Hold Onto Jesus, Our Great High Priest

Series: Lasting Things: A Series in Hebrews

Hold Onto Jesus, Our Great High Priest

January 31, 2021 | John Stevenson

Passage: Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Why talk about Jesus being our high priest? All that priesthood stuff in the Old Testament—sacrificing animals and whatever they did—has been over for thousands of years. Wouldn’t it be better to talk about something to help with life right now?

Hmm . . . let me ask you a few questions:

  • Do you ever sin and later feel guilty and wonder if God will forgive you? Or if there’s a way to win the next time you’re tempted?
  • Do you ever find another religion, a spirituality, or a secular way of life more attractive than following Jesus?
  • Do you ever wish there was someone who understood your struggles with obedience and suffering and unanswered prayer?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, Jesus being our high priest may be more relevant to your life than it sounds. Join us Sunday in person or on line and check it out.

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TCC Order of Worship, 1.31.21

WELCOME 

CALL TO WORSHIP

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 122:1)

Leader: Trinity Community Church, lift up your hearts this morning.

Congregation: Our hearts are lifted up to the Lord.

CONFESSION 

From the Book of Common Prayer 2019

Almighty and most merciful Father, 

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. 

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against your holy laws. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, 

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; 

and apart from your grace, there is no health in us. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us. 

Spare all those who confess their faults. 

Restore all those who are penitent, 

according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, 

that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, 

to the glory of your holy Name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

(Based on Hebrews 4:14-16)

APOSTLE’S CREED

Leader: Confess with me our faith through the Apostle’s Creed

Congregation:

I believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of heaven and earth

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

Born of the virgin Mary

Suffered under Pontius Pilate

Was crucified, died, and was buried

He descended to the dead

On the third day he rose again

He ascended into heaven

And is seated at the right hand of the Father

I believe in the Holy Spirit

The holy catholic church

The communion of saints

The forgiveness of sins

The resurrection of the body

And the life everlasting

Amen.



Cornerstone

by Hillsong Worship

 

Verse 1

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness 

I dare not trust the sweetest frame 

But wholly trust in Jesus' Name

 

Chorus

Christ alone cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Saviour's love 

Through the storm He is Lord

Lord of all

 

Verse 2

When darkness seems to hide His face 

I rest on His unchanging grace

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil

My anchor holds within the veil

 

Verse 3

When He shall come with trumpet sound 

O may I then in Him be found

Dressed in His righteousness alone 

Faultless to stand before the throne

 

Tag

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full on His wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace

 

This I Believe (The Creed)

By Hillsong Worship 

 

Verse 1

Our Father everlasting, 

the all creating One, God Almighty

Through Your Holy Spirit;

conceiving Christ the Son, Jesus Our Savior

 

Chorus 1

I believe in God our Father,
I believe in Christ the Son

I believe in the Holy Spirit, our God is three in one

I believe in the resurrection, that we will rise again

For I believe in the Name of Jesus

 

Verse 2

Our Judge and our Defender; 

suffered and crucified,  forgiveness is in You 

Descended into darkness, 

You rose in glorious life, forever seated high

 

Bridge

I believe in You

I believe You rose again

I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

Chorus 2

I believe in life eternal, I believe in the virgin birth

I believe in the Saints' communion 

and in Your holy Church

I believe in the resurrection; 

when Jesus comes again

For I believe in the Name of Jesus

 

Tag

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons blessed Trinity!

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

 

Promises

by Maverick City Music

Verse 1

God of Abraham God of covenant 

and of faithful promises

Time and time again 

You have proven You’ll do just what you said

Pre-Chorus

Though the storms may come 

and the winds may blow

I’ll remain steadfast

And let my heart learn when you speak a word

It will come to pass

Chorus

Great is your faithfulness to me

Great is your faithfulness to me

From the rising sun, to the setting same

I will praise your name

Great is your faithfulness to me

Verse 2

God from age to age, though the earth may pass away,

Your word remains the same

Your history can prove there’s nothing You can’t do

You’re faithful and True

Bridge x4

I put my faith in Jesus My anchor to the ground

My hope and firm foundation He’ll never let me down

 

LORD’S SUPPER

 

Is He Worthy?

by Andrew Peterson

Verse 1

Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)

Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)

But do you know that all the dark

Won't stop the light from getting through? (We do)

Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Verse 2

Is all creation groaning? (It is)

Is a new creation coming? (It is)

Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)

Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Pre-Chorus 1

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?

Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?

The Lion of Judah, who conquered the grave

He is David's Root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Chorus 1

Is he worthy? Is he worthy?

Of all blessing and honor and glory?

Is he worthy of this? (He is)

Verse 3

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)

Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)

And does Jesus our Messiah hold forever those he loves? (He does)

Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Pre-Chorus 2

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?

Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?

The Lion of Judah, who conquered the grave

He is David's Root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

From every people and tribe, every nation and tongue

He has made us a kingdom and priests to God to reign with his Son

Chorus 2

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?

Of all blessing and honor and glory? Is He worthy? Is He worthy?

Is He worthy of this?

He is! He is! He is! He is!

He is worthy, He is worthy

Of all blessing and honor and glory

He is worthy of this He is

BENEDICTION

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