“Let it be Love…”

“Life at the Crossroads”

This is One Message from a Three Part Series (click the titles below to view):

“Life at the Crossroads,” “Dangerous Dealings,” “Divided Loyalties” 

10/1/17

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by your Pastor Molly

 

Prayer of the Day:

God of love, giver of life, You know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep
us from those things that harm us and guide us in the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ our Savior and
Lord.

Gospel:

Matthew 21:23-32

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

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?’ Jesu

s 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. 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?” Bu

t if we say, “Of
human origin”, we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.’ 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

‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard
today.” He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and
said the same; and he answered, “I go, sir”; but he did not go. Which of the two did the wil

l 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. 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.

Traditional Service Songs:

Gather Us In

O Word of God Incarnate

We Are an Offering

On Our Way Rejoicing

Cornerstone Worship Music:

Hello My Name Is

Same Power

I Will Follow

I Can Only Imagine

All the People Said Amen

Blessing:

The Lord bless you and keep you safe; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious unto you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

This was one Message from a three part series:

“Life at the Crossroads”

Dangerous Dealings

“Divided Loyalties” (10/15/17)

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