The Lord’s Day, May 3

Call to Worship:

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

May the Lord now remind us of the gospel that was preached to us, which we received, and in which we stand, and by which we are being saved.

This is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

If we do not stand firm in our faith, we will not stand at all.

May the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory in Christ, restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us.


The Reading of the Word: 2 Peter 1:2-11; 3:18

May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ . . . .18But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Anthem: “Grace Alone”

The Word Speaks to Our Lives: HOPE AND PEACE FOR DARK TIMES: “Standing in Grace”

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1,2)

Standing in Grace Rev. Paul Rettew

Hymn: “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”

Time of Personal Reflection and Prayer: Are you standing in grace?