Published on October 9th, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
LS Worship: 10.15.17
On Sunday, October 15th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Luke. In this passage we see that the ministry of Christ unveils the Kingdom of God which identifies who our authority is and why we can be sure of the fate of the world.
6:00 pm Worship
Text: Luke 4:31-44
 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath,  and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.  And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,  “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”  But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.  And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!”  And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.  And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.  And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.  Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.  And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.  And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them,  but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”  And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
Hymn of Adoration: # 64 God, the Lord, a King Remaineth
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 529 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Hymn of Response: # 296 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
Dismissal Hymn: #353 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord (vs 1 & 2)
Additional Reading: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 1-5
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
Q. 5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.
Full Liturgy for October 15th, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Luke
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
Boldly Proclaiming Truth
Our Well Pleasing Savior
Jesus the Son of God
The Triumph of the Second Adam
The Scripture Has Been Fulfilled
The Authority of Christ