This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on January 20, 2013 at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. | Ensemble Leader - John Hardin
Scriptural Call to Worship: Psalm 96:9
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
Church Statement of Faith: Article XVI: Of Civil Government
We believe that Civil Government is of Divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society;
And that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed;
Except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the Prince of the kings of the earth.
Hymn: A Sov'reign Protector I Have by August M. Toplady and David Evans
Hymn: Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending by John Cennick and Charles Wesley
Prayer of Praise
Antiphonal Scripture Reading: Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Scriptural Assurance of Pardon: Romans 4:7-8
“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN,
AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED.
“BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.”
Hymn: Make Me a Captive, Lord by George Matheson and George Martin
Hymn: Here Is Love William Rees and Robert Lowry
Scripture Reading: Matthew 14:22-35
Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”
When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; and they implored Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured.
Pastoral Prayer & Prayer of Petition
Hymn: We Give Thee But Thine Own by William W. How and Joseph Barnby
Prayer of Thanks
Message: Psalm 69 / Help! / When I'm in Danger / Recorded sermons can be found at the Capitol Hill Baptist Church website.
Hymn: All I Have Is Christ by Jordan Kauflin
Celebration of Baptism
Hymn: There Is a Fountain by William Cowper and Lowell Mason
Silence for Reflection and Preparation