English Worship 8.28

“We gather each week for Christian worship and fellowship, following a historic tradition that unites people of diverse backgrounds by the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We are glad you are here, from wherever you are – rejoicing in the hope of our Savior Jesus!

Below, please find our Sermon audio, bible readings and some songs. Set some time aside today if you are able, either alone or with some friends or family, and enter into an intentional time of worship with our God. May He bless you today and may you know that Jesus is always with you! 🙂

 “The Ones who are Humbled Will Be Honored”

Can you be proud of how humble you act? Today in worship, Jesus calls us to a life of humility. It is only in looking to Jesus that our pride is undone and we acknowledge our true state. Jesus, who humbled himself, raises us to the highest of places!

 Bible Readings 

Proverbs 25:2-10

【Pro 25:2】It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. 

【Pro 25:3】As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable. 

【Pro 25:4】Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel; 

【Pro 25:5】remove wicked officials from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. 

【Pro 25:6】Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his great men; 

【Pro 25:7】it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes 

【Pro 25:8】do not bring [ Or nobles / on whom you had set your eyes. / 8 Do not go ] hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame? 

【Pro 25:9】If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence, 

【Pro 25:10】or the one who hears it may shame you and the charge against you will stand. 

Hebrews 13:1-17

【Heb 13:1】Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 

【Heb 13:2】Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 

【Heb 13:3】Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. 

【Heb 13:4】Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 

【Heb 13:5】Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” [ Deut. 31:6 ] 

【Heb 13:6】So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” [ Psalm 118:6,7 ] 

【Heb 13:7】Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 

【Heb 13:8】Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 

【Heb 13:9】Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. 

【Heb 13:10】We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. 

【Heb 13:11】The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 

【Heb 13:12】And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 

【Heb 13:13】Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 

【Heb 13:14】For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. 

【Heb 13:15】Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 

【Heb 13:16】And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 

【Heb 13:17】Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. 

Luke 14:1-14

【Luk 14:1】One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 

【Luk 14:2】There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 

【Luk 14:3】Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 

【Luk 14:4】But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way. 

【Luk 14:5】Then he asked them, “If one of you has a child [ Some manuscripts donkey ] or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?” 

【Luk 14:6】And they had nothing to say. 

【Luk 14:7】When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 

【Luk 14:8】“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 

【Luk 14:9】If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 

【Luk 14:10】But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 

【Luk 14:11】For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” 

【Luk 14:12】Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 

【Luk 14:13】But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 

【Luk 14:14】and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” 

 Sermon 
 Prayer 

Spend some time in prayer with our Heavenly Father. He asks us to pray, to talk with Him. Like a father and his child. Bring to Him your problems and your difficult situations. Bring to Him your hopes and desires. Praise Him and give Him thanks for all He’s done. 

Share your life with Him, 

because He loves you.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

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