The Confession of Faith Scots Confession Ballantyne by liaoqinmei


									                                                                                        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
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.                              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.

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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