"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
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Evening


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  The 2nd Sunday evening of each month is devoted to elder-led prayer in lieu of the evening service.
     
Our next Congregational Prayer Meeting is Sunday, November 11th at 5:00 PM.
   
 
October 21, 2018
 
 
Theme:  The Progress of the Gospel

Announcements
 
Missionary Update
 
Silent Prayer
 
Call to Worship:  Psalm 117
  
Prayer of Adoration, Invocation & Confession
 
Psalm of Adoration:  Psalm 98A "O Sing a New Song to the LORD" (Psalter)
 
Confession of Faith:  Westminster Shorter Catechism questions 59 and 60 
 
Offering and Prayer for Offering
 
Psalm of Thanksgiving:  145A "I'll Give You Praise, My God, O King" (Psalter)

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Supplication
 
Hymn of Preparation:  #642 "Be Thou My Vision" 
 
Reading of God's Word:  Philippians 1:12-14
 
Prayer of Illumination
 
Sermon: "What Matters Most", Rev. Dan Clay 
 
Prayer of Application 
 
Hymn of Response:  #529 "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
 
Benediction
 
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Westminster Shorter Catechism #59-60 (4th Commandment)

Q. 59. Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath?
A. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath.

Q. 60. How is the sabbath to be sanctified?
A. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy. 

 
 
~SERMON OUTLINE~
 "What Matters Most"
 Philippians 1:12-14
 
  I.  What Matters Most Is Not Our Own Personal Circumstances (v.12)
 II.  What Matters Most Is the Progress of the Gospel in Our Own Lives (v.12)
III.  What Matters Most Is the Progress of the Gospel Among God's People (v.14)
IV.  What Matters Most Is the Progress of the Gospel Among People Who Do Not Yet Belong to Christ (v.13)