Click here to listen: JACOB’S CONFIRMATION VOW: “THE LORD WILL BE MY GOD !”
Sunday, April 25, 2010-9:00 a.m.
For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 116, Page 148 (Front Of Hymnal)
The Day School Children: “Children Of The Lord”
“We’re all children of the Lord, everyone, big and small, short and tall, and He loves us all. We’re all children of the Lord, everyone; He’s strong when we’re weak, humble and meek and He died for us all. And even though we’re children, we’re soldiers just he same. Come to the Lord as children and praise His Name.”
The Invocational Prayer
The Opening Invocation
A Responsive Prayer
P: Let us lay our sins on Jesus, the spotless Lamb of God and daily repent of both the evil that we have done and the good we have failed to do –
C: “If we confess our sins, God (for Christ’s sake) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”(1 John 1:9)
P: God would personally assure each of His children of their sin-pardon in Christ Jesus, Who gave His life as a ransom for many –
C: “Be of good cheer; Your sins are forgiven you.” (Matthew 14:27)
P: Let us join together today in promising with the Lord’s help and strength –
C: To make diligent use of God’s Word in church and in our daily lives. For “He who is of God hears God’s Word.” (John 8:47)
P: To attend the Lord’s Supper often for the strengthening of our faith in the forgiveness of our sins –
C: Jesus said: “This is My body and blood given and shed for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance f Me.” (Luke 22)
P: To witness for Christ in all we do or say, because He has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light –
C: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify Your Father Which is in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16)
P: To promote and give thanks for the fellowship of like-minded believers and to work with them in the holy task of spreading the Gospel –
C: “Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together…. but encourage one another…… Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (Hebrews 10:25 & Mark 16:15)
P: To pray regularly for ourselves, our fellow Christians, and for all people –
C: “I urge that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone.” (1 Timothy 2:1)
P: To live each day as though Jesus died yesterday, rose today and is coming back tomorrow –
C:“For if we live, we live to the Lord; And if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:7-8)
P: To look forward in faith to our Lord’s return, when He shall take us and all believers to Himself in heaven –
C: “There is in store for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day – and not only to me, but to all who have longed for His appearing.”(2 Timothy 4:8)
Sung Stanzas (Children Of The Heavenly Father)
God His own doth tend and nourish; In His holy courts they flourish.
From all evil things He spares them; In His mighty arms He bears them.
Neither life nor death shall ever From the Lord His children sever;
His the loving purpose solely To preserve them pure and holy.
The Scripture Reading – 1 Timothy 6: 11 – 16
(Make Your Good Confession Of Jesus)
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come again to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Sermon …………………………………………………. Genesis 28: 16 – 22
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awe-some is this place! This is none other than the house of God; This is the gate of heaven.”Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called that place Bethel. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my Father’s house, then the Lord will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will give you a tenth.
JACOB’S CONFIRMATION VOW:“THE LORD WILL BE MY GOD !”
The Rite Of Confirmation
Hans Peter Klingenschmitt — Isaiah 41:10
Our Gifts Of Faith And Love
Choir: “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown oflife.” (Revelation 2:10)
The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction (Sung By The Choir)
SILENT PRAYER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS