Romans 4: 1-8, 13-17 (The faith of Abraham, who believed God) 1 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, […]
Matthew 26:59-61 59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward 61 and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and […]
I Corinthians 3: 10-11; 16-23 (We are God’s temple, the Spirit dwelling in us.) Read by Gary Linkugel 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 […]
I Corinthians 2: 1-16 (We proclaim Christ crucified, as the Spirit has revealed Him.) Sermon read by Gary Linkugel 1 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ […]
I Corinthians 1: 18-25 (Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.) 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 […]
Ephesians 6: 11-18 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil […]
Matthew 3:13–17 (The voice proclaims Jesus as God’s beloved Son.) 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so […]
Luke 2:21 (Jesus’ circumcision and naming on the eighth day) 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.