Sermon: “By Grace Alone”
Theme: Salvation means that we are not able to have the fullness of life we desire except through the grace of God and trusting him.
Purpose: We will experience the humility that is central to God’s grace.
Scriptures: Philippians 3:4b-14 The Apostle Paul recounts that his successes count for nothing in comparison to the grace of God.
Matthew 21:33-46 The parable of the landowner and the rebellious tenets that kill the landowner’s son.
What defines a person as a mature and healthy Christian? In what ways do our ways of service, our roles in the life of the church, and our accomplishments show that we are mature Christians? In what ways does our years of service mean very little in terms of defining our relationship with Jesus? Why should we work for what is beneficial among Christians? In what ways does the relationship with Christ always depend upon unmerited grace?
Description for Sunday, October 4, 2020
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Hymn Glory to God #815 “Give to the Wind Thy Fears”
TEXT: Paul Gerhardt, 1653; trans. John Wesley, 1737, alt.
MUSIC (FESTAL SONG, SM): William H. Walter, 1872
Special Music: Glory to God Hymnal #821“My Life Flows On”
Peniel Quartet: Christopher Guy, Joshua Geise, Devin Scherck, and Rev. Tom White
Text and Music Robert Lowry, 1869
permission granted by the quartet
The Presbyterian Hymnal #579 “Gloria Patri”
Glory Be to the Father
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text. Composer: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Sending Glory to God Hymnal #838 “Standing on the Promises”
TEXT: R. Kelso Carter, 1886
MUSIC (PROMISES 126.96.36.199 with refrain): R. Kelso Carter, 1886
Liturgist: Hayes Family