On Sunday, July 10th, Pastor Nathan preached another sermon in his Gospel Solutions for Life’s Problems series, where the focus was on Trials of life. He talked about the types of Trials, the two categories of responses people have and what their purpose they have in our lives. Worship was at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
8:30 am Early Worship Service 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages 11:00 am Late Worship Service 6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: James 1:2-4, 12-15
Testing of Your Faith
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Hymn of Adoration: #1 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #58 O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright
Hymn of Response: #247 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Dismissal Hymn: #716 Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 29-32
Q. 29. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.
[Scripture Proof: Titus 3:4-7]
Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling.
[Scripture Proof: Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-16; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 1:29; John 15:5; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Ephesians 3:17]
Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
[Scripture Proof: Acts 26:18; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 12; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:17-18; Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 3:5; John 6:44-45; Acts 16:14; Isaiah 45:22; Matthew 11:28-30; Revelation 22:17]
Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them.
[Scripture Proof: Romans 8:30; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 1:5]
Full Liturgy for July 10th, 2011 (PDF)
Gospel Solutions for Life’s Problems Sermon Series
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|Gospel Solutions in Forgiveness||Matthew 18:21-35||2/6/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Pride||James 4:6-12||3/6/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Worry||Matthew 6:25-34||4/10/11|
|Gospel Solutions in Conflict||James 3:13 - 4:3||8/28/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Anger||Ephesians 4:26-32||7/3/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Depression||Psalms 42 & 43||6/5/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Grief||John 11||11/13/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Doubt||Romans 8:31-39||10/2/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Temptation||I Corinthians 10:13||12/25/11|
|Gospel Solutions for Trials||James 1:2-4||7/10/11|