Portland News

January 31, 2021

Sunday Morning Service

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “Hallelujah! What a Savior” and “This Is My Father’s World” on the violin, with piano accompaniment by his mother, Sungun.

First Special: Imelda and Maya Nedelcu (pictured above) sang “You Are God Alone,” accompanied by Annika Ewers on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 2 Corinthians 5:10-21.

Last Special: Sister Imelda sang “Yes, I Believe.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from 2 Corinthians 5:17-19, teaching on the doctrine of justification. He described it as an instantaneous experience whereby one is made right with God; one’s sins are forgiven and held against him no more, and the deserved penalty is dismissed. Brother Darrel described regeneration as what happens in the heart when a person is justified: what was once dead in sin becomes alive in Christ. Justification is the dismissal of past sin from one's life, while regeneration is the spiritual revival that takes place when sin is gone.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.