On Sunday, August 28th, Pastor Nathan preached his 7th sermon in the Solutions for Life’s Problems Series, centering around the topic of Conflict. Rev. Currey pointed out that conflict stems from idolatry and covetousness in our lives. And that the real solutions to conflict come from obeying the First Commandment and seeking Godly wisdom from Scripture. Hear the sermon in full here. 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 3:13-4:3
Wisdom from Above
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Warning Against Worldliness
4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
Hymn of Adoration: #2 O Worship the King
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #347 The Church’s One Foundation
Hymn of Response: #561 Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak
Dismissal Hymn: #716 Sing to the Lord of Harvest (4)
Additional Readings: The Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 23-26
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Full Liturgy for August 28th, 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|