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Bulletin & Hymns
Friedens Reformed Church
P.O. Box J, Tripp, South Dakota 57376
Church: 605-935-6758 Pastor Andy: 605-505-1010
Affiliated with: The Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches
August 16th, 2020
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty 8
1 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear; now to His temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration.
2 Praise to the Lord, above all things so wondrously reigning;
Shelters thee under his wings, yes so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how all thy longings have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?
3 Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
4 Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again;
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
The God of Abraham Praise 34
1 The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days,
And God of Love;
Jehovah, great I AM!
By earth and heaven confessed;
I bow and bless the sacred name
2. The God of Abraham praise,
At whose supreme command
From earth I rise, and seek the joys
At His right hand.
I all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, fame, and power;
And Him my only portion make,
My shield and tower
3. He by Himself hath sworn,
I on His oath depend,
I shall, on eagles wings up-borne
To heaven ascend;
I shall behold His face,
I shall His power adore,
And sing the wonders of His grace
4. The whole triumphant host
Give thanks to God on high;
“Hail Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!”
The ever cry.
Hail Abraham’s God and mine!
I join the heavenly lays,
All might and majesty are Thine,
And endless praise.
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name 12
1 Holy God, we praise Thy name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee;
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in heaven above adore Thee.
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.
2 Hark, the glad celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising;
Cherubim and seraphim
In unceasing chorus praising,
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord."
3 Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee;
Though in essence only One,
Undivided God we claim Thee,
And adoring bend the knee,
While we sing our praise to Thee.
Stand Up and Bless the Lord 21
1 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up, and bless the Lord your God
With heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy Name,
And laud and magnify?
3 O for the living flame,
From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our mind inspire,
And wing to heav'n our thought!
4 God is our strength and song,
And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaim’d
With all our ransomed pow'rs.
5 Stand up and bless the Lord,
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up, and bless His glorious Name
Henceforth forever more.
Sermon Text Colossians 2:11-14a
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.
Old Testament Reading Genesis 17:1-14
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised; and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you. He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not your descendant. He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your money must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”
“It is an incredible matter how great an assurance of salvation there lieth in the hearts of the faithful, of them that they do believe, that God had a care of them before the world was made, and that they were chosen by Him unto salvation before that they were. Hereupon they do gather most assuredly that God cannot forsake them after they be made and are existent, whom he chose and appointed unto salvation before they were existent, and before the world was made.” Wolfgang Musculus (1497-1563), Common Places of the Christian Religion, Of Election.