"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 - Evening



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Evening 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 
here.
 
*Masks are required when entering, leaving and moving about the building,
but may be removed while at your seat.

Note:  The second Sunday Evening of each month is a combined Prayer/Worship Service.
 

The January 3 bulletin is here.
The bulletin for January 10 is 
here.
The bulletin for January 17 will be available to view Saturday between 4 and 6 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Preaching:  Rev. Dan Clay, Associate Pastor
 
Theme:  The Glory of God

Call to Worship:
  Psalm 95:1-5
 (ESV)

1  Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
        let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2  Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving,
       let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3  For the LORD is a great God,
      and a great King above all gods.
4  In his hand are the depths of the earth;
      the heights of the mountains are his also.
5  The sea is his, for he made it,
      and his hands formed the dry land.

Prayer of Adoration and Invocation

Hymn of Adoration:  #2 "O Worship the King"

Confession of Faith:  Westminster Larger Catechism

Offering and Prayer for Offering

Hymn of the Month:  #531 "Savior, Blessed Savior"

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Psalm of Preparation: 
Psalter 2B "Why Do Gentile Nations Rage?

R
eading of God's Word:  Acts 2:14-41 (below)

Sermon:  "Apostolic Preaching"

Communion

Prayer of Application


Hymn of Response:  #252 "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"

Benediction

 
 
 
~SERMON~
"Apostolic Preaching"

Main Points:
1.  The apostles preached the Old Testament as Scripture.
2.  The apostles proclaimed the redemptive acts of Christ from the Scripture.
3.  The apostles appealed for conversion and commitment from the Scripture.

Acts 2:14-41
(ESV)
 

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him,

“‘I saw the Lord always before me,
    for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
    my flesh also will dwell in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
    or let your Holy One see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
35     until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.