Posts from March 2019

Order of Service, March 31, 2019

Introduction In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Paul finishes the “great digression” in which he has revealed the plan of God for the work of the church and his own role in that plan (2:14—7:4). He appealed to the Corinthians for mutual affection in 6:13: “open wide your hearts.” Here he repeats the…

Order of Service, March 24, 2019

Introduction In 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1, the apostle Paul calls the church to holiness. He explains that the nature of God demands it. He further explains that God promises to be with his holy church and love his holy people as a father. In view of God’s promises, Paul challenges the church to cleanse itself from…

Order of Service, March 17, 2019

Introduction This Lord’s Day, Mark Buhr will be filling the pulpit. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prelude Call to Worship     John 8:31-32 Invocation PROCLAMATION Hymn 27     Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee Worship through Giving Congregational Response, Hymn 462      Doxology Hymn 71     My Redeemer Scripture Reading     Romans 6:1-14 Pastoral Prayer Hymn HBC 25     I Love The Church…

Order of Service, March 10, 2019

Introduction Second Corinthians 6:11-13 introduces the final section of the extended discussion of Paul’s ministry that began in 2:14. These introductory verses make an appeal for mutual affection. Paul had demonstrated his dedication to the gospel ministry and his devoted love for the Corinthians. It was time for them to show similar love for him.…

Order of Service, March 3, 2019

Introduction The sermon passage for this Lord’s Day describes Paul’s full commitment to serve his Lord (2 Corinthians 6:3-10). Military metaphors often shaped the apostle’s description of Christian service. This passage is no exception. It is reminiscent of the admonition Paul gave Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:3-4: Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in…