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“Which King is Yours?” (Matthew 21:1-9), Sunday March 28, 2021

“Which King is Yours?”

(Matthew 21:1-9)

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Which King is Yours?” (Matthew 21:1-9), Sunday, March 28, 2021

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“God Be With You” (2nd Kings 1:1-15; 1st Thessalonians 5:12-25), Sunday, March 21, 2021

“God Be With You”

(2nd Kings 1:1-15; 1st Thessalonians 5:12-25)

Our first reading comes from 2nd Kings chapter 1 verses 1 to 15. Listen for God’s word.

1Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. 3The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.” 4Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. 5The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.” 6Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

9When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

13He picked up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14He took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” When he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over. 15When the company of prophets who were at Jericho saw him at a distance, they declared, “The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.” They came to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.

Our second reading comes from 1st Thessalonians chapter 5 verses 12 to 25.

12But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19Do not quench the Spirit. 20Do not despise the words of prophets, 21but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22abstain from every form of evil.

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this. 25Beloved, pray for us.

Here end our readings. May God bless our hearing, understanding, & living of these words.

 

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I leave you with this song called, “When It’s All Been Said and Done” (Play Track 9)

When it’s all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth
Did I live my life for You

When it’s all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I’ve done for love’s reward
Will stand the test of time

Lord Your mercy is so great
That You look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Making sinners into saints

I will always sing Your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For You’ve shown me heaven’s my true home
When it’s all been said and done
You’re my life when life is gone

When it’s all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth
Did I live my life for You Lord I’ll live my life for You

Bye-bye. God be with you. Amen.

 

 

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“Heart for the Sea: Loving With Our Heart” (Luke 10:25-28; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35) Sunday, March 14, 2021

“Heart for the Sea: Loving With Our Heart”

(Luke 10:25-28; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35) 

Our first reading is from Luke chapter 10 verses 25 to 28. Listen for God’s word.

25A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

Our second reading is from Acts chapter 2 verses 42 to 47 and chapter 4 verses 32 to 35.

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Here end our readings. May God bless our hearing, understanding, and living of these words.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Heart for the Sea: Loving With Our Heart” (Luke 10:25-28; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35) Sunday, March 14, 2021

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“All Hands on Deck: Loving With Our Strength” (Luke 10:25-28; James 2:14-24) Sunday, March 7, 2021

“All Hands on Deck: Loving With Our Strength”

(Luke 10:25-28; James 2:14-24)

Our first reading is from Luke chapter 10 verses 25 to 28. Listen for God’s word.

25A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

Our second reading is from James chapter 2 verses 14 to 24.

14What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? 15If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? 17So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. 18But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. 19You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder. 20Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith apart from works is barren? 21Was, not our ancestor Abraham justified by works when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was brought to completion by the works. 23Thus the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God. 24You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Here end our readings. May God bless our hearing, understanding, and living of these words.

@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “All Hands on Deck: Loving With Our Strength” (Luke 10:25-28; James 2:14-24) Sunday, March 7, 2021

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Compass Christian Church “We are an Open and Affirming Christian community”

Our congregation voted on January 31, 2021, to become an Open & Affirming church.

Following the example of Jesus, the practice of the apostolic church, and the current leading of the Holy Spirit, Compass Christian Church is open to all who receive Christ’s call and affirming of all who respond to the Holy Spirit’s invitation.
We are open to all regardless of
  • race,
  • ethnicity,
  • culture,
  • gender,
  • gender identity or orientation,
  • age,
  • sexual identity or orientation,
  • nationality,
  • relationship status,
  • family configuration,
  • physical/mental/emotional ability,
  • religious or non-religious background,
  • addictions,
  • imprisonment,
  • socioeconomic status,
  • political affiliation,
  • work status,
  • housing circumstances,
  • immigration status,
  • or theological belief;
In addition, we openly affirm the faith, baptism, and spiritual gifts of all Christians, welcoming them fully into worship, fellowship, membership, leadership, service, ministry, and mission.
We welcome all people as we celebrate infant dedications, baptisms, communion, marriage, memorial services, and other congregational life events.

 

 

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