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 civilian pursuits,
since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
The hymns selected for our worship service carry the theme of the good soldier of Christ Jesus.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Ephesians 6:10-13
Hymn 589 Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Worship through Giving
Congregational Response: Hymn 560 Take My Life and Let It Be
Hymn 585 Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
Scripture Reading 2 Timothy 2:1-13
Hymn 581 Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
Message Serving Christ as a Good Soldier
2 Corinthians 6:3-10
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn Insert Rise Up, O Men of God!
(Tune: FESTAL SONG)
Prayer Response David Dossette
Benediction John Miles