Published on December 26th, 2017 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: December 31st, 2017
On Sunday, December 31st, Pastor Nathan continued his sermon series on Christ Commissioned Unity. He preached from Romans 12 on battling bitterness.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
No Sunday Evening Service
Text: Romans 12:14-21
 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.  Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.  Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”  To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Hymn of Adoration: # 195 Joy to the World!
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 226 As with Gladness men of Old
Hymn of Response: # 201 O Little Town of Bethlehem
Dismissal Hymn: # 218 Angels, from the Realms of Glory (5)
Additional Readings: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 7-11
Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.
Q. 8. How doth God execute his decrees?
A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.
Q. 9. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good.
Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.
Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.
Full Liturgy for December 31st, 2017 (PDF)
Sermons from the Christ Commissioned Unity Series
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)
|Christ Commissioned Unity||John 17:1-11, 20-23||09/24/17|
|Threats to Unity||James 3:13-4:3||11/26/17|
|Battling Bitterness||Romans 12:14-21||12/31/17|
|Genuine Love Promotes Christ Commissioned Unity||Romans 12:9-13||01/14/18|