Published on September 22nd, 2014 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: September 28th, 2014
On Sunday, September 28th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in II Corinthians: Cultivating Ambassadors for Christ. Through this passage we are reminded that embracing the reality of a future resurrection life will encourage us to live for Christ in the present. 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 5:1-10
 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling,  if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.  For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.  So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,  for we walk by faith, not by sight.  Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
Hymn of Adoration: # 101 Come, Thou Almighty King
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 529 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Hymn of Response: # 549 By the Sea of Crystal
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Readings: Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 32, Section 1
I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption; but their souls (which neither die nor sleep), having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them. The souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies; and the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day. Besides these two places for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none.
Full Liturgy for September 28th, 2014 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of II Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)