"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
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning


 ~ Morning Worship Service      

                 February 23, 2020                    

Preaching:  Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor

Theme:  New Creation in Jesus Christ
Vow and Salutation
Call to Worship:  Psalm 148:1-6
Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration:  #115 "All Creatures of Our God and King"
God's Law:   Colossians 3:5-10
Prayer of Confession
God's Gospel Promise:  2 Corinthians 5:17-21
"Gloria Patri":
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
    beginning, is now and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen, amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Supplication/concluding with 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. Amen.
Hymn of Preparation:  #470 "How Vast the Benefits Divine"
Reading of God's Word:  Matthew 3:1-17
Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "Jesus' Baptism and Anointing"
Prayer of Application
Offering and Prayer
"Doxology" #733
Hymn of Response:  #518 "Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground" 
The congregation is encouraged to be seated a few minutes early to prepare their hearts and minds
to meet with the Lord.
"Jesus' Baptism and Anointing"
Matthew 3:1-17
Teaching: John baptized Jesus at the Jordan in order to fulfill all righteousness; and God himself highly distinguished Jesus.
Main Points:
1. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan in order to fulfill all righteousness.
2. God the Father baptized Jesus with the Holy Spirit to affirm Jesus' righteousness.
3. Jesus' baptism depicts a new creation in Him.