Published on August 4th, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: August 10th, 2014
On Sunday, August 10th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in II Corinthians: Cultivating Ambassadors for Christ. He reminded us that wherever we (in Christ) go, the aroma of life goes with us, and for some we meet, the aroma of death is all they smell. 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: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.  For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,  to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?  For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.
Hymn of Adoration: # 156 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 411 Shine Thou Upon Us, Lord
Hymn of Response: # 447 Christ for the World We sing
Dismissal Hymn: # 103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name (4)
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 89-93
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.
Q. 92. What is a sacrament?
A. A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.
Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?
A. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.
Full Liturgy for August 10th, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of II Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)