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Whole Service for December 30, 2018 The Sunday After Christmas
Sermon only for December 30, 2018 The Sunday After Christmas
Hymns: 76, 107, 136, and 92
Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-32
Sermon Theme: God's Special Promise to Simeon
  I. God promised Simeon that he would not die until he had seen Christ
  II. God fulfilled that promise; so Simeon was ready to die

Sermon Text for New Year's Eve: Luke 4:16-21

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 3:13-17

Sunday School Lesson: The Presentation of Jesus ( Luke 2:21-40 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" ( I Corinthians 15:57 )
  Bible Quiz: To what baking ingredient did Jesus compare the false teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Proverbs 27:1



Whole Service for December 23, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 23, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 3, 27, 55, and 68
Sermon Text: John 1:15-18
Sermon Theme: What the Advent of Christ shows us
  I. It shows us Jesus as the very Son of God
  II. It shows us God's abundant grace in Him

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 2:25-32

Sunday School Lesson: The Birth of Jesus ( Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil" ( I John 3:8 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse in the Proverbs tells us not to think arrogantly about what we will accomplish in the future?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The plague of darrkness ( Exodus 10:25-32 )



Whole Service for December 16, 2018 The Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 16, 2018 The Third Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 10, 73, 61, and 63
Sermon Text: Matthew 3:1-11
Sermon Theme: How John the Baptist Prepared the People for Christ
  I. He called the people to repentance
  II. He warned of the judgment to come

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: John 1:15-18

Sunday School Lesson: Announcment of Jesus' Birth ( Luke 1:26-56 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Word was made flesh, and swelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth" ( John 1:14 )
  Bible Quiz: During which plague did the Egyptians not feel comfortable getting up and moving around?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Micah 1:7; 5:13



Whole Service for December 9, 2018 The Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 9, 2018 The Second Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 17, 385, 66, and 473
Sermon Text: Luke 17:20-30
Sermon Theme: The Present and Future Advents of Christ
  I. His coming into our hearts through His Word in this present day
  II. His coming in judgment on the Last Day

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 3:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: Birth of John the Baptist ( Luke 1:5-25, 57-80 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him" ( Psalm 103:13 )
  Bible Quiz: What did the Lord tell Micah that He would do to the idols in Samaria?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Acts 14:11-12; Acts 28:6



Whole Service for December 2, 2018 The First Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 2, 2018 The First Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 64, 394, 70, and 69
Sermon Text: Luke 1:68-79
Sermon Theme: Why True Christians Rejoice at the Coming of Christ
  I. Christ's coming reveals God's grace
  II. His coming shows God's faithfulness to His promises
  II. His coming brings forgiveness and salvation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 17:20-30

Sunday School Lesson: Ruth ( Ruth chapters 1-4 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And He said unto me. My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness" ( II Corinthians 12:8-9 )
  Bible Quiz: On what two occasions was the Apostle Paul wrongly identified as a god?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Nathan first thought that it was a good idea for David to build a temple for the Lord; but God then told Nathan that He did not want David to build the temple ( II Samuel 7:2-13; I Chronicles 17:1-4 )



Whole Service for November 25, 2018 The Last Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 25, 2018 The Last Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 237, 446, 609, and 656
Sermon Text: Revelation 7:9-17
Sermon Theme: The Glorious State of the Believers in Heaven
  I. The saints in glory worship the Lord continuously
  II. All earthly sorrows are brought to an end for the believers in heaven

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Luke 1:68-79

Sunday School Lesson: ( Quarterly review )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" ( Hebrews 1:14 )
  Bible Quiz: When did the prophet Nathan tell David to do something that the Lord did not want David to do?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Deuteronomy 28:45-48 ( v. 47 )



Whole Service for November 18, 2018 The Twentyt-fifth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 18, 2018 The Twenty-fifth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 13, 597, 608, and 523
Sermon Text: Hebrews 10:32-39
Sermon Theme: In the Midst of Sufferings, Focus on Heaven
  I. As Christians we will endure much suffering in this life
  II. Through these sufferings, we must cling patiently to the promises of the Gospel
  III. Before long, Christ will return to end the sufferings of His believing children, and take us to heaven

Sermon Text for Thanksgiving: II Corinthians 9:6-11

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Revelation 7:9-17

Sunday School Lesson: Gideon ( Judges chapters 6-7 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" ( II Corinthians 5:10 )
  Bible Quiz: Prove from Deuteronomy 28 that it is a sin when people do not obey God with a cheerful heart?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: He was much taller ( I Samuel 9:2; 10:23 )



