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November 17, 2019

Soli Deo Gloria

This week we'll conclude our liturgical series on the Solas of the Reformation with the great truth of Soli Deo Gloria, "the glory of God alone." 

Prelude – "Hallowed Be Your Name"

We'll tune our hearts and minds this week by the singing of the greatness and glory of the Lord through this simple modern hymn by Sovereign Grace: "God, there's no one like you, for who can bear the sight? Clothed in glorious splendor, in Holy, burning light. O God, our God, who was and is to come. Father, Son, and Spirit, most Holy Three in One."

"All Creatures of Our God and King"

We'll open the corporate singing by acknowledging that the entire creation is called by God to worship him for the sake of his glory. "All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing alleluia!"

"Great Are You Lord"

We'll then continue to play off of that theme with the bridge of this song, "And all the earth will shout your praise. Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing, great are you, Lord.

"Only a Holy God"

To conclude the congregational singing we'll sing similar material to that of the prelude "Come and behold him, the One and the Only. Cry out, sing holy, forever a Holy God. Come and worship the Holy God."

Communion – "Fairest Lord Jesus"

The last verse fits well with our theme for the morning: "Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of man! Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine."

Response – "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Finally, we'll be sent back into the world with a Trinitarian declaration just as we started the service. Our God, Three in One, is holy and full of glory. It is him that we seek to worship with our lives. "Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity!"