Posts from August 2020

Order of Service, August 30, 2020

Introduction Luke 8:26-39 records an encounter Jesus had with a man possessed and abused by demonic forces. Several important themes are woven throughout the story. The demoniac serves as living parable of the tragic human condition. The story also points us to Jesus who alone wields power sufficient to overcome evil. Particularly instructive is the…

Order of Service, August 23, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 8:22-25) records a miracle through which Jesus displays his authority over the created order. The disciples are left trembling at the display of unimaginable power and asking “Who is this?!” The hymns selected for the service celebrate Jesus’ absolute authority and the divine King and the…

Order of Service, August 16, 2020

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains a startling account of Jesus’s interaction with his own family (Luke 8:19-21). He declared, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” The unmistakable point of the paragraph is that a relationship with Jesus is the most important…

Order of Service, August 9, 2020

Introduction The theme of light runs through the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 8:16-18). Light is a metaphor for truth. The truth mentioned in our text has God as its source and Jesus as both its messenger and subject. Jesus called his hearers to listen carefully to his message because it brings both…