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Worship God with Sacrifices

What is the general order of worship? You can remember it this way: Confession, Consecration, and Communion. We see the same order of worship at Mount Sinai and in the Book of Revelation.

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Bulletin: August 26, 2018, Using the New Trinity Psalter Hymnal

  This Lord’s Day, we began using the new Trinity Psalter Hymnal, thanks to an anonymous donor from Immanuel’s United Reformed Church in Salem, Oregon. So I introduced this new songbook with a sermon from Psalm 118. I also discussed the new features and differences with the old Blue Psalter Hymnal during our Sunday School […]

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Christ Despised and Rejected

  A Short Meditation on Isaiah 53:1-3 March 30, 2018 (Good Friday) · Download this article (PDF) In our meditations this Good Friday, we divided Isaiah 53 into three parts. In verses 1-3, the Suffering Servant is despised and rejected by his people. In verses 4-6, he bore the sins of his people in his […]

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Corporate Confession of Sin: “It’s so ritualistic!”

I’ve heard comments – mostly negative – about our Corporate Confession of Sin in our worship service. “It’s not from the heart.” “It’s ritualistic.” “It doesn’t bless me.” “It’s too Catholic.” To these, I refer to a short post at Corporate worship, as our local church understands it, is a time of joyful covenantal […]

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Joint Good Friday Service

  Big Springs Community Church invites everyone to our Joint Good Friday Service with Montague Reformation Church and Lake Shastina Community Bible Church. Date and Time: April 14, 2017 • 6:00 PM Place: Big Springs Community Church, 7220 Highway A12, Montague, CA 96064 Contact No.: 530.598.7584 The service will have seven Scripture lessons, followed by […]

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Liturgy for December 25, 2016

On this Lord’s Day, which happens to be Christmas Day as well, I’ve incorporated into the worship service a Festival of Lessons and Carols. The service will be the same as our regular service every Sunday, but will have seven lessons consisting of Scripture readings with short introductions to the readings, followed by hymns related […]

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The Necessity of Not Neglecting the Lord’s Day Worship

  Exodus 20:9-11; Hebrews 10:19-25 October 4, 2015 (Big Springs Community Church) • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: The book of Hebrews is a model sermon, just as Paul’s epistles to the different churches are sermons. The Preacher, as the writer of Hebrews is often called, starts with the doctrine of God […]

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Pastoral Prayer Based on Our Lord’s Prayer

  Today, I used the Lord’s Prayer as a pattern of the long prayer in our worship service. The Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 116 gives us a summary of why prayer is necessary for Christians: Q. Why is prayer necessary for Christians? A. Because it is the chief part of thankfulness which God requires of us, and because God […]

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Liturgy for July 12, 2015

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Liturgy for January 4, 2015

  * Those who are able, please stand. Welcome and Announcements Coming into God’s Presence * Songs of Praise and Adoration * Call to Worship: Psalm 96:7-9 * Opening Prayer * Invocation: Psalm 124:8 Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. * God’s Greeting: 1 Peter 1:1b-2 To those who are elect exiles in this world, […]

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