Sermon for May 9, 2021

“The Faith of a Prophet’s Mother”

1 Samuel 2:1-10, Philippians 4:4-7
Dr. Ted Whitaker

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Then Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. Do not go on boasting so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the Lord is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken to pieces, But those who have stumbled strap on strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to be hungry. Even the infertile woman gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes. The Lord puts to death and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and brings up. The Lord makes poor and rich; He humbles, He also exalts. He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the garbage heap To seat them with nobles, And He gives them a seat of honor as an inheritance; For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He set the world on them. He watches over the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a person prevail. Those who contend with the Lord will be terrified; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Sermon for May 2, 2021

“1 Corinthians: Unending Love”

Psalm 136:26, 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Psalm 136:26

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Sermon for April 25, 2021

“1 Corinthians: Love in Action (Part 6)”

Proverbs 10:12, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.