Sunday Morning Worship Service January 29, 2023 – Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany
January 29, 2023

Sunday Morning Worship Service January 29, 2023 – Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany

Passage: Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15:1-33, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12

Worship Series
Glimpses of the Kin-dom

Sermon Title
Blessed Are

Sermon Message

How do we balance blessing and challenge?  How do we offer gratitude and exhortation both?  Both elements can be encouraged during worship this week.  Make sure the blessing is clear; we all need to feel that blessing, that presence of spirit and affirmation of our desire to follow Christ.  At the same time, we can issue the challenge to continue in the way that leads to the kind-dom.  We can grow in faith and witness. As always, it is most helpful to give suggestions as to what the next steps might be.  “Where do we go from here?” is a common question following an exhortation to grow in faith.  If there is no direction after such a call, then it is better to not issue the call.

Are there groups to join for further study? Is there a mission effort that can use help and hands?  Where can I plug in, how can I be useful?  These and similar questions can guide the direction efforts of the worship team.  Don’t assume everyone knows how to be a part of the life of the church.  There are those for whom church life seems alien, no matter how long they might have attended.  Be clear, provide help, notes if possible, something to hold in their hands and refer to later.

We are celebrating the church throughout this series.  And we are recognizing the church as a gift that we dare not keep to ourselves.  We are not blessed to feel better in ourselves.  We are blessed to be a blessing.


Choir Team
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