Published on August 19th, 2013 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: August 25th, 2013
On Sunday, August 25th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in I Corinthians: Life in the Household of God. He reminded us that believers should sprinkle their knowledge with love so as to patiently sympathize with each other and build each other up in Christ. Worship services on Sunday were 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: 1 Corinthians 8
 Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.  If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.  But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.  Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”  For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—  yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.  However, not all possess this knowledge. But some, through former association with idols, eat food as really offered to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.  Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.  For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?  And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.  Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.  Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.
Hymn of Adoration: #57 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: #299 Look, Ye Saints, the Sight is Glorious
Hymn of Response: #149 Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth
Dismissal Hymn: #103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name vs 4
Additional Readings: The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Full Liturgy for August 25, 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|