Friday, October 26, 2012

God Is Faithful

Israel's track record of failure and judgment ought to slap some sobriety into the silliest of us. But that raises the question, If we are as prone to failure as they were, what hope do we have? The answer is, In God. God is always faithful. Join us this Lord's Day as we set our hope in God.

Songs
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (#49)
Doxology
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (#22)
Call Jehovah Thy Salvation (#499)
A Sovereign Protector I Have (#615)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Leviticus 7:22-38; Psalm 135
New Testament: Luke 4:1-13

Sermon
God Is Faithful - 1 Corinthians 10:13

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Serving Up the World

Children "require to be taught not so much anything as everything. Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world....I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness."

G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

Friday, October 19, 2012

Kick Up Your Heels

This Lord's Day we will continue the sermon we started last week, applying the Scripture's warning "Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." If nothing else, this passage of Scripture will make you want to kick up your heels and run - away from idolatry and hard after Christ.

Songs
Come, Thou Found of Every Blessing (#243)
Doxology
O for a Faith that Will Endure (#593)
My Soul Be On Thy Guard (#595)
More Secure Is No One Ever (#613)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Leviticus 7:1-21; Psalm 56
New Testament: Luke 3:23-38

Sermon
Examples that Bite - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Friday, October 12, 2012

Remember the Plague, the Serpents, and the Destroyer

Animals may not be as smart as humans, but sometimes I think they learn better. In their own way, they know that staying away from danger is essential to their survival. When deer encounter a mountain lion, they don't usually hang around just to see what will happen. They remember dangerous situations, and they avoid them.

For some strange reason, humans don't. That's why the apostle Paul gives us a refresher course on our spiritual forefathers. When we look back on our history, we find that messing around with idolatry is a dangerous recipe. Plagues, serpents, and destruction should convince us to get out of here!

Join us this Lord's Day to get why you must never dabble with idolatry.

Songs
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (#69)
Doxology
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (#588)
My Soul, Be on Thy Guard (#595)
Praise Ye Jehovah (#4)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Leviticus 6:19-30; Psalm 54
New Testament: Luke 3:1-22

Sermon
Examples that Bite - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Friday, October 05, 2012

Back on Track

It's been quiet on the blog lately. We have a wonderful wedding to look forward to tonight (!), and that will pretty much wrap up this week. Next week I hope to return to putting up a few posts now and then. But for now, here is something to help you prepare to shout and sing for joy this Lord's Day.

Songs
All Glory, Laud, and Honor (#11)
Doxology
Am I a Soldier of the Cross (#585)
Who Would True Valor See (#508)
Soldiers of Christ, Arise (#589)

Scripture Reading
Old Testament: Leviticus 6:1-18; Psalm 50
New Testament: Luke 2:41-52

Sermon
Run to Win - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27