2008-01-27 — Urged To Speak The Same Thing And To Be On The Same Side

Church Year: Epiphany 3:
Date: January 27, 2008

Theme: “Urged to Speak the Same Thing and to Be on the Same Side”

– 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

WS 775 st. 1-4: Thy Strong Word Hymnary.org link
TLH 478 : The Saints on Earth and Those Above Hymnary.org link
TLH 477 : Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's Head Hymnary.org link
WS 775 st. 5-6: Thy Strong Word Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 9:1-4

Theme: “Urged to Speak the Same Thing and to Be on the Same Side”

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Divisions in the Church

10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. (ESV)