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Worship Recordings 2017 (Page 2)

September 17, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sola Gratia

Week 1 on the Solas – “Sola Gratia” – From Reformed Worship, June 2017 Ephesians 2:1-10 Sermon notes – While the world may teach us that “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” according to Scripture – the greatest gift of all – grace itself is freely give, Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches, “For it is by grace you have been saved,…

September 10, 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Once Upon A Time

In the Beginning – The First First Presbyterian Genesis 1:1—2:4a Creation by word; light, life; it was good. (John 1:1-5) Once Upon A Time We tell stories about how we get here, or how we got here. We tell the story of creation as one such beginning, and the story of Jesus as another beginning. Sometimes the beginning isn’t the beginning, as we find…

August 20, 2017 – the Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – Proclamation and Righteousness

Proclamation and Righteousness Matthew 5 Sermon on the mount Matthew 9:1-13, Luke 5:17-32, 7:36-48 “Sins are forgiven” Matthew 6:1-6 Not as the hypocrites do It has been noted that there is a challenge in walking the walk that makes the talk we talk. The talk we talk is eminently well illustrated by the sermon on the mount, which itself has been criticized as being…

August 13, 2017 – the Tenth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 6:9-15 Lord’s prayer Revelation 21 New Jerusalem John 18:33-37 My kingdom is not on earth I Samuel 8 We want a king!  While kingdom language may have gone out of style for Americans who celebrate that Washington didn’t want to be the king, it pervades Scripture. We hear of kingdoms in the Lord’s prayer. We speak of the king…

August 6, 2017 – the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – the promotion of social righteousness

Promotion of Righteousness (Social) Luke 3:10-14, Matthew 5:38-48 Give him one cloak if you have two Matthew 5:41 Walk a mile in his shoes John 15:12-25 Greater love has no one than this Acts 4 Stephen John 8:1-11 (12-20) Stopping the woman being stoned Matthew 6:1-6 Not as the hypocrites do Job 1 upright before God Social righteousness should not be confused…

July 16, 2017 – the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost – Great Ends of the Church – the preservation of the truth

Preservation and truth John 14:1-17 I am the way the truth… Matthew 5:13-16, Luke 14:25-35 (15:1-10) Salt and saltiness Revelation 21 New Jerusalem Oh, tricky words. Truth and preservation. Preservation – to keep things good, sound, whole, often to keep things the same. Truth – well, we really don’t have time for that discussion in one sermon, or maybe even in a…