Service Guided by Psalm 28


Because we believe that worship forms the believer and that God knows best how he wants to be worshiped, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, we desire to be driven by God’s Word in worship. As a result, we follow a gospel-shaped liturgy, and we choose elements which echo the truths of the sermon text. Also, as a help to our congregation, rather than using the general headings of a gospel-shaped liturgy (revelation, adoration, confession, etc.), we word headings in such a way that they communicate the liturgical theme as well as how that section has been informed by the sermon text. For example, instead of “Revelation,” we put what is specifically being revealed. Also, we often combine themes (e.g., revelation and adoration) into one heading. Such is the case below. Currently, our lead pastor is preaching through the Psalms. Below is our order of worship from Sunday, June 28 when he preached Psalm 28. Before proceeding, I encourage you to read through the psalm.

The Lord, Our Rock, Is Our Strength and Shield

Scripture Reading: Psalm 18:1–3, 31–32, 35, 46, 49–50

Song: “God, the Uncreated One”

We Cry for Mercy

Song: “O Lord, My Rock, to Thee I Cry (Psalm 28)”
* As our lead pastor preaches through the Psalms, we are intentionally singing them as well. This arrangement is a preexisting text that we set to a preexisting tune. Clicking on the title above will take you to the page where you can access free sheet music and recordings.

The Lord Grants Us Mercy in Christ

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:3–5; 2:10

Related:  Teaching, Admonishing, and Harmoniously Singing

Song: “His Mercy Is More”

God’s Word Proclaimed

Sermon: Psalm 28

Responding to the Word of God

Song: “Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul”

Pastoral Prayer: Praying for the Church and the World

God Sends Us To Serve Him

Opportunities for Service

Closing Prayer