On Sunday, October 9th, Pastor Tony preached from the Gospel of Mark, using primarily text from Mark 7: 31-37. His message reminded us that along with fulfilling ancient prophecy, Jesus healing the deaf, mute man shows how healing (physical or spiritual) comes. We worshiped at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School
11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Mark 7:31-37
Jesus Heals a Deaf Man
31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
Hymn of Adoration: #97 We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #111 This Is My Father’s World
Hymn of Response: #37 All That I Am I Owe to Thee
Dismissal Hymn: #358 For All the Saints (6)
Additional Readings: The Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 1-5
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Full Liturgy for October 9th, 2011 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Mark
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