This week associate pastor Todd Cobbs will be preaching on “The Power of the Gospel!” from 2 Corinthians 4:7-18. The worship theme will be “Our Only Hope is in Jesus,” and the visual theme will be “Treasure in Jars of Clay.”
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
Acts 4:12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.”
Ephesians 2:4–5 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, 5made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!
2 Timothy 2:8–10 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead and descended from David, according to my gospel, 9for which I suffer to the point of being bound like a criminal. But the word of God is not bound. 10This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
Your Great Name
Preparation for Prayer:
Like a River Glorious
Scripture for Meditation:
1 Thessalonians 1:2–10 We always thank God for all of you, making mention of you constantly in our prayers. 3We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work produced by faith, your labor motivated by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with full assurance. You know how we lived among you for your benefit, 6and you yourselves became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit. 7As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8For the word of the Lord rang out from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place that your faith in God has gone out. Therefore, we don’t need to say anything, 9for they themselves report what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.