Order of Service

Order of Service, January 20, 2019

Introduction This order of service is duplicated from the January 13 post. We moved the prepared order to this Lord’s Day because the pastor was ill that week. Special thanks to Mark Buhr for filling in with little advance warning. The apostle Paul explains to the Corinthians why he continued to speak the message of…

Order of Service, January 6, 2019

This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table. On these occasions we build the entire worship service around the communion remembrance. The focus in this service will be 1 John 1:8-9. Prelude Call to Worship    1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Invocation Explanation of Communion Service Hymn 238      How Sweet and Awful Is the…

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…

Order of Service, December 2, 2018

Introduction In 2 Corinthians 2:14, Paul digressed from the main purpose of his letter, taking opportunity to exult in the glory of the ministry. In last week’s text (3:1-6), he explained that he was not sufficient for a task of such magnitude, but that his sufficiency comes from God. In this week’s text, he further…

Order of Service, November 25, 2018

Introduction: In last Sunday’s text (2 Corinthians 2:14-17), Paul laid out the true nature of ministry. Christ vanquished us and now uses us to spread the knowledge of God. The result is that some who hear the message receive it and live, but the rest hear it and are confirmed in their condemnation. Either way,…

Order of Service, November 18, 2018

Introduction: Second Corinthians began in a rather dismal way with Paul defending his integrity and authority as an apostle. In today’s sermon text, Paul breaks off his distasteful taste to express his joy over the privilege of serving the gospel. His exultation begins in 2:14 to continues into chapter 7. One author calls the subject…

Order of Service, November 11, 2018

Introduction The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (2 Corinthians 2:5-11) gives us insight into the life of this first century church. Paul guided them through a complex disciplinary matter. Principles he set in place proved fruitful, bringing repentance and restoration to a man who previously was disruptive to the ministry. In this passage Paul…