Hold Fast to Enter God’s Rest

Series: Lasting Things: A Series in Hebrews

Hold Fast to Enter God’s Rest

January 24, 2021 | Tyler Carrera

Passage: Hebrews 3:1-4:13

Whether it stems from persecution or personal sin, we may, at times, feel tempted to stray away from the Gospel. In the Old Testament, we see first-hand the dire consequences of abandoning God. Instead of making the same mistakes, let’s learn from those who have come before us so that through perseverance, me might enter God’s rest. 

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TCC Order of Worship, 1.24.21

WELCOME 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

(Litany based on Psalm 118)

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

Congregation: for his steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: Let those who fear the Lord say

Congregation: “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Leader:  Out of my distress I called on the Lord;

Congregation: the Lord answered me and set me free.

Leader: The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.

Congregation: What can man do to me?

Leader: The Lord is on my side as my helper;

Congregation: I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

Leader: It is better to take refuge in the Lord

    than to trust in man.

Congregation: It is better to take refuge in the Lord

    than to trust in princes.

Leader: The Lord is my strength and my song;

Congregation: He has become my salvation.

Leader: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly,

Congregation: The right hand of the Lord exalts

Leader: I shall not die, but I shall live,

Congregation: and recount the deeds of the Lord.

Leader: The Lord has disciplined me severely,

Congregation: but he has not given me over to death.

Leader: Open to me the gates of righteousness,

    that I may enter through them

Congregation: and give thanks to the Lord.

Leader: This is the gate of the Lord;

    the righteous shall enter through it.

Congregation: I thank you that you have answered me

    and have become my salvation.

Leader: The stone that the builders rejected

    has become the cornerstone.[b]

Congregation: This is the Lord's doing;

    it is marvelous in our eyes.

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made;

Congregation: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Leader: Save us, we pray, O Lord!

Congregation: O Lord, we pray, give us success!

Leader: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Congregation: We bless you from the house of the Lord.

Leader: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

Congregation: for his steadfast love endures forever!

God Is For Us

by CityAlight

 

Verse 1

We won't fear the battle, we won't fear the night 

We will walk the valley with You by our side 

You will go before us, You will lead the way

We have found a refuge, only You can save

 

Chorus

Sing with joy now our God is for us

The Father's love is a strong and mighty fortress

Raise your voice now, no love is greater

Who can stand against us if our God is for us

 

Verse 2

Even when I stumble, even when I fall

Even when I turn back, still Your love is sure

You will not abandon, You will not forsake

You will cheer me onward with never-ending grace

 

Bridge

Neither height nor depth can separate us 

Hell and death will not defeat us

He who gave His son to free us

Holds me in His love

 

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Traditional Hymn w/ Added Chorus

 

Verse 1

A mighty fortress is our God A bulwark never failing

Our helper He amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing 

For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe

His craft and power are great and armed with cruel hate

On earth is not his equal

 

Verse 2

Did we in our own strength confide our striving would be losing

Were not the right Man on our side the Man of God's own choosing

Dost ask who that may be Christ Jesus it is He

The Lord Of Hosts His name From age to age the same

And He must win the battle

 

Chorus

A mighty fortress, A rock unfailing

The King of glory Forever Amen

For endless ages, enthroned in praises

The King of glory Forever Amen

 

Verse 3

And tho' this world with devils filled Should threaten to undo us

We will not fear for God hath willed His truth to triumph thru us

The prince of darkness grim We tremble not for him

His rage we can endure for lo his doom is sure

One little word shall fell him

 

Verse 4

That word above all earthly pow'rs No thanks to them abideth

The Spirit and the gifts are ours Thru Him who with us sideth

Let goods and kindred go This mortal life also

The body they may kill God's truth abideth still

His kingdom is forever

 

SERMON

 

What A Friend We Have In Jesus/Tis So Sweet

Traditional Hymn

 

Verse 1

What a friend we have in Jesus All our sins and griefs to bear

What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer

Oh what peace we often forfeit Oh what needless pain we bear

All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer

 

Verse 2

Have we trials and temptations Is there trouble anywhere

We should never be discouraged Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share

Jesus knows our every weakness Take it to the Lord in prayer

 

Chorus

Jesus Jesus How we trust You

How we’ve proved you o’er and o’er

Jesus Jesus precious Jesus

O for grace to trust You more

 

Verse 3

Are we weak and heavy laden Cumbered with a load of care

Precious Savior, still our refuge Take it to the Lord in prayer

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee Take it to the Lord in prayer

In His arms He'll take and shield thee Thou wilt find a solace there

In His arms He'll take and shield thee Thou wilt find a solace there

Your Glory/Nothing But the Blood

by All Sons & Daughters w/ Traditional Hymn Tag

 

Verse 1

My life is Yours

My hope is in You only

My heart You hold

Because You made this sinner holy

Holy, Holy

Chorus

Your glory is so beautiful

I fall on to my knees in awe

And the heartbeat of my life

Is to worship in Your Light

Your glory is so beautiful

Your glory is so beautiful

 

Bridge

Glory, glory, Hallelujah

Jesus You are good

 

Tag

What can wash away our sins

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

What can make us whole again

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

O Precious is the flow

that made us white as snow

No other fount we know

Nothing but the blood of Jesus

 

LORD’S SUPPER

 

Resurrecting

by Elevation Worship

 

Verse 1

The head that once was crowned with thorns

Is crowned with glory now

The Savior knelt to wash our feet

Now at his feet we bow

 

Verse 2

The one who wore our sin and shame

Now robed in majesty

The radiance of perfect love

Now shines for all to see

 

Chorus

Your name, Your name is victory

All praise will rise

To Christ our king

 

Verse 3

The fear that held us now gives way

To him who is our peace

His final breath upon the cross

Is now alive in me

Bridge

By Your Spirit I will rise

From the ashes of defeat

The resurrected king is resurrecting me

In Your Name I come alive

To declare Your victory

The resurrected king is resurrecting me

 

Verse 4

The tomb where soldiers watched in vain

Was borrowed for three days

His body there would not remain

Our God has robbed the grave

Our God has robbed the grave

 

BENEDICTION

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