Whole Service for November 11, 2018 The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 11, 2018 The Twenty-fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 18, 398, 396, and 421
Sermon Text: I Thessalonians 5:14-24
Sermon Theme: "This is the Will of God in Christ Jesus Concerning You"
  I. He wants us to show kindness toward others
  II. He wants us to rejoice in His kindness toward us
  III. He wants us to remain steadfast in the faith

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 10:32-39

Sunday School Lesson: Entering the Promised Land ( Joshua chapters 1, 3, and 4 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "As the lighning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be" ( Matt. 24:27 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Old Testament, what made Saul look different than the rest of the Children of Israel?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: He was a publican, a tax collector ( Matt. 9:9, 10:3; Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27 )



Whole Service for November 4, 2018 The Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for November 4, 2018 The Twenty-third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 4, 465, 400, and 292
Sermon Text: I Timothy 4:4-11
Sermon Theme: Important Blessings Given Us through God's Word
  I. His Word and prayer sanctify the food that we eat
  II. His Word provides nourishment for our souls
  III. His Word bestows eternal salvation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Thessalonians 5:14-24

Sunday School Lesson: The Brazen Serpent ( Numbers 21:1-9 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord" ( James 1:6-7 )
  Bible Quiz: What was Matthew's (Levi's) occupation before Jesus called him to be a disciple?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: So that the disciples would be strengthened in their faith ( John 11:14-15 ), since Jesus would be glorified in raising Lazarus back to life ( John 11:4, 40, 45 )



Whole Service for October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday
Sermon only for October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday
Hymns: 269, 266, 261, and 262
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 3:11-23
Sermon Theme: Let Us Follow the Word of God in All of Its Truth and Purity
  I. It should be our goal as Christians not to depart from the Scriptures in any area
  II. We must guard against being deceived by worldly wisdom

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 4:4-11

Sunday School Lesson: The Twelve Spies ( Numbers chapters 13 and 14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works" ( Psalm 145:9 )
  Bible Quiz: Why does Jesus say that He was happy that a good friend of His had died?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: John 19:7



Whole Service for October 21, 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for October 21, 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 27, 444, 364, and 540
Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:1-9
Sermon Theme: Important Instruction for Children, Parents, Employees, and Employers
  I. The God-given responsibilities of those under authority (children and employees)
  II. The God-given responsibilities of those who are in authority (parents and employers)

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 3:11-23

Sunday School Lesson: The Golden Calf ( Exodus chapters 32 and 34 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God. Thou wilt not despise" ( Psalm 51:17 )
  Bible Quiz: Find the verse in Scripture where the Jews admit to Pilate the real reason why the Sanhedrin had condemned Jesus.
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Pilate's wife ( Matthew 27:19 )



Whole Service for October 14, 2018 The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for October 14, 2018 The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 243, 400, 371, and 395
Sermon Text: Romans 14:1-9
Sermon Theme: Living for Christ and for the Good of our Neighbor
  I. We should not be judging our neighbor in matters of adiaphora
  II. We should be living our lives for the Lord

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 6:1-9

Sunday School Lesson: The Giving of the Law ( Exodus 19:1 - 20:21 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I trusted in Thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God" ( Psalm 31:14 )
  Bible Quiz: When Jesus' enemies accused Him of being a lawbreaker, what woman declared Him to be innocent?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jona ( John 1:42 ) or Jonas ( John 21:15-17 )



Whole Service for October 7, 2018 The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for October 7, 2018 The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 30, 412, 379, and 409
Sermon Text: James 5:13-20
Sermon Theme: Special Ways of Showing Love to Those in Need
  I. We should pray for the welfare of our neighbor
  II. We should admonish those who are going astray

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 14:1-9

Sunday School Lesson: The Exodus ( Exodus 12:3-13, 29-39; Exodus 14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God" ( John 8:47 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of Peter's father??
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jonah ( Matthew 12:40 )



Whole Service for September 30, 2018 The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for September 30, 2018 The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 37, 234, 290, and 417
Sermon Text: James 2:10-17
Sermon Theme: Why are Good Works Important?
  I. Man's best works are imperfect and cannot save him
  II. Good works show that a person has saving faith

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: James 5:13-20

Sunday School Lesson: The Birth and Flight of Moses ( Exodus chapters 1 & 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one" ( Psalm 14:3 )
  Bible Quiz: To what Old Testament prophet does Jesus refer in connection with His time in the grave prior to His resurrection?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The scribes and Pharisees ( Matthew 23:13 )



