Preparing for Worship

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Sunday, February 18

We will welcome to our pulpit Rev. Andy Wood. Andy is the Reformed University Campus Pastor at Va. Tech. We also welcome students involved in Va. Tech RUF who will lead our music.

Preparing to Hear God's Word
 

Sermon Title : “THE VISION OF JESUS”

Sermon Text: Revelation 1:9-20 (Learn More)

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. 19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

 

Preparing for Worship:

 

Hymn # 115  “All Creatures of Our god and King” (Listen)

All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice with us and sing alleluia, alleluia! 
Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam, 
O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

O rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heav'n along, alleluia, alleluia! 
Thou rising morn in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening, find a voice, 
O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire, so masterful and bright that givest man both warmth and light, 
O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

And all ye men of tender heart, forgiving others, take your part, O sing ye, alleluia! 
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear, praise God and on him cast your care,
O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, three in one. 
O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

         

“He Will Hold Me Fast” (Listen)

When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast.
I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path;
For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast.

REFRAIN             He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast;
                            For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast.

Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in His holy sight, He will hold me fast.
He’ll not let my soul be lost; His promises shall last;
Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast.      (REFRAIN)

For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied; He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast
"Till our faith is turned to sight When He comes at last!              (REFRAIN x2)
© 2013 Getty Music Publishing, Matthew Merker Music

 

“Come Ye Souls By Sin Afflicted”  (Listen)

Come ye souls by, sin afflicted, bowed with fruitless, sorrow down;
By the broken, law convicted, through the cross, behold the crown;
Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; mercy flows through Him alone.

Take His easy, yoke and wear it; Love will make your, obedience sweet;
Christ will give you, strength to bear it, while His grace, shall guide your feet
Safe to glory, Safe to glory, Safe to glory, where His ransomed captives meet.

Blessèd are the, eyes that see Him, blest the ears that, hear His voice;
Blessèd are the, souls that trust Him, and in Him, alone rejoice;
His commandments, His commandments, His commandments
Then become their happy choice.

Sweet as home to, pilgrims weary, light to newly, opened eyes,
Like full springs in, deserts dreary, is the rest, the cross supplies;
All who taste it, All who taste it, All who taste it shall to rest immortal rise.

Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Look to Jesus; Mercy flows through Him alone.
©2013 Kevin Twit Music

 

“All Glory Be To Christ” (Listen)

Should nothing of our efforts stand, no legacy survive,
Unless the Lord does raise the house in vain its builders strive.

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain, tell me what is your life?
A mist that vanishes at dawn; All glory be to Christ!

REFRAIN              All glory be to Christ our king! All glory be to Christ!
                            His rule and reign we’ll ever sing, All glory be to Christ!

His will be done, His kingdom come,
On earth as is above. Who is Himself our daily bread;

Praise Him the Lord of love. Let living water satisfy;
The thirsty without price, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
All glory be to Christ!                         (REFRAIN)

When on the day the great I Am, The faithful and the true,
The Lamb who was for sinners slain, is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us and be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be.  All glory be to Christ!                (REFRAIN x2)
© Dead Bird Theology (ASCAP), It’s All About Jesus Music (ASCAP)