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Preparing for Sunday at Emmaus (Judges 4)

Having finished up our study in Hebrews and before I begin a short preaching break, I feel that we would be well served with a quick trip to the Old Testament. I was reading this passage earlier in the week for devotions and it struck me with how God-ward salvation is. Take some time to read through this passage, especially if you haven’t read Judges in awhile. Deborah and Jael are women whom God uses powerfully to deliver his people. It is surprising and even shocking.

SERMON INFORMATION

“Don’t Miss the Point” (Judges 4)
Main Idea: When God saves people he makes much of himself in surprising—even shocking ways.
Words for kids: Salvation, Israel, Sovereignty
Outline: 3 unflattering truths of salvation
(1) The Need for Salvation 1-3
(2) The Source of Salvation 4-10
(3) The Details of Salvation 11-24

LITURGY

Call to Worship 
Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
A great king over all the earth.
(Psalm 47:1-2, 5-6 ESV)
 
Congregational Song #1:  Come Thou Fount
 
Confession of Sin 
“Make every effort to supplement your faith…“(2 Pet 1:5a ESV)
 
Assurance of Pardon 
 
“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:3-4 ESV)
Congregational Song #2: How Deep the Father’s Love
Congregational Song #3: Jesus Shall Reign
 
Confession of Faith 
 
XI. Humanity in Rebellion
We believe that every human being, having been represented by Adam who rebelled, is by nature and by choice in a state of defiance against God, the sovereign creator, and consequently under God’s just condemnation and is neither willing nor able to achieve reconciliation with God (Genesis 3; 1 Kings 8:46Psalm 58:3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:18-19; Romans 3:10-18, 23, 5:12Ephesians 2:1-4; Colossians 1:21; Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 John 1:8-10).
 
Pastoral Prayer 
 
Worship through Giving
 
Congregational Song #4: How Great Thou Art
 
Sermon 
Title: Don’t Miss the Point
Text: Judges 4
Communion 
 
 
Doxology (Congregational Song #5:)