Sermon for June 10, 2018

Don’t Lose Heart – 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 89

Daily Bible Readings
Week 89: June 11-16, 2018

❏ Monday 1 Corinthians 11:1-12:31
❏ Tuesday 1 Corinthians 13:1-14:40
❏ Wednesday 1 Corinthians 15:1-58
❏ Thursday 1 Corinthians 16:1-24
❏ Friday 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:17
❏ Saturday 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:18

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 89

1. For what does Paul commend the Corinthians in chapter 11?

2. For what does Paul not commend the Corinthians in chapter 11? Why?

3. Why is it important to discern the body when receiving the Lord’s Supper?

4. How does the image of the church as a body demonstrate the unity of diverse skills and gifts in the church?

5. Whose love is being described in 1 Corinthians 13?

6. What is the purpose of speaking in tongues, according to 1 Corinthians 14? What does Paul urge the church to do?

7. Why is the teaching that Jesus has been truly, physically raised from the dead central to the Christian faith?

8. What is the difference between the present body and the resurrection body?

9. The collecting in chapter 16 is specifically for the church in Jerusalem, which had fallen on hard times. Likewise, one of the purposes for the mission money our church collects is to help those congregations which have fallen into hardship.

10. How does Paul express the hope he has in the midst of trouble and affliction in 2 Corinthians 1?

11. What reasons does Paul give for the harshness of his first letter?

12. How does Paul describe his particular ministry in 2 Corinthians 3 and 4?

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Sermon for June 3, 2018

The Heart of Sabbath – Mark 2:23-28

Preacher: Vicar Lief Mauricio

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

 

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Daily Bible Readings Week 88

Daily Bible Readings
Week 88: June 4-9, 2018

❏ Monday 1 Corinthians 1:1-2:16
❏ Tuesday 1 Corinthians 3:1-4:21
❏ Wednesday 1 Corinthians 5:1-6:11
❏ Thursday 1 Corinthians 6:12-7:40
❏ Friday 1 Corinthians 8:1-9:27
❏ Saturday 1 Corinthians 10:1-33

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 88

1. 1 Corinthians is a letter written by the apostle Paul to a congregation wracked by conflict and deep problems. Much of the book is devoted to solving various problems within the congregation. How does Paul address the Corinthians in 1:1-9?
How is this helpful in seeing ourselves through God’s eyes, even when we have problems and conflicts in our own lives?

2. What is the focus of Paul’s preaching?

3. Why can’t people understand the true meaning of the Scriptures apart from the Holy Spirit’s work?

4. What division exists in the church in Corinth? How does Paul try to cure the division?

5. What does Paul teach the congregation about dealing with sexual immorality within the congregation?

6. What does Paul teach about filing lawsuits within a congregation?
7. What does Paul teach the Corinthians about marriage? According to 7:32-35, why can the state of singleness be a blessing?

8. What is the problem with eating food sacrificed to idols?

9. What rights did Paul forgo in order that the Gospel was clearly preached to the Corinthians?

10. Why can a Christian not participate in both Christian services and also pagan rites, according to chapter 10?

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 87

Daily Bible Readings
Week 87: May 28-June 2, 2018

❏ Monday Zechariah 9:1-10:12
❏ Tuesday Zechariah 11:1-12:14
❏ Wednesday Zechariah 13:1-9
❏ Thursday Zechariah 14:1-21
❏ Friday Malachi 1:1-2:17
❏ Saturday Malachi 3:1-4:6

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 87

1. What prophecy of Jesus is in Zechariah 9?

2. What does the Lord promise He will do for His people in Zechariah 10?

3. What is the purpose behind Zechariah’s acting the part of a shepherd? What are his wages?

4. What prophecy of Jesus’ crucifixion is found in chapter 12?

5. What portion of the people will be saved, according to chapter 13?

6. What will the day of the Lord be like, according to chapter 14?

7. Malachi is the last of the Old Testament prophets; he writes probably around 430-400 BC. He is primarily concerned with the right relationship between God and His people with regard to the temple worship and covenant.

8. Of what does the Lord accuse His people in chapter 1?

9. For what does the Lord rebuke the priests?

10. How has Judah been faithless to the covenant?

11. How does chapter 3 foretell both John the Baptist and Jesus?

12. How have the people robbed from the Lord?

13. Who will come before the great day of the Lord? Who does Jesus say fulfilled this prophecy? (See Matthew 11:13-14).

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Sermon for May 27, 2018

Who is Jesus? – Acts 2:22-36

Preacher: Pastor Alex Klages

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Sermon for May 20, 2018

“The Hopelessness of Hockey” – Ezekiel 37:1-14

Preacher: Vicar Lief Mauricio

Recorded at Trinity, Winkler

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Daily Bible Readings – Week 86

Daily Bible Readings
Week 86: May 21-26, 2018

❏ Monday Zechariah 3:1-10
❏ Tuesday Zechariah 4:1-14
❏ Wednesday Zechariah 5:1-11
❏ Thursday Zechariah 6:1-15
❏ Friday Zechariah 7:1-14
❏ Saturday Zechariah 8:1-23

Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.

Study Questions: Week 86

1. Among the so-called Minor Prophets, Zechariah is one of the more major, as his ministry is the primary prophecy of the post-exile period in Judah’s history. As such, we will be moving somewhat more slowly through this book than some others.

2. Joshua the High Priest was in charge of the new, under construction temple in Zechariah’s day. How does God prepare him to take his new charge?

3. What does the Lord promise will happen by the hands of Zerubbabel?

4. What is the meaning of the flying scroll?

5. What is the meaning of the woman in the basket?

6. Elements of Zechariah’s visions will be seen by John in the Revelation later. The four chariots at the start of chapter 6 is one of those things.

7. The crowning of Joshua as priest and Branch points forward to Jesus (same name in Greek!) and His service as our High Priest and the Root of Jesse’s Stem, the Vine (John 15:1-8).

8. What does the Lord say about the fasting of the fifth month which the exiles had observed in Babylon? What are the true signs of repentance as listed in Zechariah 7:9-10?

9. What does the Lord promise is yet to come for Zion?

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Call/Sacred Convocation Service

The Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton is having their annual call and Sacred Convocation service on Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 MDT (that’s 8:00 CDT) and it is to be livestreamed on their Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcordiaLutheranSem

At this service, former vicar Andrew McDonald should be receiving his first call as a pastor and we also should find out who our new vicar will be for the 2018-19 year.

Also, the Concordia, St. Catharines Call service is to be held on Saturday, May 26 at 4 pm EDT (that’s 3:00 CDT) and it is also to be livestreamed (Live stream for St. Catharines Seminary Service).

Keep the vicars and candidates in your prayers as they prepare this week for finding out the next stage in their service in Christ’s church!

 

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A brief note

The batteries on the audio recorder were lower than I realized when I went to record Sunday’s sermon and as such, I was unsuccessful in doing so. I apologize that Sunday’s sermon is not available to post online. Also, I forgot to record Thursday’s sermon, so I have no recording of it, either. I will make sure to get new batteries for the audio recorder before Sunday so that we can go back to normal next week!

-Pastor

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