Published on May 20th, 2013 | by Jon Meyers0
Worship: May 26th, 2013
On Sunday, May 26th, Pastor Tony preached his 15th sermon in this expositional series of I Corinthians. He reminded us that church discipline is one of the three key distinctions of a true Christ-centered church along with faithful biblical teaching and the rightful administration of the baptism & communion.
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: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife.  And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.  For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.  When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,  you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.  Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?  Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.  Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.  I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—  not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.  But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.  For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”
Hymn of Adoration: #700 Come, We That Love the Lord
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: #299 Look, Ye Saints, the Sight is Glorious
Hymn of Response: #508 Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Dismissal Hymn: #730 Benediction
Additional Readings: The Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 18-21
Q. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.
Q. 19. What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
A. God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.
Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, forever.
Full Liturgy for May 26th, 2013 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|God’s Promises at Covenant Crossing||Joshua 3||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Stone Signs: Memorial to the Children||Joshua 4||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Is God on our side or our we on God’s side||Joshua 5||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Doing Things God’s Way Brings Victory||Joshua 6||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Doing things your own way brings Defeat||Joshua 7||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Covenant Curse and Covenant Blessing||Joshua 7||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Ambush at Ai||Joshua 8||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Covenant Renewal Service||Joshua 8||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Hasty Decisions||Joshua 9||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|The Day the Sun Stood Still||Joshua 10||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|The Battle Belongs to the Lord||Joshua 10||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Hardened Hearts||Joshua 11||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Following with your Whole Heart||Joshua 14:1-15||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|We all need a Refuge||Joshua 20:1-9||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Our Faithful Promise Keeper||Joshua 21:43-22:9||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|When Alter-Cation Arise||Joshua 22:10-34||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|No God But God||Joshua 23:1-16||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Everything Heart and Soul||Joshua 23:1-16||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|History 101||Joshua 24:1-13||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Who Will You Serve||Joshua 24:14-28||Rev. Nathan Currey|
|Go the Distance||Joshua 24:19-33||Rev. Nathan Currey|