"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Friday, January 15, 2021
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning


 ~ Morning Worship Service      

                January 17, 2021
We encourage you to worship with us in-person or via Facebook Live at 11 AM
and 5 PM.  The link to the Facebook page for our worship services is 

Please note: Masks are required during the entire morning worship service, as well as
when entering, leaving and moving about the building.
Guidelines from Covenant's COVID committee are here.

The bulletin for January 3 is here.
This Lord's Day bulletin, January 10, is here.
The morning bulletin for January 17 will be available Saturday between 4 and 6 p.m.
Preaching:  Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Theme:  Righteous Judgment
Vow and Salutation
Call to Worship: Psalm 97:1-6 (ESV)

The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
     let the many coastlands be glad!
2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
     righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him
     and burns up his adversaries all around.
4 His lightnings light up the world;
     the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
     before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
     and all the peoples see his glory.


Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration: #100 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" 

God's Law:   Leviticus 19:17-18

17 “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. 

Prayer of Confession

God's Gospel Promise: Malachi 3:1-5 (ESV)

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

 "Gloria Patri": 
       Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
     and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
is now and ever shall be,
     world without end. Amen, amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Supplication/The Lord's Prayer
     Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
     Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
     Give us this day our daily bread, 
     and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
     And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,
     for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.      
Psalm of Preparation:  Psalter 19C "The Law of the LORD Is Perfect"

Reading of God's Word:  Matthew 7:1-6 (below)
Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "Render Righteous Judgment"
Prayer of Application

Offering and Prayer

"Doxology" #733  

Hymn of Response:  #508 "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"

The congregation is encouraged to be seated a few minutes early to prepare their
hearts and minds to meet with the Lord.
"Render Righteous Judgment"
Teaching: You must render just judgment of a fellow believer's sin, and avoid hypocrisy.

Main Points:
1.  Rendering unjust judgment against a fellow believer is religious hypocrisy.
2.  Rendering charitable judgment against a fellow believer is your religious duty.
3.  Rendering any judgment against a perverse person is forbidden.

Matthew 7:1-6 (ESV)

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.