Worship – July 26, 2015 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost

“Spiritual Perspectives on John 5”

John 5-(31-47)

Psalm 119:17-24  (World English Bible)

Do good to your servant.
    I will live and I will obey your word.
18 Open my eyes,
    that I may see wondrous things out of your law.
19 I am a stranger on the earth.
    Don’t hide your commandments from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.
21 You have rebuked the proud who are cursed,
    who wander from your commandments.
22 Take reproach and contempt away from me,
    for I have kept your statutes.
23 Though princes sit and slander me,
    your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Indeed your statutes are my delight,
    and my counselors.

John 5:31-47  (Modern English Version)

Witnesses to Jesus

31 “If I bear witness of Myself, My testimony is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the testimony which He bears of Me is true.

33 “You sent to John, and he bore witness of the truth. 34 I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and a shining lamp, and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

36 “I have greater testimony than that of John. The works which the Father has given Me to finish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. 37 The Father Himself, who has sent Me, has borne witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. 38 You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe the One He has sent. 39 You search the Scriptures, because you think in them you have eternal life. These are they who bear witness of Me. 40 Yet you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

41 “I do not receive honor from men. 42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, but you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

45 “Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust.46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote of Me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”

Noisy Offering:
A collection of coins by the children for missions is part of the worship service the last Sunday of every month.

Sunday School:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level. A Children’s Church program is available weekly on Sunday mornings.

Nursery Ministry:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level. Available every Sunday morning during the worship service.

Sunday Morning Worship:
10:00 AM – in the Sanctuary. Join us today for Pastor Tom Hendershot’s continuing series on “Spiritual Perspectives from John Chapter 5.”

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