On Sunday, February 24th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series – I Corinthians: Life in the Household of God. In this text, Paul explains the reason for promoting the simple, powerful, supernatural, apostolic, message of Christ crucified (The Gospel). Worship services on Sunday are at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
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: I Corinthians 2: 1-5
 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.  For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.  And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,  and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,  so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Hymn of Adoration: #45 Now Unto Jehovah, Ye Sons of the Mighty
Hymn or Spiritual Song: #411 Shine Thou upon Us, Lord
Hymn of Response: #347 The Church’s One Foundation
Dismissal Hymn: #730 Benediction
Additional Readings: The Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 88-90
Q. 88. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption?
A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the Word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salvation.
Q. 89. How is the Word made effectual to salvation?
A. The Spirit of God maketh the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation.
Q. 90. How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become effectual to salvation?
A. That the Word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.
Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?
A. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.
Full Liturgy for February 24th, 2013 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|Intro to I Corinthians; Life in the Household of God||I Corinthians 1:1-3||1/6/2013|
|A Gospel Foundation for Straight Talk||I Corinthians 1:4-9||1/13/2013|
|The Source of our Unity is Christ||I Corinthians 1:10-17||1/20/2013|
|The Folly or Power of the Message we Believe||I Corinthians 1:18-25||1/27/2013|
|Fools for God's Glory||I Corinthians 1:26-31||2/17/2013|
|The Simple Message - Christ Crucified||I Corinthians 2:1-5||2/24/2013|
|True Wisdom comes only from God||I Corinthians 2:6-16||3/03/2013|
|Only God Gives Growth||I Corinthians 3:1-9||3/10/2013|
|Christ Our Sure Foundation||I Corinthians 3:9-15||3/17/2013|
|We're not much, but we're His||I Corinthians 3:16-17||4/14/2013|
|Relating with the World's Wisdom||I Corinthians 3: 18-23||4/21/2013|
|We are Accountable Stewards of The Gospel||I Corinthians 4:1-5||4/28/2013|
|The Scum of the World||I Corinthians 4:6-13||5/05/2013|
|Walk The Talk||I Corinthians 4:14-21||5/19/2013|