Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Jon Meyers0
Worship: August 31st, 2014
On Sunday, August 31st, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in II Corinthians: Cultivating Ambassadors for Christ. He reminded us that we are enlivened by the ministry God has given us. 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 4:1-6
 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.  But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Hymn of Adoration: # 363 We Gather Together
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 295 Crown Him with Many Crowns
Hymn of Response: # 301 Join All the Glorious Names
Dismissal Hymn: # 103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name (4)
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 23-26
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Full Liturgy for August 31st, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of II Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)