8 September 2013 — 10 AM Worship
|Scripture:||1 Samuel 1:19–28|
|Sermon:||“A Living Sacrifice”|
|Hymns:||TH 646 — “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts”|
|TH 512 — “I Lay My Sins on Jesus”|
|TH 432 — “We Give Thee But Thine Own”|
|TH 590 — “Jesus, Master, Whose I Am”|
8 September 2013 — 3 PM Worship
|Larger Catechism #80–81 (paraphrased into modern English)||80 Can you really be sure
that you are in the state of grace
and that you will persevere in it to salvation?
|If I truly trust Jesus Christ
and endeavour to walk in all good conscience before him,
then I can—without extraordinary revelation—
really be sure that I am in the state of grace
and will persevere in it to salvation.
This assurance comes
resting on the truth of God’s promises,
and by the Holy Spirit
enabling me to discern in myself
those graces to which
God makes the promises of life,
and bearing witness with my spirit
that I am a child of God.
|81 Is every true believer always sure
that he is in the state of grace,
and that he will be saved?
|Because assurance of grace and salvation
is not of the essence of faith,
a true believer may wait long before he attains it;
even after enjoying it,
he may have it weakened and interrupted
through various troubles, sins, temptations,
or chastenings and testings.
Even so, the Spirit of God will never leave him
without such a presence and support
that he will keep him from sinking
into utter despair.
|Sermon:||“Are You Really Sure? (1): Can You Be Sure?”|
|Hymns:||TH 461 — “Not What My Hands Have Done”|
|“Lord, Open Thou My Heart To Hear”|
|TH 705 — “I Know Whom I Have Believed”|
|Doxology:||TH 509 (stanza 4) — “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”|