2004-12-26 — The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Date: December 26, 2004

Theme: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

– Romans 2:12-18

– ( Pastor Matthew Ude )

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 39 : Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Hymnary.org link
TLH 87 : Joy to the World Hymnary.org link
TLH 91 st. 4-9: Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord Hymnary.org link
TLH 76 st. 4,5: A Great and Mighty Wonder Hymnary.org link

Theme: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Romans 2:12–18 (Listen)

God’s Judgment and the Law

12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God 18 and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law;