Whole Service for September 23, 2018 The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for September 23, 2018 The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 23, 464, 325, and 597
Sermon Text: Hebrews 4:9-13
Sermon Theme: We Christians Will Have Rest in Heaven
  I. Our heavenly rest will bring an end to all our earthly struggles
  II. We must work during this life so that we do not lose this promised rest
  III. Those that set themselves against God will not have that rest, but will be judged and condemned by His Word
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: James 2:10-17

Sunday School Lesson: Sodom and Gomorrah ( Genesis 18:16-19:26 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment" ( Matthew 5:22 )
  Bible Quiz: Whom did Jesus say were preventing people from going to heaven?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Gehazi ( II Kings 5:25-27 )



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Whole Service for September 16, 2018 The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for September 16, 2018 The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 16, 250, 522, and 375
Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:18-24
Sermon Theme: Only Christ Can Save Us from the Condemnation of the Law
  I. The Law pronounces a dreadful verdict upon sinners
  II. The Gospel promises forgiveness and salvation through the blood of Christ

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 4:9-13

Sunday School Lesson: The Tower of Babel ( Genesis 11:1-9 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; anad they are they which tesitify of Me" ( John 5:39 )
  Bible Quiz: Who was punished with leprosy after lying?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Psalm 73



Whole Service for September 9, 2018 The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for September 9, 2018 The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 244, 414, 426, and 411
Sermon Text: II Thessalonians 3:6-13
Sermon Theme: Learning from the Example of the Apostles
  I. We should avoid fellowship with those who do not follow the teachings and example of the Apostles
  II. We should follow the Apostles' pattern of good works
  III. We are to work faithfully for the Lord, as the Apostles did

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 12:18-24

Sunday School Lesson: Paradise and the Fall ( Genesis 2:8-17; 3 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "There is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" ( Romans 3:22-24 )
  Bible Quiz: Which Psalm speaks about how the wicked may enjoy a great deal of earthly prosperity before they are cast down to hell?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Malachi 1:6-8, 12-14



Whole Service for September 2, 2018 The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for September 2, 2018 The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 1, 227, 38, and 324
Sermon Text: I Timothy 1:12-17
Sermon Theme: Christ Jesus Came into the World to Save Sinners
  I. Those whom Christ came to save are unworthy of His love
  II. Our salvation is the result of the "exceeding abundant" grace of God in Christ Jesus
  III. All honor and glory must go to God alone for saving us from our sins

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Thessalonians 3:6-13

Sunday School Lesson: Creation ( Genesis 1-2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea" ( Matthew 18:6 )
  Bible Quiz: What verses in Malachi chapter 1 describe how the Jews were dishonoring the Lord by offering sickly animals?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Zechariah 9:9



Whole Service for August 26, 2018 The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for August 26, 2018 The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 3, 295, 394, and 469
Sermon Text: I Peter 2:1-10
Sermon Theme: The Christian Church is Built upon Christ and His Word
  I. The Word of God's grace brings us into the Church
  II. Only members of Christ's Church receive His Word and are saved

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 1:12-17

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word" ( John 17:20 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in Zechariah is it prophesied what would happen approximately 500 years later on Palm Sunday?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz:Haggai 1:4, 9



Whole Service for August 19, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for August 19, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 2, 289, 357, and 496
Sermon Text: Acts 16:9-15
Sermon Theme: The Kingdom of God is spread through the Preaching of His Word
  I. God caused the Gospel to be preached in Macedonia
  II. God blessed the preaching of His Word

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 2:1-10

Sunday School Lesson: Paul at Ephesus ( Acts 19:1-2, 32-41; Acts 20:1-3, 17-38 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul" ( I Peter 2:11 )
  Bible Quiz: What verses in Haggai describe how the Jews who returned from the Babylonian captivity had constructed nice houses for themselves, but neglected to rebuild God's temple?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: She "spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any" ( Luke 8:43 )



Whole Service for August 12, 2018 The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for August 12, 2018 The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 17, 248, 380, and 381
Sermon Text: Romans 8:33-39
Sermon Theme: Our Salvation is Sure, because God is Responsible for it
  I. Since God forgives us, no one can charge our sins aagainst us
  II. Since God holds us securely, no one can remove us from His love

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 16:9-15

Sunday School Lesson: Jailer at Philippi ( Acts 16:9-40 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" ( Col. 3:16 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Gospel of Luke, how did a certain woman waste all of her money?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Amos 5:15



