Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?

Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?

The Sermon: Malachi 3: 2-3 (KJV) 2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when He appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: 3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? Listen to the sermon: First Sunday In Advent Sunday, November 30, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Song by Choir –“But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming” (Handel) (Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Susi Rehm) Opening Hymn The Liturgy ……………………….. Hymnal, Pages 203-207 (As Written) The Scripture Reading – Malachi 3 & 4 (Excerpts) In the face of discouraging post-Exilic circumstances, God reaffirmed His covenant promises Read More …

The Last Day: Grace and Judgment

The Last Day: Grace and Judgment

The Sermon: Malachi 3: 14-18 14 “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty? 15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.’ ” 16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. 17 “They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not. The Last Day: Grace and Judgment Listen to the sermon: TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Read More …