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Brad Mills / General
Announcements
TGC West Coast Conference: October 16-18 (Tuesday-Thursday) in Fullerton. Some great speakers (Alistair Begg, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Michael Horton). We will already receive 25% off the ticket price with additional group discounts available. The total cost would probably be around $300 (conference + hotel). If you are interested in going, please talk to me.
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Prayer Meeting: Shifting to Sundays at 3:30pm. We will meet in the back room for 30mins before the afternoon Worship Service. However, tonight, we will move our prayer meeting to 5pm in order to place it closer to the NAPARC joint Worship Service.
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NAPARC Worship Service: Tonight we will host our 2nd NAPARC joint Worship Service with Fresno Reformed Presbyterian Church and Covenant United Reformed Church. We have agreed to host and provide refreshments following the service. This is typically our potluck night, so we will simply replace the main dish we would bring with plenty of snacks and desserts.
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Come, Thou Almighty King

VERSE 1
VERSE 1
Come Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing,
Help us to praise:
Father, all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.
VERSE 2
Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend!
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success:
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.
VERSE 3
Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour!
Thou, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.
VERSE 4
To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be,
Hence evermore;
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Psalm 51A: God Be Merciful to Me (Sung to "Rock of Ages")

Verse 1
Verse 1
God be merciful to me;
On Your love I rest my plea.
By Your vast abounding grace,
My transgressions all erase.
From the stain of every sin,
Wash, and make me clean within.
VERSE 2
For my sins before me rise,
Always present to my eyes.
I have sinned 'gainst You alone,
In Your sight I've evil done;
So Your words are proven true,
Righteous are Your judgments too.
Verse 3
Truly, I was born in sin,
Sinful when conceived within.
Surely You desire to find
Faithfulness in heart and mind;
You will, deep within my heart,
Wisdom unto me impart.
Verse 4
O with hysop sprinkle me,
And from sin I clean will be;
Wash me from its stain, and so,
I'll be whiter than the snow.
Make me hear joy's cheering voice,
Let the bones You crushed rejoice.

Pastoral Prayer

Adoration based upon opening songs:
Confession of Sin:
Thanksgiving for Pardon:
Civil Authorities:
Christian Ministry and Mission:
Salvation of All Men:
Sanctification of the Saints:
The Afflicted:

Scripture Reading

Brad Mills
Revelation 16:12–21 ESV
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east. And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

Offering

Offering

Psalm 24:1 ESV
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
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Fairest Lord Jesus

Review big picture > immediate context.
[Scripture Passage]
Begin with an involving introduction that surfaces need. Use a provocative question, human-interest story, simple assertion, startling statement, a catalog of information, or create a conflict/problem.
Establish the problem that the text provides the solution to.
Big Idea:
1. First Main Point (vv)
2. Second Main Point (vv)
3. Third Main Point (vv)

1. The First Main Point (vv)

Verse 1
Verse 1
Illumination - Teach me!
Fairest Lord Jesus Ruler of all nature
O Thou of God and man the Son
Thee will I cherish Thee will I honor
Illustration - Move me!
Thou my soul's glory joy and crown
Verse 2
Implication - Show me!
Fair are the meadows
Fairer still the woodlands
Robed in the blooming garb of spring
› Transition
Jesus is fairer Jesus is purer
Who makes the woeful heart to sing

2. The Second Main Point (vv)

Verse 3
Fair is the sunshine
Illumination - Teach me!
Fairer still the moonlight
And all the twinkling starry host
Jesus shines brighter Jesus shines purer
Illustration - Move me!
Than all the angels heav'n can boast
Verse 4
Implication - Show me!
Beautiful Saviour Lord of all nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Glory and honor praise adoration
› Transition
Now and forevermore be Thine

Sermon - Samuel Ketcham

3. The Third Main Point (vv)

Illumination - Teach me!
Illustration - Move me!
Implication - Show me!
› Transition