Whole Service for August 5, 2018 The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for August 5, 2018 The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 27, 224, 419, and 465
Sermon Text: Acts 20:17-38
Sermon Theme: Lessons We Can Learn from Apostle Paul's Faithful Service
  I. We should share God's Word with others
  II. We should put God's Word into practice in our lives

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Romans 8:33-39

Sunday School Lesson: Paul in Antioch ( Acts 13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so He giveth His beloved sleep" ( Psalm 127:2 )
  Bible Quiz: Which verse in Amos tells us how we should feel about that which is right and how we should feel about that which is wrong?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: A "famine" of hearing the Word of the Lord ( Amos 8:11-12 )



Whole Service for July 29, 2018 The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for July 29, 2018 The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 4, 444, 412, and 292
Sermon Text: Acts 17:16-34
Sermon Theme: The Limits of Man's Natural Knowledge of God
  I. Man by nature does not know who the true God is
  II. Man by nature knows certain things about the true God
  III. Man by nature does not know about the only Savior, Jesus Christ

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 20:17-38

Sunday School Lesson: Saul's Conversion ( Acts 12:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature" ( Mark 16:15 )
  Bible Quiz: What kind of spiritually devistating famine does the Prophet Amos say that the Lord would send in the land?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Amos 4:7



Whole Service for July 22, 2018 The Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for July 22, 2018 The Eighth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 18, 234, 261, and 522
Sermon Text: Acts 16:16-32
Sermon Theme: God's Power and Grace Shown in Deliverance from Evil
  I. The Lord Delivered a girl from physical possession of a devil
  II. The Lord Delivered Paul and Silas from prison
  III. The Lord Delivered a Philippian jailer and his household

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 17:16-34

Sunday School Lesson: Peter Delivered from Prison ( Acts 12:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord God formed man of the dust of teh ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" ( Genesis 2:7 )
  Bible Quiz: In what verse does the Prophet Amos speak of God's precise control of the weather?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Hosea 13:9



Whole Service for July 15, 2018 The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for July 15, 2018 The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 15, 404, 360, and 430
Sermon Text: I Timothy 6:6-12
Sermon Theme: Godliness with Contentment is Gread Gain
  I. Godliness with contentment protects against the dangerous temptations of the world
  II. Godliness with contentment leads to eternal life through faith in Christ

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 16:16-32

Sunday School Lesson: Cornelius ( Acts 10 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life" ( Luke 1:74-75 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse of Hosea chapter 13 makes it clear that humans are responsible for their own destruction, while God wants to extend mercy to them?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Daniel 12:2



Whole Service for July 8, 2018 The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for July 8, 2018 The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 239, 405, 375, and 245
Sermon Text: Acts 8:26-38
Sermon Theme: The Blessings of Christ were Bestowed upon an Ethiopian
  I. Through the written and preached Gospel
  II. Through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 6:6-12

Sunday School Lesson: Tabitha Raised by Peter ( Acts 9:36-43 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priest unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." ( Psalm 33:4 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse in the book of Daniel is a close parallel to John 5:28-29?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Daniel 6:24



Whole Service for July 1, 2018 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for July 1, 2018 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 237, 410, 358, and 264
Sermon Text: Acts 5:34-42
Sermon Theme: Those Who Fight against God Can Never Win
  I. Gamaliel cautioned the Sanhedrin concerning their treatment of the Apostles
  II. The Jewish religious leaders could not win their fight against the Apostles of Christ

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 8:26-38

Sunday School Lesson: Philip and the Ethiopian ( Acts 8:5-6, 26-40 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth" ( Psalm 33:4 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse of Scripture shows that the lions, which did not hurt Daniel, were very hungry and dangerous?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living" ( Daniel 2:30 )



Whole Service for June 24, 2018 67th Annual Convention Sunday Morning Service
Sermon only for June 24, 2018 67th Annual Convention Sunday Morning Service
Hymns: 5, 378, 377, and 375
Sermon Text: Luke 24:47
Sermon Theme: The Necessary Preaching of Law and Gospel
Keynote Sermon by the Rev. David T. Mensing


Whole Service for Friday June 22, 2018 of the Opening Service of the 67th Annual Convention
Sermon only for Friday June 22, 2018 of the 67th Annual Convention
Hymns: 240, 283, 325, and 289
Sermon Text: Romans 6:23
Keynote Sermon by the Rev. Edward J. Worley, Conference President


Whole Service for June 10, 2018 The Second Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for June 10, 2018 The Second Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 246, 421, 278, and 334
Sermon Text: none
Sermon Theme: The Questioning and Confirmation of Tyler Schrader
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Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 3:1-16

