Updated: 09/25/20

Bulletin for Worship Service for 09/27/20

Announcements:

Please Check out our Facebook Page First Christian Church Creston to see Weekly Church Service’s and other Church related Announcements on each Sunday until further notice. If we can not Worship together at Church, then we’ll bring the Worship to you at Home. If you have Facebook, just go to your “Search” box and type: First Christian Church Creston. Then you’ll be on our Facebook Page. You can scroll down and catch previous Services. The Church Service on FB starts at 10:00 am on every Sunday for the foreseeable future. ~Tony Benson

Due to COVID-19 First Christian Community Community Church has Closed for the Following Events until further notice:

Wednesday Praise and Worship

Sunday 10:00 am Services:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the resurgence of COVID-19, for the next few Sunday’s, (Possibly more) the Original Worship Team consisting of: Pastor Tony, Lisa, Judith, Jon Foley and myself are to attend in-person at the Church to do the Face Book Sermon’s. We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but erring on the side of caution, it was decided that this be implemented until further notice.

If you are visiting with us today, we welcome you into this Body of Christ and hope you’ll feel Welcome and and wish to return to worship with us! We invite you to join us in our Communion Celebration this Morning.

Please keep Jim and Rhonda Giles in your thoughts and prayers as well as Lynn Provost (to include Jill and Kevin Provost). Hopefully I will have more information come Sunday I can share with you before the Elder’s Prayer during the FB Live Sermon.

September 27th: The Church will be helping serve at the O’Riley Food Pantry from 11:45 to 2:30. We need about 7 Volunteers to help. If interested, please contact Sue Adams or Pastor Tony at the Church.

Sermon:

Scripture Reading for today:

Matthew 21: 23-32 and Philippians 2: 1-13

Matthew 21 :23-32New Revised Standard Version

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father[a] went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

Philippians 2:1-13New Revised Standard Version

Imitating Christ’s Humility

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God
    as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
    and became obedient to the point of death—
    even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him
    and gave him the name
    that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
    that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

Shining as Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Tony Benson (Web-Person not Web-Master) for there is only one Master, and it is not me.