Call to Worship: Psalm 22:22-26
Congregational Song #1: Lead On O King Eternal
Congregational Song #2: Come Praise and Glorify Our God
Confession of Sin: Matt. 18:15-20
Assurance of Pardon: Eph. 1:7
Congregational Song #3: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Congregational Song #4: How Sweet and Awful is the Place
Offertory/Giving: (children ages 3-5 years are dismissed to Children’s Church)
Sermon: Congregationalism (Part 1) Authority: Given by Christ to his Church
Congregational Song #5: By Faith
Benediction: Matt. 28:18-20
TITLE: Congregationalism (Part 1) Authority: Given by Christ to his Church
MAIN IDEA: Congregations exercise their God-given authority by judging the gospel message and the gospel people. In other words, churches have authority over matters of their doctrine and membership.
(1) WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
(2) WHAT AUTHORITY HAS JESUS GIVEN TO HIS CHURCH?
(3) HOW DOES THE CHURCH EXERCISE ITS AUTHORITY?