For the Lord’s Day 6.21.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

As we often declare together concerning King Jesus in the Apostles’ Creed, “He will come to judge the living and the dead.”  Take note of the following verses of Scripture…

John 5:22-23,  22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,  23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

John 5:27,   27 And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.

Acts 10:42,  42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.

Acts 17:31,   31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

2 Corinthians 5:10,  10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

Hymns for Worship:

#263 Lift High the Cross

#465 Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

#316 The Mighty God, the Lord (Psalm 50:1-6)

Sermon Outline:

“Ready For The Final Judgment”

Matthew 25:31-46

Main Idea:  There is a day coming when King Jesus will declare from His glorious throne that you are either eternally blessed or eternally cursed.

1)  King Jesus on His Glorious Throne (vv 31-33)

2)  Those on His Right (vv 34-40)

3)  Those on His Left (vv 41-46)

May God Bless you all,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 6.14.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

This Lord’s Day we will continue hearing what Jesus says concerning the end times from Matthew 25:14-30.  The following is a portion of the Westminster Confession of Faith concerning Judgment Day.

God has appointed a day, when He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ,(1) to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father.(2) In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged,(3) but likewise all persons that have lived upon earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds; and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil.(4)

(1) Acts 17:31;  (2) John 5:22,27;  (3) 1 Cor. 6:3; Jude 6; 2 Pet. 2:4; (4) 2 Cor. 5:10; Eccl. 12:14; Rom. 2:16; Rom. 14:10,12; Matt. 12:36,37

Hymns for Worship:

#164 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

#700 Come, We That Love the Lord

Sermon Outline:

“Ready to Settle Accounts with The Master”

Matthew 25:14-30

Main Idea:  Everyone will stand before the judgment seat of God to give account.

1)  The Master’s Gracious Challenge (vv 14-15)

2)  The Responsibility of the Master’s Servants (vv 16-18)

3)  A Faithful Servant Rewarded (vv 19-23)

4)  A Worthless Servant Punished (vv 24-30)

May God Bless You,

pastor scott

For the Lord’s Day 6.7.15

Dear Covenant Church Family,

I would like to inform you of two upcoming events.  On Wednesday evening, June 17th, at 6:30 PM we will welcome MTW missionary Marcus Rudd.  He will inform us of his work with Isaiah 55 Deaf Ministries in Reynosa.  If you would like more information on Isaiah 55 you can go here:  http://www.isaiah55.org/

The following Wednesday evening, June 24th, at 6:30 PM we will hear from Pastor Gama and Elder Tim as they give a report on their participation in this year’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America.  They are being sent to represent our congregation.  The General Assembly will be held in Chattanooga, TN next week, June 8-12.  If you would like more information you can go here:  http://www.pcaac.org/general-assembly/

Hymns for Worship:

#38 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Arise, My Soul, Arise

#469 How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

#726 Spirit of the Living God

Sermon Outline:

“Ready for The Marriage Feast”

Matthew 25:1-13

Main Idea:  Christians live for the glory of God every day in anticipation of Jesus’ return on any day.

1)  Some Wise, Some Foolish (vv 1-4)

2)  Some Prepared, Some Not (vv 5-9)

3)  Some Enter, Some Don’t (vv 10-13)

May God bless you,

pastor scott