Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: May 3rd, 2015
On Sunday, May 3rd, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in II Corinthians: Cultivating Ambassadors for Christ. He reminded us that serving Christ is a calling that seeks the spiritual welfare of others, gladly spending and being spent.
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: 2 Corinthians 12:11-21
 I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing.  The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.  For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!  Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.  I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?  But granting that I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit.  Did I take advantage of you through any of those whom I sent to you?  I urged Titus to go, and sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not act in the same spirit? Did we not take the same steps?  Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? It is in the sight of God that we have been speaking in Christ, and all for your upbuilding, beloved.  For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.  I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.
Hymn of Adoration: # 53 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 308 Jesus Paid it All
Hymn of Response: # 585 Take My Life, and Let It Be
Dismissal Hymn: # 311 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (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 May 3rd, 2015 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of II Corinthians
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)