The Christian’s Inheritance – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 10, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 14

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
    there is none who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man,
    to see if there are any who understand,
    who seek after God.

They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one.

Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
    who eat up my people as they eat bread
    and do not call upon the Lord?

There they are in great terror,
    for God is with the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is his refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people,
    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Opening Hymn
To God Be the Glory (Trinity Hymnal #55)

Prayer
Focus this Week:  Verla 

Congregational Hymns


Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee (Trinity Hymnal #645)

Offering Hymn
Psalm 98 (Psalter #98A)
Scripture Reading
Matthew 10:26-42

Preaching the Word
The Christian’s Inheritance, Matthew 19:23-30
YouTube link

Closing Hymn
Heaven’s Gift, CRC Notebook, #3

Seeing the Unseen – CRC Sunday Sermon

November 3, 2019
(links to hymns and the sermon are in blue font)

Pastoral Reading
Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
    and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
    light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
    lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
    because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Opening Hymn
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken (Trinity Hymnal #345)

Prayer
Focus this week:  Joenne

Congregational Hymns
Come Ye Thankful People Come (Trinity Hymnal #715)
Give Thanks Unto the Lord Jehovah (Trinity Hymnal #613)

Offering Hymn
My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness (HMA #88)

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 11

The Lord’s Table
Christ Our Righteousness

Preaching the Word
Seeing the Unseen  2 Kings 6:14-17
YouTube link
Sermon Audio Link

Closing Hymn
Christian, Dost Thou See Them (Trinity Hymnal #574)

Let’s Get “Do Not Judge” Right and Stop Using it to Justify the Wicked

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (Mat 7:1-5)

We have all had the “do not judge” card pulled on us when we pointed out some wickedness in an abuser who is pretending to be a Christian. “Now, don’t judge. We are all sinners, you know.” That nonsense. And let me show you that it is indeed nonsense by asking and answering just one simply question that should be quite obvious in this Scripture passage:

Who is Jesus speaking to here?

Answer: hypocrites.

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