God’s Wisdom is Foolishness to Man

We must understand that when we hear God's Word we must humble ourselves and remember that He is God and we are not. We must receive His Word by faith and we must not permit our sinful flesh to distort His truth into what sinful man fancies.

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Call to Worship

Sunday School

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading 

Psalm 4
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin;
ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Opening Song

Meekness and Majesty (CRC #44)

Verse 1
Meekness and majesty, manhood and deity
In perfect harmony, the Man who is God.
Lord of eternity dwells in humanity,
Kneels in humility and washes our feet.

Verse 2
Father’s pure radiance, perfect in innocence
Yet learns obedience to death on a cross.
Suffering to give us life,
Conquering through sacrifice,
And as they crucify prays Father forgive!

O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

Verse 3
Wisdom unsearchable, God the invisible,
Love indestructible in frailty appears.
Lord of infinity stooping so tenderly,
Lifts our humanity to the heights of His throne.

O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

O, what a mystery! Meekness and majesty!
Bow down and worship, for this is your God!

Bow down and worship, for this is your God!


Focus this week:  Acacia Christensen


O Church Arise

Verse 1.
O church arise and put your armour on, hear the call of Christ our Captain;
For now the weak can say that they are strong, in the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth we’ll stand against the devil’s lies;
An army bold whose battle cry is Love, reaching out to those in darkness.
Verse 2
Our call to war to love the captive soul but to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole we will fight with faith and valour.
When faced with trials on every side; we know the outcome is secure;
And Christ will have the prize for which He died, an inheritance of nations.
Verse 3
Come see the cross where love and mercy meet as the Son of God is stricken.
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet for the Conqueror has risen.
And as the stone is rolled away, and Christ emerges from the grave,
This victory march continues till the day every eye and heart shall see Him.
Verse 4
So Spirit come put strength in every stride, give grace for every hurdle.
That we may run with faith to win the prize of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls and hunger for the day, when with Christ we stand in glory.

CCLI Song # 4611992
Keith Getty | Stuart Townend
© 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

Offering Song

My Life is an Offering

Verse 1
This life is an altar
Where I want to offer
My soul and my mind and strength
Cleansed by Your mercy to live a life worthy
Of the One Who called my name
Jesus be glorified
Jesus be magnified
Let me be a pleasing sacrifice
Jesus be glorified
Jesus be magnified
Here at the altar
My life is an offering
Verse 2
How could I not love You
You authored my rescue
Raised me up from death to life
Your Spirit is in me revealing Your glory
Oh what joy as I give my life
I choose to lose my life Lord
And find it in You
I choose to lose my life Lord
And find it in You

CCLI Song # 6565620, CCLI License # 108183
Joel Sczebel | Pat Sczebel
© 2013 Sovereign Grace Worship (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))

Scripture Reading

1 Cor 1:18-31

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach[a]to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Preaching the Word

God’s Wisdom is Foolishness to Man

Galatians 1:10
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Closing Song

Crown Him With Many Crowns (TH #295)

1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends their burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

3 Crown him the Lord of peace;
whose pow’r a scepter sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
absorbed in prayer and praise;
his reign shall know no end;
and round his pierced feet
fair flows of paradise
extend their fragrance ever sweet.

4 Crown him the Lord of years,
the potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres,
ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.