This is My Father’s World

Conclusion

Summarize the main points and implications.
Verse 1
Verse 1
This is my Father's world
And to my list'ning ears
All nature sings and 'round me rings
Clearly point to Christ.
The music of the spheres
This is my Father's world
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees of skies and seas
His hand the wonders wrought
Verse 2
This is my Father's world
The birds their carols raise
The morning light the lily white
Declare their Maker's praise
This is my Father's world
He shines in all that's fair
End with a charge.
In the rust'ling grass I hear Him pass
He speaks to me ev'rywhere
Verse 3
This is my Father's world
O let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong
God is the Ruler yet
This is my Father's world
the battle is not done!
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
and earth and Heav'n be one

Confession of Faith - The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Confession of Sin

Matthew 18:3 ESV
and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
[Scripture Ref.]

Assurance of Pardon

Assurance of Pardon

1 Peter 2:24 ESV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
[Scripture Ref.]

The Lord’s Supper

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This is a time to enjoy communion with our Savior. Christ is spiritually present at the Table. It is more than simply remembering what he did for us, it is enjoying the benefits of his work. We enjoy communion or fellowship in His body and blood (), as we feed upon Him by faith, in our hearts. Here we partake of “spiritual food” and “spiritual drink” (, ).
Since Christ is spiritually present at His table, and since we enjoy spiritual “communion” with Him there, through the Lord’s Supper we receive His sustaining grace. Here our souls are fed. Here we find refreshment. Though we come with an awareness of weakness and failure, bruised and battered by the world, discouraged and compromised by sin, still Jesus extends His invitation and restores our honored place at His Table. Here we are renewed and strengthened. Here we “eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood” (). By this sacrament “Christ and all His benefits, are applied and sealed up unto us.” Here we find “medicine for poor sick souls.”
It is required of those who participate in this meal that they be sincere, instructed, and accountable members of the church of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul warns us in the strongest terms not to participate in an “unworthy manner.” It is necessary, he says, to “judge the body rightly.”
Therefore, if you are an unbeliever, if you are an unrepentant believer, living in defiance of Christ’s commands: if you do not understand and are ignorant of the meaning of the bread and cup, or if you are not a member of Christ’s church, do not participate in this meal. We invite you instead to remain among us and use this time to ask God to speak to your heart through His word and sacrament, and give you more light and understanding.
But if you are a sincere believer, walking in obedience to Christ, understanding the meaning of the Supper, and are accountable, being a communicant in good standing in an evangelical church, I invite you to come to partake of His body and blood.

Prayer of Blessing and Consecration

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the privilege of celebrating this sacrament of the Lord’s Supper together with your saints this morning. We thank you, once again, for this visible reminder of what Christ has done for us. He has graciously invited us to this table, and so we come in humble reliance upon Him. We ask that you would bless these common elements before us. Take this common loaf of bread and this common cup of wine and cause us to be edified by the work of your Spirit in and through this sacrament.

Words of Institution

Come forward whenever you’re ready. The purple cups on the outside are filled with wine and the clear cups on the inside are filled with juice. Take the elements back to your seats and when everyone has been served we will partake of the elements together.
The Lord Jesus Christ on the same night in which he was betrayed took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it, gave it to his disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same manner, he also took the cup, and having given thanks as has been done in his name, he gave it to the disciples, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Drink from it all of you.”
• In the same manner, he also took the cup, and having given thanks as has been done in his name, he gave it to the disciples, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Drink from it all of you.”

Benediction

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

Benediction Song

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Verse 1
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Verse 1
May the peace of
God our heav'nly Father
And the grace of
Christ the risen Son
And the fellowship
of God the Spirit
Keep our hearts and
minds within His love
Chorus 1
And to Him be praise
for His glorious reign
From the depths of earth
to the heights of heav'n
We declare the name
of the Lamb once slain
Christ eternal
the King of king
Verse 2
May this peace
which passes understanding
And this grace
which makes us what we are
And this fellowship
of His communion
Make us one in
spirit and in hear
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