Sunday School Lesson: Ananias and Sapphira ( Acts 4:32 - 5:11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" ( I John 3:2 )
  Bible Quiz: What humanly-impossible thing did Nebuchadnezzar demand of his wise men?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The Lord is there" ( Ezekiel 48:35 )



Whole Service for June 3, 2018 The First Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for June 3, 2018 The First Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 240, 399, 423, and 464
Sermon Text: Acts 4:32-35
Sermon Theme: God's Power and Grace Bring about Wonder Effects
  I. God's power and grace bring Christians together in true unity
  II. God's power and grace move Christians to be generous and sacrificial

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: none

Sunday School Lesson: The Healing of the Lame Man ( Acts 3:1-4:31 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble" ( James 2:19 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Book of Ezekiel what special name is given to the city of Jerusalem after God would restore it to His people?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon ( Ezekiel 29:18-30:26 )



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Whole Service for May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday
Sermon only for May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday
Hymns: 243, 250, 245, and 239
Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
Sermon Theme: Great Comfort for Us in the Doctrine of Predestination
  I. Our salvation was planned by God from eternity
  II. God will do everything necessary to carry out that plan for our salvation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Acts 4:32-35

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" ( Romans 5:12 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Book of Ezekiel whom did the Lord send to destroy the Egyptians?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ezekiel's wife ( Ezekiel 24:16-18 )



Whole Service for May 20, 2018 Pentecost
Sermon only for May 20, 2018 Pentecost
Hymns: 227, 229, 226, and 235
Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:10-22
Sermon Theme: Jesus Is the One Savior for All Mankind (Jews and Gentiles)
  I. Jews and Gentiles are brought together in Christ
  II. Jews and Gentiles alike are reconciled to God through Christ
  III. All Christians (Jews and Gentiles alike) have their faith built upon the Scriptures, which centers upon Christ
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 1:3-14

Sunday School Lesson: Pentecost ( Acts 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "[God] hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began" ( II Timothy 1:9 8:34 )
  Bible Quiz: Whom did the Lord take away from the Prophet Ezekiel?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Samaria and Sodom ( Ezekiel 16:46 )



Whole Service for May 13, 2018 Exaudi, the Sunday after Ascension
Sermon only for May 13, 2018 Exaudi, the Sunday after Ascension
Hymns: 546, 394, 212, and 609
Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-4
Sermon Theme: We Christians are Connected to Christ in Heaven
  I. Our focus should be on heaven, where Christ has ascended
  II. We shall finally join Christ in heavenly glory

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 2:10-22

Sunday School Lesson: The Ascension of Jesus ( Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-21; Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:2-12 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "[Christ] is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us" ( Romans 8:34 )
  Bible Quiz: In Ezekiel, the Lord personifies Jerusalem, and describes what locations as being her siblings?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Noah, Daniel, and Job ( Ezekiel 14:14, 20 )



Whole Service for May 6, 2018 Rogate, the Fifth Sunday after Easter
Sermon only for May 6, 2018 Rogate, the Fifth Sunday after Easter
Hymns: 38, 408, 459, and 411
Sermon Text: I Timothy 2:1-6
Sermon Theme: God Teaches Us to Love All People
  I. God wants us to pray in behalf of all people
  II. God wants all people to be saved

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Colossians 3:1-4

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus' Second Coming ( Matthew 24:3-31; 25:31-46 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out" ( John 6:37 )
  Bible Quiz: Which three well-known believers are mentioned all together in two verses in the same chapter in Ezekiel?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: They worshipped the sun ( Ezekiel 8:16 )



Whole Service for April 29, 2018 Cantate, the Fourth Sunday after Easter
Sermon only for April 29, 2018 Cantate, the Fourth Sunday after Easter
Hymns: 14, 398, 356, and 292
Sermon Text: II Timothy 2:8-13
Sermon Theme: Important Attributes of God's Word
  I.The Word of God is always efficacious
  II. The Word of God brings salvation
  III. The Word of God cannot lie

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Timothy 2:1-6

Sunday School Lesson: The Wise and Foolish Virgins ( Matthew 25:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace" ( Luke 7:50 )
  Bible Quiz: In Ezekiel, God showed the prophet a vision of 25 men in the temple, facing away from the temple and doing what?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: To symbolize the destruction that would come upon Babylon ( Jeremiah 51:61-64 )



