!

Who is the King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

The LORD mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O gates,

And lift them up, O ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in!

Who is this King of glory?

The LORD of hosts,

He is the King of glory.  Amen!

 

+ The Benediction

 

(+ If you are able, please stand)

 

 

BAPC uses the New American Standard Bible, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation, www.lockman.org.

 

All printed hymns and songs are used by permission of CCLI License No. 1936971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon Outline

“The LORD of the Storm is the God Who Blesses with Peace”

- Psalm 29:1-11

 

Polemics in poetry:

Psalm 29 is a taunt-song extolling Yahweh’s glory and power

over the false gods of the Canaanite — Baal, ‘storm god’.

 

I.                  Praise in heaven: Ascribe to the LORD — the angelic host is called to worship, vv. 1-2.

       

       

       

       

       

       

II.                Path of the storm: The voice of the LORD is heard in the terrifying storm — Yahweh rules sovereignly over all, vv. 3-9.

       

       

       

       

       

       

III.               Peace on earth: The LORD sits enthroned — and His people are strengthened in peace, vv. 10-11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Covenant Connection and Application:

 Jesus, the Prince of Peace, stilled the storm, Mark 4:35-41.

He gives you true peace, John 14:27.