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Jun 09, 2024

"Jesus Our Merciful High Priest"

Passage: Hebrews 2:14-18

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Hebrews: Jesus is Superior

Category: Hebrews


Main Text - Hebrews 2:14-18, OT Reading - Isaiah 41:8-16, NT Reading - Hebrews 2:10-18



for Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at 10:45 AM

Opening Song – His Mercy Is More

Gospel Greeting – To all . . . who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.          Romans 1:7

Call to Worship Hymn – NTH 301 – Join All the Glorious Names

Call to Worship – Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.  Psalm 29:1-2

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – Jesus, My Great High Priest

Reading of the Law – Matthew 5:17-22

(Silent Confession of Sin)

General Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.         Romans 5:1-2

Exhortation to Give – For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. – 2 Cor. 8:9

Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 638 – Savior, Thy Dying Love Thou Gavest Me)

Doxology – NTH 731

Pastoral Prayer

Medley: NTH 308 – Jesus Paid It All / Before the Throne of God Above

Scripture Readings – OT: Isaiah 41:8-16 / NT: Hebrews 2:10-18

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon HEBREWS: JESUS IS SUPERIOR – An Exposition of Hebrews 2:14-18

“Jesus Our Merciful High Priest”

The Son of God’s true humanity is our salvation:

1. His mortality qualifies Him to deliver us from death and the devil. (Heb 2:14-16)

2. His likeness to us qualifies Him as our priest and sacrifice for our sins. (Heb 2:17)

3. His sufferings qualify Him to help us in our temptations. (Heb 2:18)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 243 – Praise the Savior Now and Ever

Benediction – May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  – Romans 15:5-6


 Announcements – Week of 6/9/2024

1. Prayer for Revival – On Tuesday morning, June 11th, Pastor Phelps will be leading prayer here at the church from 8:00 – 8:45 AM. All are welcome!

2. The annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, June 12th. Everyone is invited! This will be the last Wednesday evening gathering until the fall.

3. Pastor Phelps leads a lunch time Evangelistic Bible study of the Gospel of Mark on Thursdays at Wegmans from 12-1PM in the cafe area. There will be Gospel literature available for any inquirers. Feel free to join if you are available!

4. Men’s Breakfast will be here at the church Saturday, June 15th at 8:30 AM. All men are invited to attend! We will be watching a video study and share a time of discussion.

5. The last morning for Sunday school classes is June 16th before we take a summer break!

6. Mark Maloney Jr. will be exhorting us in God’s word on Sunday, June 16th for the first time publicly! He is currently in seminary, studying from a distance, through Reformed Theological Seminary.

7. Bright Hope's Baby Bottle Campaign continues through Father’s Day, June 16th! Bright Hope provides life-affirming, no-cost medical and support services to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. In addition to collecting change, cash, and checks, Bright Hope has now provided a custom QR code for online giving to allow each church's total contribution to be counted together. Please plan to return your baby bottle collections next week!

8. Pastor Phelps will be attending general assembly in Seattle! Pray for his travels and time out West. Rev. Chris Byrd will be preaching on Sunday, June 23rd!

9. You are invited to a church fellowship dinner on Sunday, June 23rd following the worship service. Sandwich makings and lettuce salad will be provided—please bring a salad topping or dessert to share!