Morning Segment 1
Rev. Luke Wolters, Pastor Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville, Missouri, talks about the ministry of the church and their upcoming picnic.
The members of Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville, Missouri welcome you to join them for Sunday School and Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings at 9:00, followed by Divine Service at 10:00. Holy Communion is celebrated the first, third, and fifth Sundays of every month. On Wednesday afternoons from September through April, Grace offers a Midweek program for all children grades 1 through 8. Grace Lutheran Church is located about 85 miles west of St. Louis on Highway 19, and welcomes you if you are in the area!
Grace Lutheran Church also invites you to join them for their “Drive your Tractor to Church” Sunday and Church Picnic on August 24th! An outdoor worship Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by a picnic. Tractors will be on display after the Worship Service. Everyone is welcome! Grace Lutheran Church is located at 528 West Hudson Street in Wellsville, Missouri, approximately 85 miles west of St. Louis. For more information or directions, call the church office at 573-684-2106.
Tuesday’s Ministry Highlight
Hosted by Rev. Todd Kollbaum talks about Rural & Small Town Mission.
Rev. Josh Leigeber of Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesville, LA looks at 1 Corinthians 6:1-20 “Lawsuits Against Believers”. (Scroll down to read today’s text.)
Today’s sermonette is given by Rev. Josh Leigeber of Trinity Lutheran Church in Leesville, LA.
1 Corinthians 6:1-20
Lawsuits Against Believers
6 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers![a]
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[b] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[c] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Flee Sexual Immorality
12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined[d] to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[e] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
- 1 Corinthians 6:8 Or brothers and sisters
- 1 Corinthians 6:9 Or wrongdoers
- 1 Corinthians 6:9 The two Greek terms translated by this phrase refer to the passive and active partners in consensual homosexual acts
- 1 Corinthians 6:16 Or who holds fast (compare Genesis 2:24 and Deuteronomy 10:20); also verse 17
- 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or Every sin