Sunday Morning Calls to Worship


Order of Worship January 31 2021

“We have, for one thing, in these verses, a vivid picture of a false teacher of religion.Our Lord says that he is one who ‘enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way.’ The ‘door,’ in this sentence, must evidently mean something far more than outward calling and commission. The Jewish teachers, at any rate, were not deficient in this point–they could probably trace up their orders in direct succession to Aaron himself. Ordination is no proof whatever that a man is fit to show others the way to heaven. He may have been regularly set…

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Call to Worship January 17 2021

Expository Thoughts on 1Corinthians 15:1-26  Previously in his letter to the Corinthians, Paul stated the importance of orderly thinking and activity in some secondary matters in the life of the church, alongside issues of Christian liberty. His goal was for the Corinthians to not only properly understand and order these matters, but live with one another in the grace of Christ. He turned his attention in chapter 15 to matters of “first importance” (vs.3). His thoughts focused on the very gospel itself and its value as a baseline understanding for Christ-like living in the church. The Gospel as a term…

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Call to Worship January 10 2021

“Each member of the household has a part in the family life, and the fullest happiness and blessedness of the home can be attained only when each one’s part is faithfully fulfilled. If any one member of the family fails in love or duty, the failure affects the whole household life, just as one discordant voice in a company of singers spoils the music. The husband has a part all his own, which no other can do. How does the Word of God define his duties? What is involved in his part in the marriage relation? What does he owe…

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Call to Worship January 3 2021

10 Principles for Christian Husbands & Fathers KEVIN DEYOUNG APRIL 14, 2015 Most Christian men in theologically conservative circles embrace the biblical truth that they are to lead their families in Christ. Though most embrace this reality and are convinced of its necessity, it is equally true that most of us are not quite sure how to do this. Too few of us grew up in Christian homes with strong and godly Christian fathers to model it before us. How does a Christian husband and father lead their family well in Christ? I would suggest the following is a starting…

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Call to Worship December 27 2020

“These verses show us, that there may be true servants of God in places where we should not expect to find them. The Lord Jesus has many ‘hidden ones’ like these wise men. Their history on earth may be as little known as that of Melchizedek, and Jethro, and Job. But their names are in the book of life, and they will be found with Christ in the day of His appearing. It is well to remember this. We must not look round the earth and say hastily, ‘all is barren.’ The grace of God is not tied to places and families….

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Call to Worship December 20 2020

“Let us ever rest our souls on the thought, that times are in God’s hand. (Psalm 31:15.) He knows the best season for sending help to His church, and new light to the world. Let us beware of giving way to over-anxiety about the course of events around us — as if we knew better than the King of kings, what time relief should come. ‘Cease, Philip [Melancthon], to try to govern the world,’ was a frequent saying of [Martin] Luther to an anxious friend. It was a saying full of wisdom.” (J.C. Ryle, Luke: Expository Thoughts on the Gospel, vol. 1, [Carlisle,…

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Call to Worship December 13 2020

“(Luke 1:26-33) We should notice, in the first place — the lowly and unassuming manner in which the Savior of mankind came among us.The angel who announced His coming, was sent to an obscure town of Galilee, named Nazareth. The woman who was honored to be our Lord’s mother, was evidently in a humble position of life. Both in her station and her dwelling-place, there was an utter absence of what the world calls ‘greatness.’ We need not hesitate to conclude, that there was a wise providence in all this arrangement. The Almighty counsel, which orders all things in Heaven…

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Call to Worship December 6 2020

Expository Thoughts on 1 Corinthians 14In succinct, but measured, previous comments the “gift of tongues” as noted in I Corinthians 14 has been biblically defined. The scripture revealed that this was a gift in which known intelligible foreign languages were used in specific situations for the revelation of the New Covenant to be brought forth to its intended hearers. As Paul wrote to the Corinthians, the gift was becoming less useful and necessary as the word was going out to different regions around the Mediterranean Sea. If speaking in known foreign languages was better than the use of the “gift…

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Call to Worship November 29 2020

Expository Thoughts on 1 Corinthians 14 Paul exhorted the church in Corinth to further consider how tongues were unprofitable apart from interpretation. First, he continued to establish the context of tongues as known languages in verses 10 and 11. “10 There are,” He stated, “perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. 11 If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me” (1 Cor. 14:10-11 NAU). Paul drew attention to the fact that there…

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Call to Worship November 22 2020

Expository Thoughts on 1 Corinthians 14 The Corinthian church had many growing pains and the exercise of spiritual gifts contributed to their many difficulties. Paul previously focused on the foundation of the church and the gifts that were in Christ by the one Holy Spirit. He cautioned them not to be so individually minded and to remember they were a part of a local body of Christ. Every person was a necessary part of the body (Ch. 12). So they needed to focus on the greater gifts of faith, hope, and love, of which the greatest is love (Ch. 13)….

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