Whole Service for April 22, 2018 Jubilate, the Third Sunday after Easter
Sermon only for April 22, 2018 Jubilate, the Third Sunday after Easter
Hymns: 13, 400, 364, and 245
Sermon Text: I John 4:9-14
Sermon Theme: Effects of God's Love for Us in Christ Jesus
  I. God's love for us in Christ moved Him to send His Son for our redemption
  II. God's love for us in Christ moves us to love our neighbor

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Timothy 2:8-13

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus' Appearance in Galilee ( John 21:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world" ( I John 2:1-2 )
  Bible Quiz: Why did the prophet Jeremiah command that a certain scroll of divine prophecy be thrown into the river?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Lamentations 3:22-23



Whole Service for April 15, 2018 Misericordias Domini, the Second Sunday after Easter
Sermon only for April 15, 2018 Misericordias Domini, the Second Sunday after Easter
Hymns: 3, 409, 368, and 373
Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:4-10
Sermon Theme: Let Us Grow in Appreciation of God's Grace in Christ Jesus
  I. It is the grae of God that brought us to saving faith in Christ
  II. Being saved by grace means not being saved by our own works
  III. Since we are saved by grace, we serve God with works of love

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I John 4:9-14

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Appears to the Disciples ( Luke 24:36-48; John 20:19-31 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand" ( Ephesians 6:13 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in Lamentations are we reminded that God shows us loving kindness each day?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jeremiah 50:17



Whole Service for April 8, 2018 Quasimodogeniti, the First Sunday after Easter
Sermon only for April 8, 2018 Quasimodogeniti, the First Sunday after Easter
Hymns: 188, 201, 208, and 196
Sermon Text: I Peter 1:3-9
Sermon Theme: Our Salvation is Sure because Christ Rose from the Dead
  I. We receive this salvation by faith
  II. We rejoice in this salvation even in the midst of tribulation

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Ephesians 2:4-10

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Appears to the Women ( Matthew 28:9-15; John 20:11-18 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help" ( Hosea 13:9 )
  Bible Quiz: In the book of Jeremiah, the rulers of the Assyrians and of the Babylonians are compared to what animal?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jeremiah 28:6



Whole Service for April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday
Sermon only for April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday
Hymns: 193, 191, 198, and 200
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 15:12-20
Sermon Theme: What It Would Mean for Us if Christ Did Not Rise from the Dead
  I. It would mean that we could not trust what the Bible says
  II. It would mean that faith in Christ would not save us from our sins

Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 1:3-9

Sunday School Lesson: The Resurrection of Jesus ( Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself" ( Job 19:25-27 )
  Bible Quiz: Which verse in Jeremiah tells us that those things which Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem would be restored?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10



Whole Service for March 30, 2018 Good Friday
Sermon only for March 30, 2018 Good Friday
Hymns: 358, 169, 179, and 151
Sermon Text: Luke 23:46
Sermon Theme: Comfort for Us in Jesus' Last Word from the Cross
  I. Having accomplished our redemption, Jesus commended His spirit to God
  II. When our last hour comes, we can also commend our spirit into the loving hands of our heavenly Father



Whole Service for March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday
Sermon only for March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday
Hymns: 160, 161, 162, and 523
Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:1-6
Sermon Theme: What God Wants Us to Do When He Chastens Us
  I. He wants us to follow Jesus' example of patient suffering
  II. He wants us to remember that He loves us

Sermon Text for Good Friday: Luke 23:46
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 15:12-20

Sunday School Lesson: The Crucifixion of Jesus ( Matthew 27:32-66; Mark 15:21-47; Luke 23:26-56; John 19:17-42 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel" ( Mark 1:15 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in the book of Jeremiah are we told how long the Babylonian captivity would last?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jeremiah 31:29-30



Whole Service for March 21, 2018 Sixth Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for March 21, 2018 Sixth Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 171, 178, 170, and 560
Sermon Text: John 19:30a
Sermon Theme: Jesus Declared His Work to be Accomplished
  I. What that work entailed
  II. What the completion of that work means for us



Whole Service for March 18, 2018 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 18, 2018 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 298, 154, 360, and 417
Sermon Text: I Peter 1:17-25
Sermon Theme: Christ's Sufferings and Death Move Us to Live in His Service
  I. As Christians, we know that Christ has redeemed us with His blood
  II. As Christians, we have saving faith and the fruits of faith (good works)

Sermon Text for Wednesday Evening: John 19:30a
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 12:1-6

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus before Herod and Pilate ( Matthew 27:1-31; Mark 15:1-20; Luke 23:1-25; John 18:28-19:16 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" ( Hebrews 9:27 )
  Bible Quiz: In the book of Jeremiah, where is fruit used to make the point that people will be punished for their own sins and not for the sins of others?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Figs ( Jeremiah 24 )



Whole Service for March 14, 2018 Fifth Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for March 14, 2018 Fifth Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 175, 146, 148, and 558
Sermon Text: John 19:28
Sermon Theme: Jesus' Declares His Thirst on the Cross
  I. What brought that intense thirst upon Him?
  II. Why did He at that time ask for a small amount of relief?



