33 「你們又聽見有吩咐古人的話，說：『不可背誓，所起的誓總要向主謹守。』34 只是我告訴你們，甚麼誓都不可起。不可指著天起誓，因為天是上帝的座位；35 不可指著地起誓，因為地是他的腳凳；也不可指著耶路撒冷起誓，因為耶路撒冷是大君的京城；36 又不可指著你的頭起誓，因為你不能使一根頭髮變黑變白了。37 你們的話，是，就說是；不是，就說不是；若再多說就是出於那惡者。」
38 「你們聽見有話說：『以眼還眼，以牙還牙。』39 只是我告訴你們，不要與惡人作對。有人打你的右臉，連左臉也轉過來由他打；40 有人想要告你，要拿你的裏衣，連外衣也由他拿去；41 有人強逼你走一里路，你就同他走二里；42 有求你的，就給他；有向你借貸的，不可推辭。」
43 「你們聽見有話說：『當愛你的鄰舍，恨你的仇敵。』44 只是我告訴你們，要愛你們的仇敵，為那逼迫你們的禱告。45 這樣就可以作你們天父的兒子；因為他叫日頭照好人，也照歹人；降雨給義人，也給不義的人。46 你們若單愛那愛你們的人，有甚麼賞賜呢？就是稅吏不也是這樣行嗎？47 你們若單請你弟兄的安，比人有甚麼長處呢？就是外邦人不也是這樣行嗎？48 所以，你們要完全，像你們的天父完全一樣。」
Confession of Faith
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ by the operation of His Spirit. Amen.
Call to Worship
Psalm 29:1-2 (NASB)
Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in holy array.
Psalm of Adoration
Prayer of Invocation
Reading of the Law
Matthew 5:33-48 (NASB)
33 “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41 Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Confession of Sin
O Lord our God, we come to You as Your sons and servants, confessing that we were born in sin and have continued in sin. We have broken Your commandments. We have fallen short of Your glory. We have not loved You with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We acknowledge our guilt. We rightly fall under Your curse and judgment. Blot out our transgressions, wash us from our iniquities. Forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Have mercy upon us, O Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
To all those who repent in this way and turn to Jesus Christ for their salvation, I pronounce the absolution of their sins to be made in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Psalm of Thanksgiving
Prayer of Intercession
Psalm of Preparation
Reading of Scripture
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm of Lament
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Psalm of Gratitude
May the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen