“Sharing the Life of God” Sunday Service (9:30 AM in the A/C Gym and 9:50 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the Air Conditioned Gym which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:50 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Sharing the Life of God

Text: I John 1: 1-10

Theme: God offers eternal life, the life of God, in His son, Jesus Christ.

  1. __________________
    1. John related Jesus’ glory:  He is Eternal Life in Person, vv. 1-2
    2. Our saving fellowship with God hinges on our Lord’s glory—in His being Eternal God & historic Man in on Person, the Life of God come in the flesh.
  2. ____________________
    1. God reveals Eternal Life thru eyewitness testimony concerning His Son
    2. God also reveals Eternal Life by those He commissions.
  3. ____________________
    1. In making Christ known, God seeks to bring sinners into saving fellowship, v. 3.
    2. God’s ultimate goal in making Christ known is JOY, v. 4.
    3. Joy for all eternity.

 

Questions for Study

According to Scripture, what is eternal life?  Is it a quantity or a quality or…

What is the connection between Jesus Christ & the life…made manifest, I John 1:2.

When do believers first come into possession of eternal life?  See John 5:24.  

How is the eternal life Jesus gives believers not only a possession, but also power?  How, for example, do the Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23, and the gifts of the Spirit, I Corinthians 12, relate to eternal life?

“Christ Above All” Sunday Service (9:30 AM in the A/C Gym and 10:00 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the Air Conditioned Gym which begins at 9:30AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 10:0AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Christ Above All

Text: I Kings 18:17-40

Theme: By decisively defeating the powers of darkness on their own turf, the Lord reveals Himself as God alone.

  1. The Lord _______________
    1. v. 21a.
    2. God sent Elijah to reason with & woo back His unrepentant people.

     

  2. The Lord ______________
    1. Elijah gave Baal’s prophets every advantage to show he’d not rigged the contest.
    2. While Baal was revealed as a nothing, the Lord revealed His glory.

     

  3. The Lord ______________
    1. Israel confessed her faith publicly, openly before the world, v. 39.
    2. Elijah “asked for the order”.

     

 

Questions for Study

How does our first core value place us in direct opposition to this world’s values & aims, as well as in direct opposition to our old human nature?

How was Jezebel’s campaign to silence God’s prophets/Word bearers & supplant them with her Baal & Asherah prophets a general practice since Satan first approached Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden?

How is every moral decision we make ultimately a matter of who we truly confess as lord/Lord, as the Ultimate Authority?

Boil it all down, we have two choices of whom we shall serve. Who are they?

How is the decision to believe & trust the Gospel ultimately a matter of believing who is God; of who is True & final authority?  I John 1:5-10.

“Jesus’ Power Helps Us Do Hard Things” LiveStream Service (9:25 AM, Sunday, June 7)

The June 7 sermon entitled “Jesus’ Power Helps Us Do Hard Things” will be “live streamed” at our normal worship service time of 9:30AM Sunday. However, we encourage you to login at 9:25AM to get settled in and enjoy the piano prelude music. Once again, you are invited to view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 4 ways.

1) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:30AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
2) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
3) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to: youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
4) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

 

 

Outline for Acts 9:1-19   Theme:  Jesus’ Power Helps Us Do Hard Things

  1. ______, Ananias
    1. Jesus called him, by name, in a vision, to a specific mission.
    2. In company with Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Ananias swallowed hard.

 

  1. ______, Ananias
    1. To help Ananias, our Lord’s command reveals some of His plan for Saul
    2. Ananias played a part in God’s sending His Gospel to the Gentiles

 

  1. ____, Ananias
    1. Our Lord persuaded Ananias to obey, vv. 17-19a
    2. Appreciation for those who hesitated, then served the Lord.

 

Questions for Study

Many people seek to make a name for themselves.  How did God make a name for Ananias?  If you were called upon to write a reference for Ananias, what descriptive words might you use?

How does Ananias’ response to God’s call resemble many others’ responses to His call to service?  Name some Bible heroes’ responses like his.

What might one say was Ananias’ most important ability?

Ananias acted lovingly toward this former enemy of Christ & Christians—in what ways?

How did God help Ananias do the hard thing of ministering to Paul?  What strengths in Ananias did He draw upon?

What are some ways God has helped you do hard things?

What are some blessings/benefits of following through on tough tasks?

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One of the Hardest Hard Providences, Alternate Stream

One of the Hardest Hard Providences  – YouTube version with new setup

The SRC Tech Team has been working behind the scenes to improve our streamed service; we’ve had complaints about audio, and have have challenges related to the network and device reliability.  This is an alternate recording that was done as an experiment with a different set of tech than we’ve used for the last month; in fact, you can see Denise running the standard recording stream in the bottom of the frame of this one.  This one has louder and clearer audio, as we’re able to get a feed off the sound system, rather than using a separate set of mics.  It’s unfortunately mono in this recording, but will be stereo next week.  Please, check it out and let us know what you think in the comments either on the Facebook post or the YouTube video!