Whole Service for March 11, 2018 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 11, 2018 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 2, 279, 436, and 325
Sermon Text: II Corinthians 7:4-10
Sermon Theme: Christian Joy is Produced by Godly Sorrow
  I. The godly sorrow of the Corinthian Christians
  II. The joy that this brought to the Apostile Paul

Sermon Text for Wednesday Evening: John 19:28
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 1:17-25

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus before Caiaphas ( Matthew 26:57-75; Mark 14:53-72; Luke 22:54-71; John 18:12-27 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace" ( Ephesians 1:7 )
  Bible Quiz: In the book of Jeremiah, what fruit did God use to symbolize the differences between the Christians and the unbelievers?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Mephibosheth ( II Samuel 4:4 )



Whole Service for March 7, 2018 Fourth Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for March 7, 2018 Fourth Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 155, 144, 167, and 153
Sermon Text: Matthew 27:46
Sermon Theme: Jesus Suffered Our Curse to Earn Salvation for Us
  I. The curse of the Law that we deserve by our sins
  II. Jesus bore that curse for us



Whole Service for March 4, 2018 Oculi, The Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for March 4, 2018 Oculi, The Third Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 16, 416, 357, and 409
Sermon Text: I Peter 1:13-1
Sermon Theme: Words of Instruction for the Children of God
  I. Be seriously minded and focused on heaven
  II. Do not return to the ways of the unbelievers
  III. Be holy, as God is holy

Sermon Text for Wednesday Evening: Matthew 27:46
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 7:4-10

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus in Gethsemane ( Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:26-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them" ( Romans 16:17 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the person who lost the ability to walk when he was only five?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: His mother-in-law ( Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:36-39 )






NOTE: There is no recording for the Third Wednesday in Lent


Whole Service for February 25, 2018 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for February 25, 2018 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 43, 412, 428, and 430
Sermon Text: I John 2:12-17
Sermon Theme: Even Christians Need to Beware of Worldliness
  I. It is important also for those who are spiritually knowledgeable and strong to receive the instruction of God's Word
  II. Love for the world undemines the saving /Christian faith

Sermon Text for Wednesday Evening: John 19:26-27
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I Peter 1:13-16

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem ( Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-19; Luke 19:28-48; John 12:12-15 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin" ( Exodus 34:6-7 )
  Bible Quiz: Which relative of Peter did jesus heal?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: So that he could help them find the lost asses of Kish ( I Samuel 9:3-6 )



Whole Service for February 21, 2018 Second Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for February 21, 2018 Second Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 140, 145, 156, and 324
Sermon Text: Luke 23:43
Sermon Theme: Jesus' Words to the Penitent Thief
  I. How the one thief showed himself to be penitent
  II. How Jesus responded to him



Whole Service for February 18, 2018 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for February 18, 2018 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 17, 524, 446, and 367
Sermon Text: Hebrews 4:15-16
Sermon Theme: Christ is Our Most Loving High Priest
  I. He can truly sympathize with us in all of our struggles
  II. He is able to help us in all our needs

Sermon Text for Wednesday Evening: Luke 23:43
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: I John 2:12-17

Sunday School Lesson: The Good Samaritan ( Luke 18:9-14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him" ( Psalm 33:8 )
  Bible Quiz: Why did Saul's servant suggest that they try to find a prophet?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "His sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment ( I Samuel 8:3 )



Whole Service for February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday
Sermon only for February 11, 2018 Ash Wednesday
Hymns: 159, 141, 154, and 245
Sermon Text: Luke 23:34a
Sermon Theme: Jesus Prayed for Those Who Were Crucifying Him
  I. What His enemies were doing to Him
  II. What Jesus prayed on their behalf



Whole Service for February 11, 2018 Quinguagesima
Sermon only for February 11, 2018 Quinquagesima
Hymns: 33, 411, 522, and 292
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 1:21-31
Sermon Theme: How Unbelievers Regard the Gospel and Us
  I. The unbelievers regard the Gospel of Christ crucified as foolishness
  II. The unbelievers regard us Christians as fools

