Sunday, July 26
Lord’s Day Liturgy
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship – Isaiah 40:6-11, 26-31
Quiet Meditation & Prayer of Preparation
Confession: Baptist Catechism Questions 35 & 36
Q 35 – What is effectual calling?
A 35: Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, to convince us of our sin and misery, to enlighten our minds in the knowledge of Christ, to renew our wills, and thus persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
Q36 – What benefits do those who are effectually called receive in this life?
A36 – Those who are effectually called receive in this life justification, adoption, sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life accompany or flow from them.
Response to the Confession
Come Praise and Glorify
Epistles: Rom. 8:28–39
Gospels: Matt. 13:44–52
Grace Greater Than All Our Sin
Reading of Sermon Text
Prayer for Illumination
Sermon – Lamentations (Introduction)
Cling to Christ