This Week's Sermon & Scripture
Choosing to Obey
Delivered By: Rev. Philip Hollins
Worship Times: 8:30am | 10am*
*Children K-5 are invited to attend our Children & Worship program immediately following the Children’s Moment.
Old Testament Reading Deuteronomy 30:15-20 NRSV
15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. 16 If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Gospel Reading Matthew 5:20, 23-28, 33-34a, 37 NRSV
20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all. 37 Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one
Rev. Philip Hollins
GROWING DISCIPLES OF ALL AGES FOR JESUS CHRIST.Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church! As you walk into our church for the first time, you will likely notice the colorful banners on the walls. We love these new banners, and they reflect the values that guide our church family as we seek to build a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Our church leaders recently affirmed these values as the guiding principles upon which we continue to build our ministry. For 30 years, this is what we have embraced as a community of faith and church family. While times have changed, we hold to the traditions and comforts of being a closely knit Christian community. Welcome to our family. -Philip
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