Sunday School | 1 John 3:1-10 | Bro. Roger Harden
“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure.” -1 John 3:1-3
vs. 1- We are children of God! The world’s priorities are found in 1 John 2:16.
vs. 2- Think about what you do when you see a celebrity. Now think about what you will do when you will see Christ face to face!
vs. 3- Thinking about seeing Him face to face has a purifying effect.
Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’” -1 Corinthians 1:28-31
-Why would God choose such wretched sinners like us? Pride has no place in the presence of Christ. None of us are perfect and we all stand in need of the grace of God. (vs. 29)
-You can look consistently through the Word of God and see how God used sinner after sinner for His glory by His grace.
-Where were you in your life when God called you out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of His dear Son? (Isaiah 51:1- don’t ever forget where you came from)
>God humbles people for salvation (vs. 18)…through the preaching of the cross. (vs. 23)
-You must realize that you’re a sinner before you can see your need for salvation.
-Salvation is all of grace! It’s all of Christ! (vs. 30) Its purpose is to bring glory to God. (vs. 31)
Oh, the power of the cross!
Evening Worship | Leviticus 1:1-17 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” -Ephesians 5:2
-The burnt offering was a picture of total commitment because it was totally consumed. Total commitment/burnt offerings were voluntary and involved giving your best to the Lord, showing commitment, dependence and devotion.
-Christ is the perfect picture of a heart completely devoted to God.
(So much more to this one that is too complex to outline. Please get a CD!)