On Sunday, May 20th, Pastor Tony will preach from the Gospel of Mark, focusing on Scripture text from Mark 12. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:00 am Ministry Fair
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Now and Forever Production: The Acts of Paul
Text: Mark 12:13–17
Jesus Answers the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes
13 Then they *sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. 14 They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not? 15 Shall we pay or shall we not pay?” But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at.” 16 They brought one. And He *said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.” 17 And Jesus said to them, “ Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him.
Hymn of Adoration: #700 Come, We That Love the Lord
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #580 Lead On, O King Eternal
Hymn of Response: #149 Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth
Dismissal Hymn: #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (4)
Additional Readings: Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1, Section 1
Of the Holy Scripture
Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet they are not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manner, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church; and afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing: which maketh the Holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.
Full Liturgy for May 20th, 2012 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Mark
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