Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:8-10
Hymnal #553: "Morning Has Broken" (Howard)
Lighting of the Candles
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:1-9
Hymnal #581: "Sweet, Sweet Spirit" (Howard)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:10-12
Hymnal #520: "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" (Howard)
Prayers of the Saints and "The Lord’s Prayer"
Scripture Reading: John 12:35-36, 44-46
Hymnal #522: "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" (Howard)
Message: "That We May Become Sons of Light"
Sermon notes: Pastor Stanley shared words for us to consider...
We normally do pretty good when we know a deadline and work our way toward it.
Now add the aspect of our faith journey and since we don't know our last day or when the Lord will return, how do we approach that deadline?
Do we do what is expedient? If we do, that is too often not the best course of action.
What should we do?
Start with what we learn from 1 Cor. 13:4-8 and remember:
God's ways are not expedient, they are purposed.
Trust in Him, pursue our faith and become Sons of Light.
Hymnal #545: "Promised Land" (Howard)
End of Service
And remember these words as the next week unfolds. . .
No matter how trapped you feel in your infirmities,God can minister to your deepest needs.
Don’t let a problem or hardship cause you to lose hope.
God may have special work for you to do in spite of your condition, or even because of it.
Many have ministered effectively to hurting people because they have triumphed over their own hurts. According to the Pharisees, to do good on the Sabbath was work, so was unlawful. It broke the Pharisees interpretation of God’s law to "remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy".
This was just one of hundreds of rules they added to the Old Testament law.
To do good should not be ignored, even on the Sabbath.