Call to Worship Psalm 95:1-2 “Praise is the Offering” Corporate Confession Romans 3:23-24 “In Christ Alone” “Defender” Pastoral Prayer Offering “I Won’t Go Back” Sermon Romans 1:16-17 “The Solid Rock” Benediction
All song lyrics in today’s services are used by permission. CCLI License #198533
call to worship The Scriptural call to worship at the beginning of our service reminds us of the centrality of God’s Word. God reveals Himself to us through His Word and invites us to respond corporately to Him in worship. Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise.
corporate confession In light of God’s holiness, wrath, and grace, we acknowledge that we have all sinned against God and are in need of His sanctifying grace. This confession occurs in the context of a covenant relationship made possible through the perfect life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection of Jesus. As Christians, our confession is not so that God should forgive us, but because, through Christ, He has already forgiven us. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
offering Giving is an act of worship in which the members of Hickory Grove give generously of our substance to further the mission of the church and to bring glory to God.
practical theology series: the Gospel of god (Part 2) After Jesus’ resurrection, Luke records the story of Jesus walking to a village named Emmaus with two people. We are told that beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself (Luke 24:27). Perhaps the conversation went something like this… The Gospel in the Old Testament is in:
1. THE PLOT T he Old Testament introduces God as the main character, the protagonist in the drama. He created mankind in his image and for his glory, but sin and death invaded the garden through the serpent. The story turns into a tragedy as sin collides with God’s good world, resulting in the first couple being banished from the garden. However, within the narrative is an announcement of great evangelistic hope. The offspring of the woman will crush the offspring of the serpent so that the people of God can return to living in the presence of God.1 The rest of the Old Testament develops these two themes: The offspring of the woman and the presence of God.
2. THE PATTERNS Theologians call these “types.” Here are two:
a. The Temple
The Temple symbolized God’s presence with his people. Even the garden of Eden is presented in temple language. Later, this theme develops so that the temple is the place where sacrifices take place. The Old Testament ends with the temple being destroyed and rebuilt, not unlike the death and resurrection of Jesus, the true temple of God, who will be destroyed and raised/rebuilt in three days (John 2:19).
b. The Sacrifices
God established animal sacrifices to communicate three gospel truths:
1. Sin deserves death (Lev 16:15) The death of the bull, goat, or lamb was a powerful reminder of how seriously God takes sin.
2. Guilt can be transferred (Lev 16:21) T he Priest laying his hands on the head of the goat and confessing the sins of the people over it is a clear foreshadowing of the ultimate Lamb of God who will bear our sins.
3. God will provide the sacrifice (Lev 17:11) God promises to provide the remedy to our guilt problem. This is a clear reminder that salvation is a gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast (Eph 2:8-9)
3. THE PROPHETS T he prophets interpret Israel’s past to predict their future. They speak about a future Exodus (Jer 16:14-15), a future David (Eze 37:24), a future sacrifice (Isa 53:6-7), and a future King (Micah 5:2) who will come. In light of this announcement, they call people to repentance and faith. Believers today will be encouraged and strengthened as they read the Old Testament with gospel eyes.
1 Stephen G. Dempster, Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible (Leicester, England : Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2003) He suggests the twin themes dominion and dynasty which refer to land and offspring.
resource recommendation The Bible Memory App Available in the App Store and on Google Play The Bible Memory App is a complete, all-inclusive Bible memory system that equips you to easily MEMORIZE, ORGANIZE, & REVIEW verses on your own, customizable review schedule.
scripture memory During the Romans sermon series, take the challenge to memorize different verses from Romans. The Scripture memory passages are:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16–17 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:20-21
schedule & announcements EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE SIMULCAST
Guest Information If you are a guest, we welcome you and invite you to stop by any Guest Information Area to learn more about Hickory Grove and to get answers to your questions. Be sure to pick up a Guest Information Card, fill it out, and either drop it in the offering plate or leave it at any Guest Information Area.
Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6 10 AM–6 PM, Mallard Creek Campus Experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. Learn more at HickoryGrove.org/ Adoption.
HG STUDENTS: DNOW Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17 Mallard Creek Campus Disciple Now is the biggest weekend of the year for the Student Ministry of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. DNOW is devoted to helping students grow in their personal walks with the Lord as they pursue holiness through worship and Gospel-centered teaching. Register at HickoryGrove.org/DNOW.
HICKORY GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, March 10 Worship: 8 & 11 AM Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 14, 12 PM and 6 PM Register by calling 704-531-3589.
