"If Jesus of Nazareth, who claimed to be the long-awaited Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, who claimed to be the Son of God (one with the Father), who claimed that His mission was to suffer and die for His people, who was sentenced to death by crucifixion, who died naked and bleeding on a Roman cross, if this Jesus was raised from the dead—if He REALLY came back to life—what are the implications of this for each of us today?"
This is how Pastor Sam opened his sermon last week title "Living Like He's Lord" from 1 Corinthians 16:1-4. Here are a few soundbites from the message:
"Paul instructed the Corinthians to carry out his instruction each Sunday, also known as ‘the Lord’s Day’ or the ‘first day of the week’ because he assumed that those who professed to be Christians would already be assembled at that time.
And Paul would assume the same thing of Christians today."
"It is operating outside of the Lordship of Jesus Christ when we have the opportunity to assemble with God’s people on the Lord’s Day and are physically able to, but neglect to do it."
"Paul expects Christians to give regularly of their finances because their finances are already the Lord’s to begin with!"
"There are many ways to demonstrate that all we have ultimately belongs to God. But perhaps there is no greater evidence that we truly believe this than by how much of it we’re willing to give away and how ready we are to do it.
"Although world has changed in many ways since 60 A.D., tangible demonstrations of love for fellow Christians is still intended Christ's intended means for showing the world we are His disciples."
To see how all these quotes fit together, check out the audio below!
For a better picture of our gathering, including songs and Scripture readings, check out our worship guide from last Sunday.