“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” -Colossians 3:1
-excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Philippians 1:3-11
Sunday School | Matthew 26:6-13 | Bro. Roger Harden
“…’Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to Me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have Me…'” -Matthew 26:10-11
vs. 6-7: Jesus was not concerned with public opinion. He was in the leper’s house. We are spiritual lepers.
vs. 8-9: Disciples thought this was wasteful. They were with Him all the time and perhaps took His presence for granted.
vs. 10-13: Jesus addressed the bickering and talking behind the woman’s back. He made sure the disciples had their priorities straight. If you’re helping the poor, tell them WHY you are giving them $10, because you have been given much.
Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.” -1 Corinthians 9:19
Paul was free in Christ, but made himself a bond-servant because of his great love for Christ, sacrificing all he had to win others to the Lord. Paul adapted his life to reach others and met them right where they were, earning the right to share the Gospel with them. He also subjected his body to his mind. If he didn’t practice what he preached, he’d be disqualified from the ministry.
Evening Worship | Leviticus 23:1-3 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.” -Hebrews 4:9-10
*The Lord appointed the Sabbath as a day of rest and rejoicing to constantly remind the Israelites Who their covenant was with (their Creator and Redeemer…Exodus 12/20:8, Genesis 2:1-3).
*Christ is our rest. We don’t have to work to get to Heaven. It’s not what we do that pleases God. It’s what Christ has done that gives us peace with God, and therefore gives us rest. (Hebrews 4:9-10; Matthew 11:28-30)
*Gathering together encourages. Your obedience to the Word of God shows forth your profession. If you love Christ, you will keep His commandments. (Hebrews 10:24-25; John) The love of Christ motivates us to come worship Him with others He has shown love to. Examine yourself. (2 Corinthians 13:5)