Friday, September 14, 2012

Getting Down to Business

Given the historically silly, biblically simplistic, theologically shallow, culturally short-sighted, and even personally self-serving applications that are all-too-common when it comes to "becoming all things to all men," we have had to spend a fair amount of time observing the apostle Paul carefully to discern what it was that he thought and did in order to become all things to all. His loyal love for God and devotion to others moved him to serve them in costly ways. It certainly didn't win any popularity contests for Paul (2 Cor 11:7-11), but it did enable him to share with others in the blessings of the gospel.

That's what we want, too. It's time to take what we have learned and get down to the real business of serving others for the sake of the gospel. Join us this Lord's Day in order to join together in this sacrificial service of love!

Songs
Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim (#44)
Doxology
Take My Life and Let It Be (#560)
Make Me a Captive, Lord (#565)
Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today (#156)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Leviticus 3; Psalm 4
New Testament: Luke 1:57-80

Sermon
A Godly Example of Liberty in Love: Part 6: Becoming All Things to All Men - 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

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