Published on August 26th, 2013 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: September 1st, 2013
On Sunday, September 1st, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in I Corinthians: Life in the Household of God. In this passage we see that surrendering rights to certain freedoms should be willingly offered for the gospel’s sake. 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 9:1-14
 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?  If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.  This is my defense to those who would examine me.  Do we not have the right to eat and drink?  Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?  Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living?  Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?  Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?  For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned?  Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.  If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?  If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ.  Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings?  In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.
Hymn of Adoration: #7 From All That Dwell below the Skies
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: #498 Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!
Hymn of Response: #528 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
Dismissal Hymn: #103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name vs 4
Additional Readings: The Ten Commandments
God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Full Liturgy for September 1, 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|