September 12, 2021
Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church RCUS (Manitowoc, WI)
Sermon: “The Hijacked Gospel”

Mark 4:13-20NKJV

Order of Service


Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

*Hymn 26 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

*Salutation and Invocation

Hymn 77 (1st Tune) The Lord’s My Shepherd

We Confess our Christian Faith

Heidelberg Catechism #99-100

Congregational Prayer

*Hymn 674 Holy Bible, Book Divine

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:1-12

                Text: Mark 4:13-20

Sermon “The Hijacked Gospel”


Hymn 317 Almighty God, Thy Word is Cast 

                       (Tithes & Offerings)



  • We welcome our local Gideon Bible Distributors representative today. After the benediction we will be seated for a brief update on the work of the Gideons. A special offering box is available in the back.

  • NOTE: Young People meeting has been moved to September 26.

  • We need a winter outdoor custodian to clear the snow from the sidewalks and entries of the church property. Please see a deacon with any questions or for a job description.

  • Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 pm. We will be treated to an evening of world class piano from Calvin Jones, International Recording Artist and Film-Score Composer. Calvin grew up as a son of a RCUS pastor. As a Christian, he creates music for God’s glory.  He joins us all the way from Ukraine as part of his Paramount Tour, so invite your friends and family to share in this unforgettable evening of classic and contemporary music. Allow yourself to get lost in the Awe of our Creator. ( The concert is free and an offering will be taken for him.
Sermon Outline

"The Hijacked Gospel"

Mark 4:13-20


Jesus reveals the strategy of those who hijack the gospel.

1. The gospel hijacked from the hard heart (verse 15)

2. The gospel hijacked from the impulsive heart (verses 16-17)

3. The gospel hijacked from the preoccupied heart (verses 18-19)

4. BUT, the gospel prospers in the believing heart (verse 20)

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