DISCOVER HG Begins Sunday, March 17, 9:30 AM Room 1111/1112 Discover HG provides a unique opportunity to learn who Hickory Grove Baptist Church is and what we believe. RSVP at HickoryGrove.org/DiscoverHG.
MARRIAGE & THE GOSPEL Begins Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 PM This 3-week class will examine how your marriage can portray the Gospel. Register at HickoryGrove.org/EquipHG.
Jun 3, 2018 - The Scriptural call to worship at the beginning of our service is a reminder that, ... we have the assurance that, because of Christ, we have been ...
WORSHIP GUIDE. June 23, 2018. Church Directory. Church Office - (817) 483-4837 â¢ Fax - (817) 483-0132. Happy. Father's. Day!
Sep 2, 2017 - MEMBERSHIP NOTES. Bradley Colvin to Beltsville, MD. Charlotte Coy to Crowley, TX. Gerald Coy to Crowley, TX. Hamilton Oliveira to Irving, TX ... Giuliana Teixeira. *Mission Moment. Underground: Engage, Prepare & Empower. Michelle Wells.
Oct 18, 2015 - in the church office. They are $15 for the adult and the student book. Reading Plan for Week 5: Mon., Oct. 19 Luke 14-16. Tue., Oct. 20 Luke 17-19. Wed., Oct. 21 Luke 20-21. Thur., Oct. 22 Luke 22-24. Fri., Oct. 23 John 1-2. Tailgate w
Apr 8, 2018 - Our Biblical convictions are central to our identity at Hickory Grove Baptist. Church. ... Register online at HickoryGrove.org/SecretChurch.
Feb 26, 2017 - The Lord's Supper is a physical action, instructed by Jesus, through which. God acts to nourish, sustain, comfort, challenge, teach and assure us. The celebration of the Lord's Supper nourishes our faith and stirs our imaginations to p
Oct 21, 2018 - His blood (Rom 3:25). The Scriptures teach that the penalty for sin is death. (Rom 6:23) but God sent His son to pay that penalty with His life.
WORSHIP GUIDE. Mallard Creek Campus (North) | Week of October 14, 2018 ... MALLARD CREEK CAMPUS. Wednesday, October 24, 2-4 PM.
Sep 16, 2018 - âBefore the Throne of God Aboveâ ... to further the mission of the church and to bring glory to God. ... disciple-makers in the lives of their children ...
1 day ago - CONGREGATION: Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the ...
Dec 16, 2018 - Read the Bible For Life (One Year Chronological). This plan has been organized to flow in chronological order. Since exact dating of some ...
Dec 2, 2018 - ... says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Nov 11, 2018 - reminder that, as we gather, it is God who initiates and reveals ... righteousness from the God of his salvation. ... of war, famine, and disease.
Jan 6, 2019 - Discover HG provides a unique opportunity to learn who Hickory Grove ... The many ways to get connected at Hickory Grove, including.
WORSHIP GUIDE. November 24, 2018. Serm on. Seri es by. Kevi n. Well s. Church Directory. Church Office - (817) 483-4837 â¢ Fax - (817) 483-0132. Happy.
4 days ago - agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. ... the Mission and Vision of HGCS, and tour our campus.
Jun 3, 2018 - Axel and Dillon Kennedy. Next week's preacher is Rev. Matthew Ruffner. FLOWER DEDICATIONS. The flowers in the Sanctuary are given.
1 day ago - For the law of the Spirit of Life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin .... and is not anchored in being right, the gospel frees us to.
Feb 17, 2019 - The blood of the Lamb is like a great river of infinite grace with never any diminishing of its fullness as thirsty ones without number drink of it.
Mar 27, 2016 - Lifegroups (students- adults) will begin an 8-week journey entitled Battle Plan for. Prayer. Resources are on sale today! Workbook $10, both students and adults. LIVE SIMULCAST April 8-9. 9AM-5PM both days. Equipping you to bring hope
Apr 8, 2018 - as we gather, it is God who initiates and reveals Himself to us through His Word, and we respond to ... The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of ... Read the full commentary for this question at New
Apr 22, 2018 - 4. HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. HickoryGrove.org/Missions. BOSTON, MA. Evangelism/Church Planting. Aug. 30âSept. 3. Cost: $700.
Oct 14, 2017 - A Fellowship of Love, Acceptance, & Forgiveness ... Tom Grove, D.Min â¢ Executive Pastor. (570) 772-4828 â¢ [email protected]
PEOPLE: We are justified freely or by grace through redemption in ... DAVID MATHS (Excerpts from his book Habits of Grace) .... Never from His house to roam.