June Sermon Series
June 3: “The Missing Doxology”: Matt. 6:13 (KJV); Jude 24-25: Psalter Reading 150: The most ancient manuscripts of the New Testament do not contain the closing words of the Lord’s Prayer. What does this mean for us? Should we still pray them? On this Communion Sunday, we will share in the Lord’s Supper seated together at our long tables.
381 Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
425 Bread of the World in Mercy Broken
170 Fairest Lord Jesus
New Sermon Series:
The book of Nehemiah tells the story of the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the time when the Jews began to return to Judah from Babylon. Nehemiah, a Jew working in the government of the Persian king, was appointed governor to lead the Jews in rebuilding their city walls. Yet, this time of rebuilding was a time of great challenge. We live in a time of social and cultural breakdown ourselves. How do we, as followers of Christ, “rebuild” the walls around us? Just as Nehemiah and his people had to face great challenges and enemies to their project, so do we.
June 10: “When Things Are Broken”: Nehemiah 1:1-11: Ephesians 2:19-22; Psalter Reading 11: Nehemiah comes to know the desperate condition of Jerusalem, and God’s people who had returned. Yet, he also sees that he bears his own responsibility, and shares in the guilt of God’s people for their plight. Is there something here for us to learn? To what degree do we share in the plight of our times?
457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
4 All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
498 Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!
June 17: “Taking Stock”: Nehemiah 2:1-20: Psalter Reading 126; After he gets permission from the King of Persia, Nehemiah sets off to Judah to take stock of the situation, to prepare for the work ahead. Then he calls and encourages the people of God to begin the work of rebuilding. But already opposition begins to form.
38 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
353 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
600 He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought!
June 24: TBA
June 30: “All Pitch In”: Nehemiah 3; Psalter Reading 132: In the third chapter of Nehemiah, we see many of the Jews begin to work on the walls of Jerusalem. We see in this report the coming together of the people for a common purpose.
105 O God, We Praise Thee
659 Let Us Praise God Together
580 Lead On, O King Eternal