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The Gloria Patri: Trinity Hymnal #734 The Scots’ Confession THE LORD’S DAY Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the 11:00 AM beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen. The Scots Confession was written at a turning point in the history of the Scottish nation. When the Queen Regent Mary of Guise died in her sleep in 1560, the Protestant nobility of Scotland was able to secure English recognition of Scottish The Prayer for Church and World sovereignty in the Treaty of Edinburgh. To the Scots, this favorable conclusion to the Let us prepare our hearts for worship as we enter the sanctuary this Lord’s Day. civil war with Mary's French-supported forces represented a providential deliverance. Collection of Tithes and Offerings The Scottish Parliament, having declared Scotland a Protestant nation, asked the Welcome and Announcements clergy to frame a confession of faith. Six ministers, including John Knox, completed * The Hymn of Preparation No. 546 their work in four days. In 1560, the document was ratified by Parliament as "doctrine * The Call to Worship grounded upon the infallible Word of God."Beginning with a pledge of unconditional “The Sands of Time Are Sinking” “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes commitment to the triune God who creates, sustains, rules, and guides all things, the from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; The Preached Word of God first eleven chapters of the Scots Confession narrate God's providential acts in the he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither events of biblical history. The kirk (church) of the present and future is continuous Joshua 7:16-26 with the kirk of God's people going back to Adam. While affirming that the Bible is slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:1-4) the norm by which the kirk judges itself, the Scots Confession also sees the Scriptures “The Sin of Achan” * The Hymn of Praise No. 53 as a sacred history in which the present day church, through the Holy Spirit, * The Hymn of Response No. 537 participates until the end of time. God's providential deliverance is a continuing, not “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” merely a past, reality. The Scots Confession sets forth three marks of the true and “Take Time to Be Holy” faithful church:"the true preaching of the Word of God," "the right administration of * The Prayer of Adoration and Invocation the sacraments of Christ Jesus," and "ecclesiastical discipline . . . whereby vice is * The Benediction repressed and virtue nourished." "Cleave, serve, worship, trust" are key words in this The Confession of Sin document. As a call to action in a turbulent time, the Scots Confession reflects a spirit * The Congregational Affirmation No. 731 of trust and a commitment to the God whose miraculous deliverance the Scots had Responsive Reading, Psalm 32 (Trinity Hymnal, p. 795) experienced firsthand. Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Silent Prayer Praise him, all creatures here below: SERMON NOTES Praise him above, ye heavenly host; Assurance of Pardon Joshua 7:16-26 Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10) I. Achan Is Named (vv. 16-18) New Testament Reading Acts 5:1-11 The Confession of Faith: Scots Confession II. Achan Confesses (vv. 19-21) Chapter 8 – Election (Part 1) That same eternal God and Father, who by mere grace chose us in his Son Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world was laid, appointed him to be our head, our III. Achan Is Punished (vv. 22-26) brother, our pastor, and the great bishop of our souls. But since the opposition between the justice of God and our sins was such that no flesh by itself could or might have attained unto God, it behooved the Son of God to descend unto us and take himself a body of our body, flesh of our flesh, and bone of our bone, and so become the perfect Mediator between God and man, giving power to as many as * Congregation Standing believe in him to be the sons of God; as he himself says, "I ascend to my Father and EVENING SERVICE to your Father, to my God and to your God." By this most holy brotherhood “Riches, like dust, slip through our fingers even when we hold them fast.” 6:00 PM whatever we have lost in Adam is restored to us again. Therefore we are not afraid to call God our Father, not so much because he has created us, which we have in Matthew Henry Luke 16:1-9 “Parable of the Unjust Steward” common with the reprobate, as because he has given unto us his only Son to be our brother, and given us grace to acknowledge and embrace him as our only Mediator, as Prayer and Hymns is already said. WELCOME TO BALLANTYNE! SESSION Rev. Dr. John Currid Senior Pastor 601-559-8381 First Time to Ballantyne? Rev. Robert Arendale Associate Pastor 254-624-8585 We extend a warm welcome to all who have gathered to worship our great Mr. Kenneth Jackson 704-752-7958 Savior this morning. If this is your first time with us, please fill out the Mr. Mark Seeley Discipleship 704-814-9451 attendance pad and let us know how we can serve you. Mr. Matt Spear Clerk 704-301-0524 Communion Mr. Bob Stone WIM/Missions 704-442-0109 When communion is observed, please note that the outer ring of the plate contains grape juice and the inner rings contain wine. These elements BOARD OF DEACONS THE LORD’S DAY commemorate the blood of Christ. Mr. Tom Hinkelman Chair/Clerk 704-248-6335 Mr. Rob Kelley Grounds 704-907-5474 Missionary of the Month Mr. Carl Lund Finance 704-807-5930 RUF Minister at UT Martin in Martin, TN Mr. Jake Spencer Mercy 704-579-1175 Justin and Meredith Westmoreland July 11, 2010 Children: Knox, Owen, Grace INTERNS 136 Dogwood Lane Mr. Matthew Icard 864-417-0056 11:00AM Martin, TN 38237 Mr. John Lehner 615-962-1676 Men’s Bible Study STAFF The men will meet this Friday morning at the church at 6:30. We will be Mrs. Alice Hathaway Pianist discussing chapter 2 of the Lloyd-Jones book. See Pastor Arendale if you have Mrs. Helen Miller Administration To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest; any questions. Mr. Bruce Jobe Treasurer To all who mourn and long for comfort; BPC New Website SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES AND MINISTRIES To all who struggle and desire victory; We encourage you to visit our new website. From this site, you can download Mr. Scott & Victoria Andes World Witness Kiev, Ukraine To all who sin and need a Savior; sermons, check updates to the church calendar, read the pastors’ blogs, and Ms. Dottie Bigham World Witness Wales, UK To all who are strangers and want fellowship; more. It is our desire that this website would serve as an aid and resource to Mr. Bill & Allen Bradford Peru MTA Trujillo, Peru To all who hunger and thirst for righteousness; your spiritual life. www.ballantynepresbyterian.org Mr. Rob & Rachel Turner World Witness Middle East And to whoever will come – Mr. Justin & M. Westmoreland RUF Martin, TN This church opens wide her doors New Mexico Missions Trip Mr. Omari & Cherise Hill RUF Charlotte, NC Please be in prayer for our members who are on the mission trip in New And offers her welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus. Mexico. Camp Summit VBS 2010 Please continue to be in prayer for our VBS. The Lord is already working mightily with many children signing up. We still need volunteers to help throughout the week. See Helen Holbook (704-280-7030) or Polly Stone (704- BALLANTYNE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S MISSION 564-6063) with any questions IS TO DECLARE GOD’S GLORY TO BALLANTYNE, SOUTH CHARLOTTE, AND BEYOND. Book Table There are wonderful titles available on the book table in the back of the sanctuary. Keep checking back as new titles are regularly rotated through.
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