“Love’s Labors Secured” Sunday Service 2021 May 2 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

Pastor Don White was out for a family emergency when this sermon was originally intended (April 11), so we’re getting this week now that he’s back and ready to go.
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 GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  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: Love’s Labors Secured

Text: I Corinthians 15:42-58

Theme: God safeguards His children’s good works.

  1. Jesus’ resurrection _______________.
    1. Two facts to keep before us, facts to keep knowing
    2. How do we keep knowing our labors in the Lord live on in Him?
  2. Jesus’ resurrection _______________.
    1. Resolution 1: spiritual stability; hold fast to the Faith without wavering.
    2. Resolution 2: Kingdom productivity, fruitful Christian living.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • Can you see any parallels between Jesus’ description of a thief and today’s cancel culture? See John 10:10.
  • Why does laying up treasures in Heaven make even more sense in light of the social & moral upheaval all around us? See Matthew 6:19-21; Colossians 3:1-2.
  • What is it that makes Christian this-life service to count for eternity? See I Corinthians 15:14, 20, 57. (If Christ’s life & works were not in vain; if faith in our risen Savior is not in vain, neither are the works done by faith in Him. They’re actually works His Spirit accomplishes through believers v. 10.)
    • See also Hebrews 6:10; Revelation 14:13).
  • If we have testified of Christ and His Word to people and they ignore it/us, have we testified to no purpose? (Hint: God’s testimony is often ignored, rejected, contradicted. Dare we even think He has spoken in vain if what is spoken doesn’t gain a hearing?).
  • Name some ways to keep the truth of I Corinthians 15:58 before your and other believers’ minds, so as to foster hope & zeal in the Lord’s work?