Call to Worship

Psalm 33:1–5 (ESV)


1  Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! 
Praise befits the upright. 
2  Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; 
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 
3  Sing to him a new song; 
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 

4  For the word of the LORD is upright, 
and all his work is done in faithfulness. 
5  He loves righteousness and justice; 
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

Song of Adoration

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Come behold the wondrous mystery

In the dawning of the King

 

He the theme of heaven’s praises

Robed in frail humanity

 

In our longing, in our darkness

Now the light of life has come

 

Look to Christ, who condescended

Took on flesh to ransom us

 

Come behold the wondrous mystery

He the perfect Son of Man

 

In His living, in His suffering

Never trace nor stain of sin

 

See the true and better Adam

Come to save the hell-bound man

 

Christ the great and sure fulfillment

Of the law; in Him we stand

 

Come behold the wondrous mystery

Christ the Lord upon the tree

 

In the stead of ruined sinners

Hangs the Lamb in victory

 

See the price of our redemption

See the Father’s plan unfold

 

Bringing many sons to glory

Grace unmeasured, love untold

 

Come behold the wondrous mystery

Slain by death the God of life

 

But no grave could e’er restrain Him

Praise the Lord; He is alive!

 

What a foretaste of deliverance

How unwavering our hope

 

Christ in power resurrected

As we will be when he comes

 

What a foretaste of deliverance

How unwavering our hope

 

Christ in power resurrected

As we will be when he comes

Song of Confession

Hallelujah for the Cross

Up to the hill of Calvary

My Savior went courageously

 

And there He bled and died for me

Hallelujah for the cross

 

And on that day the world was changed

A final perfect lamb was slain

 

Let earth and heaven now proclaim

Hallelujah for the cross

 

Hallelujah for the war He fought

Love has won death has lost

 

Hallelujah for the souls He bought

Hallelujah for the cross

 

What good I've done could never save

My debt too great for deeds to pay

 

But God my Savior made a way

Hallelujah for the cross

 

A slave to sin my life was bound

But all my chains fell to the ground

 

When Jesus' blood came flowing down

Hallelujah for the cross

Hallelujah for the war He fought

Love has won death has lost

 

Hallelujah for the souls He bought

Hallelujah for the cross

 

Hallelujah for the war He fought

Love has won death has lost

 

Hallelujah for the souls He bought

Hallelujah for the cross

 

And when I breathe my final breath

I'll have no need to fear that rest

 

This hope will guide me into death

Hallelujah for the cross

 

Hallelujah for the war He fought

Love has won death has lost

 

Hallelujah for the souls He bought

Hallelujah for the cross

 

Hallelujah for the war He fought

Love has won death has lost

 

Hallelujah for the souls He bought

Hallelujah for the cross

 

Hallelujah for the cross

Hallelujah for the cross

Scripture Reading

1 Corinthians 9:1–18 (ESV)


1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 
3 This is my defense to those who would examine me. 4 Do we not have the right to eat and drink? 5 Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? 6 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? 7 Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? 


8 Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? 9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? 10 Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11 If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? 


Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. 13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. 


15 But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting. 16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

Sermon

Title: Unclaimed Rights

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-18

Song of Redemption

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found

He is my light my strength my song

 

This Cornerstone this solid Ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

 

What heights of love what depths of peace

When fears are stilled when strivings cease

 

My Comforter my All in All

Here in the love of Christ I stand

 

In Christ alone who took on flesh

Fullness of God in helpless babe

 

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones He came to save

 

Till on that cross as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

 

For every sin on Him was laid

Here in the death of Christ I live

 

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

 

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again

 

And as He stands in victory

Sin's curse has lost its grip on me

 

For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

 

No guilt in life no fear in death

This is the power of Christ in me

 

From life's first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

 

No power of hell no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

 

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

 

No power of hell no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand

 

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

 

Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Benediction

2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 (ESV)


16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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