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 appeal, “make room in your hearts for us.” It was a call to reject his opponents and to stand with him in the great work of God’s mission.
The hymns in this service will offer praises to the one who saved us and whom we service. They will also include a theme of Christian unity and love that must be evident in the congregation.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:8-10
Hymn 59: All Creatures of Our God and King
Worship through Giving
Congregational Response, 72: Glory Be to God the Father
Hymn 221: The Church’s One Foundation
Scripture Reading : Romans 12:1-21
Hymn Insert: I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art
Message: To Die Together and to Live Together
2 Corinthians 7:2-4
Pastor Steven Thomas
Hymn 224: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Prayer Response: Mark Williams
Benediction: John Miles