Worship In Person

September 19, 2021

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Reformed Theological Seminary
2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226

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Welcome and Call to Worship

Your Great Name We Praise

Immortal, invisible, God only-wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes!
Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, your great name we praise!

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Not wanting, nor wasting, you rule us in might.
Your justice like mountains high soaring above,
Your clouds which are fountains
of goodness and love.

Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, your great name we praise!

All life comes from you, Lord,
to both great and small;
In all life you live, Lord, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish, but quickly grow frail;
We wither and perish, but you never fail.

Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, your great name we praise!

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Your angels adore you, all veiling their sight.
All praise we would render, O Father of grace,
Till one day in splendor we see face to face.

Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, your great name we praise!

Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, your great name we praise!

Words: Walter Chalmers Smith; Music: Welsh melody; Chorus: Bob Kauflin; © 2001 Sovereign Grace Music; CCLI License #11029770

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
and rule in equity!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

He comes with comfort, speedy,
to those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong!

To give them songs for sighing––
their darkness turn to light––
Whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing––
a kingdom without end!

O’er every foe victorious,
he on his throne shall rest
From age to age more glorious;
all-blessing and all-blessed!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove!
His name shall stand forever;
that name to us is Love!

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
His reign on earth begun!

Words: James Montgomery; Music: Sandra McCracken; © 2012 Drink Your Tea Music; CCLI License #11029770

Membership Induction

Baptism

Theodore Aaron Johnson

son of Spencer and Courtney Johnson

Confession of Faith

The Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Words: Thomas Ken (1674); Music: Louis Bourgeois (1551); PD; CCLI License #11029770

Pastoral Prayer

Giving

Jesus, I Come

Out of my bondage, sorrow and night,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into thy freedom, gladness and light,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of my sickness into thy health,
Out of my wanting and into thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into thyself,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the glorious gain of thy cross,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into thy calm,
Out of distress into jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into thy blessed will to abide,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of myself to dwell in thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward forever on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come; Jesus, I come.
Into the joy and light of thy home,
Jesus, I come to thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of thy sheltering fold,
Ever thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to thee.

Words: William True Sleeper; Music: Greg Thompson; © 2000 Greg Thompson Music; CCLI License #11029770

Sermon

Series: The Gospel of Mark
Sermon: A Day in the Life of Jesus
Mark 1:21–39

21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

29 And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Outline

What is the source of his authority?

How does his authority work?

What does his authority mean?

How should we respond to his authority?

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace.

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad,
the honors of thy name.

Jesus, who breaks the pow’r of sin,
and sets the pris’ner free––
his blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.

He speaks and, list’ning to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.

Hear him, ye deaf; his praise,
ye dumb, your loosen’d tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Savior come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy.

Jesus, the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life and health and peace.

Words: Charles Wesley; Music: AZMON, C. G. Gläser (1828); Adapter, Lowell Mason; Arr. Will Milks; PD; CCLI License #11029770

Benediction

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