Series: Living For Jesus:
Normal Christianity in an Abnormal World
Title: Trustworthy Stewards
Scripture: 1st Corinthians 4:1-5 (Read)
Call To Worship
- Malachi 4:1-2a [Read]
Songs We’ll Be Singing Together
- Only a Holy God* [Listen]
- Lord I Need You* [Listen]
- Jesus Messiah [Listen]
- Nothing But The Blood* [Listen]
- Revelation Song [Listen]
*Songs with an asterisk will be sung in both the 9am and 10:45am services.
- Hymn #97: All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name
- Hymn #345: Blessed Assurance
6pm Service: Rest In The Lord (Psalm 4)
Speaker: Pastor Dan Loch
- #346: I Am Trusting Thee Lord Jesus
- #43: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Call to Worship: Devotional (By Pastor Dan Loch)
1 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” 2 “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings;Malachi 4:1-2a (NASB)
In 1st Corinthians 4:5, Paul instructs the church to withhold judgement. Instead they are to wait for the Lord to bring judgement at the proper time. This is not a new idea. Indeed, both Old and New Testament saints cling to the hope of that future judgement when God rights all wrongs and scatters the darkness with His glorious light. Malachi, the prophet who brings God’s court case against His own priests, shares a bit of what that day will look like. For many it is a terrifying day. For there is no hiding the truth from God but those redeemed by the blood of Christ can rest assured knowing that they will still be praising God after the day of judgement.
This week we will use our worship as preparation for that day: First we begin by acknowledging our Holy God, then we confess our need for Him, after which we profess that Christ is our all sufficient sacrifice, and finally rejoice in the truth that He is worthy and has saved us not by our merit but by His blood. May all praise, glory and honor be to our great savior, Jesus Christ.