Posts from December 2018

Order of Service, December 30, 2018

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (2 Corinthians 4:7-12), Paul began to explain the nature of his ministry of the glorious New Covenant message of Christ. False teachers presented themselves as celebrity ministers, but Paul’s ministry was marked by weakness, persecution, and suffering. This is not an anomaly, but rather the design…

Order of Service, December 23, 2018

Introduction Join us this Lord’s Day as we celebrate the birth of Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude     O Quit Your Pastures Call to Worship     Galatians 4:4-5 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 88     O Come, All Ye Faithful Hymn 87     O Come, O Come Emmanuel Worship through Giving Offertory     In the Bleak Midwinter Prepared…

Order of Service, December 16, 2018

Introduction Our study of 2 Corinthians brings us to a text that reminds us that the Christian mission faces great opposition in this world. The “god of this world,” Satan, works to blind the minds of unbelievers to prevent them from seeing the light of the gospel. Yet, “we do not lose heart” because we…

Order of Service, December 9, 2018

Introduction Paul laid out the truth that the Law of Moses has been annulled, displaced by a glorious new covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6-11). In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, he further explains that those who try to come to God through the Law are blind. But the Spirit of God shines the light…