Pride – the Quencher to the Spirit’s Unity

We once again consider a chief theme of First Corinthians - pride and its terrible effects upon and within Christ's church.

Call to Worship

Sunday School

The Wiles of the Devil
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Sunday Service

Pastoral Reading

Psalm 83:1-8

O God, do not keep silence;
    do not hold your peace or be still, O God!
For behold, your enemies make an uproar;
    those who hate you have raised their heads.
They lay crafty plans against your people;
    they consult together against your treasured ones.
They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;
    let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”
For they conspire with one accord;
    against you they make a covenant—
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    Moab and the Hagrites,
Gebal and Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Asshur also has joined them;
    they are the strong arm of the children of Lot.

Opening Song

By Faith (CRC #4)

Verse 1
By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation’s grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight
Verse 2
By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the pow’r of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God’s own hand
A place where peace and justice reign
We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We’ll walk by faith and not by sight
Verse 3
By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the pow’r to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave
Verse 4
By faith the church was called to go
In the pow’r of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In ev’ry corner of the earth
Verse 5
By faith the mountain shall be moved
And the pow’r of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

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Focus this week:  Bev Christensen


Christ Our Hope in Life and Death (CRC #7)

Verse 1
What is our hope in life and death, Christ alone Christ alone
What is our only confidence that our souls to Him belong
Who holds our days within His hand, what comes apart from His command
And what will keep us to the end, the love of Christ in which we stand.
O sing hallelujah, Our hope springs eternal
O sing hallelujah, Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.
Verse 2
What truth can calm the troubled soul, God is good God is good
Where is His grace and goodness known, in our great Redeemer’s blood
Who holds our faith when fears arise, who stands above the stormy trial
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh unto the shore the rock of Christ.
Verse 3
Unto the grave what will we sing, Christ He lives Christ He lives
And what reward will heaven bring, everlasting life with Him
There we will rise to meet the Lord, then sin and death will be destroyed
And we will feast in endless joy, when Christ is ours forevermore

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Offering Song

The Lord is my Salvation (CRC #21)

Verse 1
The grace of God has reached for me And pulled me from the raging sea
And I am safe on this solid ground, The Lord is my salvation.
Verse 2
I will not fear when darkness falls, His strength will help me scale these walls
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun, The Lord is my salvation.
Who is like the Lord our God
Strong to save faithful in love
My debt is paid and the victory won
The Lord is my salvation
Verse 3
My hope is hidden in the Lord, He flow’rs each promise of His Word
When winter fades I know spring will come, The Lord is my salvation
Verse 4
In times of waiting times of need, When I know loss when I am weak
I know His grace will renew these days, The Lord is my salvation.
Verse 5
And when I reach the final day, He will not leave me in the grave
But I will rise He will call me home, The Lord is my salvation.
Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation
The Lord is our salvation, The Lord is our salvation

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Scripture Reading

1 Cor 1:18-31

 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 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

Pride – the Quencher of the Spirit

1 Cor 1:10-17

 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Closing Song

Hallelujah! (CRC #48)