Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: May 25th, 2014
On Sunday, May 25th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in I Corinthians: Life in the Household of God. In this passage, Paul’s final exhortation is an encouragement to be about the work of the Lord. Worship services on Sunday were at 8:30 and 11:00 AM.
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 16:13-24
 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.  Now I urge you, brothers—you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints—  be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.  I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence,  for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.  The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.  All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.  I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.  If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!  The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.  My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Hymn of Adoration: #2 O Worship the King
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: #535 O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus!
Hymn of Response: #30 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Dismissal Hymn: #311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (4)
Additional Readings: Psalm 119:89-112
 Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.  Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.  By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.  If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.  I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.  I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.  The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.  I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.  Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. 101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word. 102 I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! 108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules. 109 I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. 111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.
Full Liturgy for May 25th, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of I Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)