Sermon Text for Ash Wednesday: Luke 23:34a
Sermon Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 4:15-16

Sunday School Lesson: The Pharisee and the Publican ( Luke 18:9-14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head" ( Matthew 8:20 )
  Bible Quiz: How did the children of Samuel conduct themselves?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Their harps ( Psalm 137:1-4 )



Whole Service for February 4, 2018 Sexagesima
Sermon only for February 4, 2018 Sexagesima
Hymns: 14, 423, 293, and 395
Sermon Text: Philippians 1:12-21
Sermon Theme: Things that are Important to True Christians
  I. That the Gospel of Christ is preached far and wide
  II. That we glorify Christ in life and in death

Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 1:21-31

Sunday School Lesson: Lazarus Raised from the Dead ( John 11:1-46 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us?" ( Malachi 2:10 )
  Bible Quiz: When the Jews were taken captive to Babylon, what did they set aside to show that they were not in the mood for singing?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Three times first by Samuel ( I Samuel 16:13 ), then by the men of Judah ( II Samuel 2:4 ), and finally by all the elders of Israel ( II Samuel 5:3 )



NOTE: lost the mic part way thru the sermon
Whole Service for January 28, 2018 Septuagesima
Hymns: 300, 394, 384, and 464
Sermon Text: Philippians 1:27-2:4
Sermon Theme: How Spiritual Unity with Our Brethren Should Show Itself
  I. By striving with one another to be faithful to God's Word
  II. By having the same love and concern for one another

Text for Next Sunday: Philippians 1:12-21

Sunday School Lesson: The Stilling of the Tempest ( Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory" ( Matthew 25:31 )
  Bible Quiz: How many times was David anointed king?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz:Claudius ( Acts 18:2 )



Whole Service for January 21, 2018 The Last Sunday After Epiphany (Transfiguration)
Sermon only for January 21, 2018 The Last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration)
Hymns: 14, 290, 135, and 37
Sermon Text: II Corinthians 3:12-18
Sermon Theme: The Lord Leads the Spiritually Blind to Sight
  I. The hearts and minds of unbelievers are veiled, preventing them from undestanding God's Word
  II. The Lord removes that veil when He brings a person to faith

Text for Next Sunday: Philippians 1:27-2:4

Sunday School Lesson: The Man Sick of the Palsy ( Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him" ( Matthew 17:5 )
  Bible Quiz: Who banished the Jews from Rome?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Hezekiah ( II Kings 20:12-19; Isaiah 39 )



Whole Service for January 14, 2018 The Second Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon only for January 14, 2018 The Second Sunday after Epiphany
Hymns: 126, 404, 426, and 293
Sermon Text: I Corinthians 2:6-16
Sermon Theme: Only God Can Show Man the Wisdom of Salvation
  I. Man does not know the wisdom of salvation by nature
  II. The saving wisdom of salvation is revealed to us by the Spirit of God through the Gospel

Text for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 3:12-18

Sunday School Lesson: The Wedding of Cana ( John 2:1-11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing" ( Psalm 145:15-16 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the king who foolishly showed his riches to representatives of the country that would later take those riches away?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Benhadad ( I Kings 20:31-43 )



Whole Service for January 7, 2018 Epiphany
Sermon only for January 7, 2018 Epiphany
Hymns: 125, 352, 130, and 297
Sermon Text: II Corinthians 4:3-6
Sermon Theme: Spiritual Enlightenment Comes Only through the Gospel
  I. The light of the Gospel is hid from the unbelievers
  II. God brings people to the light of faith through the Gospel of Christ

Text for Next Sunday: I Corinthians 2:6-16

Sunday School Lesson: The Wise Men from the East ( Matthew 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" ( Hebrews 11:3 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man that God wanted Ahab to kill, but whom he spared?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jerusalem ( Acts 22:3 )



Whole Service for December 31, 2017 The Sunday after Christmas
Sermon only for December 31, 2017 The Sunday after Christmas
Hymns: 76, 107, 109, and 92
Sermon Text: II Corinthians 5:1-9
Sermon Theme: Our Current Life Contrasted with the Life Which is to Come
  I. Our current life is temporary; the life to come is eternal
  II. While living here on earth, our focus is on heaven

Text for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 4:3-6

Sunday School Lesson: The Birth of Jesus ( Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" ( Galatians 4:4-5 )
  Bible Quiz: In which city was the Apostle Paul raised and educated?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Carpus ( II Timothy 4:13 )