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Oct 01, 2023

"Christ and Melchizedek"

Passage: Genesis 14:18-20

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Christ in the Old Testament

Category: Hebrews, Psalms, Genesis


OT Reading - Genesis 14:18-20, Psalm 110:1-7, NT Reading - Hebrews 7:11-28



for Sunday, October 1st, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Opening Song – Behold Our God

Gospel Greeting – Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.       Titus 1:4

Call to Worship Song – The Risen Christ

Call to Worship – Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 301 – Join All the Glorious Names

Reading of Law – A Summary of the Ten Commandments & Great Commandment

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Confession of Sin – Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.     John 3:16-17

Exhortation to Give – So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.   Gal. 6:10

Offering and Diaconal Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 468 – My Faith Has Found a Resting Place)

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 165 – Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

Scripture Readings – OT: Genesis 14:18-20 and Psalm 110 / NT: Hebrews 7:11-28

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon – Christ in the OT 21: “Christ and Melchizedek”

Abraham meets and honors the King-Priest of peace and righteousness.

1. The mysterious Melchizedek. (Genesis 14:18-20)

2. The prophesied Melchizedek. (Psalm 110:4)

3. The true Melchizedek – Jesus our eternal Priest. (Hebrews 7:11-28)

Prayer of Application

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 244 – He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions / Cup: There Is a Redeemer)

  • Invitation, Warning, and Prayer of Consecration
  • Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
  • Serving the Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Closing Psalm – Trinity Psalter – Psalm 110 (see below)

Benediction – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.          2 Corinthians 13:14


Announcements – Week of 10/1/2023

1. Prayer for Revival – On Tuesday morning, October 3rd, Pastor Phelps will be leading prayer here at the church from 8:00 – 8:45AM. All are welcome!

2. We will have Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 PM, in the large Sunday school room! All are welcome to join!

3. New Members Class (in seven sessions) - Pastor Phelps will be offering a new members class beginning in October, tentatively on Tuesday nights. Please talk to him if you're interested and/or if Tuesdays will not work for you.

4. Women’s Bible Study will be starting a study from New Growth Press, Ecclesiastes: Living in Light of Eternity this Thursday, October 5th. This will take place at the church at 10 AM. All women are invited to join!

5. Harvest Dinner – Everyone is welcome to a fellowship meal following the worship service next Sunday, October 8th! We ask if everyone would bring a main dish and a side to share. Please use the sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board. If you have any questions, please direct them to Andie Batten.

6. The Reformation Party is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st at 6PM.

7. A reminder: October is Pastor Appreciation Month!