"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Worship Order - Morning

 

 ~ Morning Worship Service      

                February 28, 2021
 
 
We encourage you to worship with us in-person or via Facebook Live at 11 AM
and 5 PM.  The link to the Facebook page for our worship services is 
here.

Please note: If you attend Morning Worship in person, kindly remember that masks are required at all times inside the building, and must be worn while seated if more than 75 people are in attendance. We thank you for diligently practicing social distancing, hand washing, and hand sanitizing. Guidelines from Covenant's COVID committee are here.


 
The morning worship bulletin for February 14 is here
The morning worship bulletin for February 21 is here.
The morning worship bulletin for February 28 is here 


Preaching: 
Rev. Dan Clay, Associate Pastor
 
Theme:  Gospel Driven Repentance
 
Vow and Salutation
 
Call to Worship: Psalm 105:1-4 (ESV)

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
    make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
    tell of all his wondrous works!
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!
Seek the Lord and his strength;
    seek his presence continually!


Prayer of Invocation and Adoration

Hymn of Adoration: #255 "O Jesus, We Adore Thee" 

God's Law:   Matthew 22:37-40 (ESV)
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Prayer of Confession

God's Gospel Promise: Titus 3:3-7 (ESV)
3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 

"Gloria Patri": 
     Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
     and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
     beginning, is now and ever shall be,
     world without end. Amen, amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving & Supplication/The Lord's Prayer
     
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
     
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
     Give us this day our daily bread, 
     and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
     And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,
     for Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Hymn of Preparation:  #473 "Jesus Sinners Doth Receive"
 

Reading of God's Word:  Acts 3:11-26 (Below)

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon:  "The Call to Repentance"
 
Prayer of Application

Offering and Prayer

"Doxology" #733  

Psalm of Response:  Psalter 148B "Hallelujah! Praise the LORD's Name"

Benediction
 
  ♦
 
The congregation is encouraged to be seated a few minutes early to prepare their
hearts and minds to meet with the Lord.
 
 
~SERMON~
"The Call to Repentance"
 
 
Teaching: The preaching of the gospel necessarily calls people to repent of their sins and put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone, as he is offered in the gospel for salvation.

Main Points:
1.  The necessity of repentance
2.  The blessings of repentance
 
Acts 3:11-26 (ESV)
11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's. 12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. 18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ 26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”