A Quiet Voice

Is Anything too hard for the Lord?

The Sermon …………………………………. Genesis 18: 1-14

   Then the Lord appeared to him the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; And when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground, and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in your sight, do not pass on by your servant. Please let a little water be  brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourself under the tree. And I will bring you a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant.” And they said, “Do as you said.”

So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measure of tine meal; Knead it and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. So he took butter and milk and set it before them; And he stood by them under the tree as they ate.

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “Here, in the tent.” And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; And Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

A Quiet Voice

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Is Anything too hard for the Lord?

Hymn LSB 908 : Lord, Open Now My Heart to Hear Hymnary.org link

Liturgy……………………Hymnal, Pages 213-214

Hymn LSB 794 v 2-4: The Lord, My God, Be Praised Hymnary.org link

The Epistle Reading – Colossians 1: 21-28

  As we rejoice in the reconciliation accomplished and secured for us by our Savior, we give thanks to God in heaven for revealing to us the full “mystery” of the Gospel and its life and eternity blessings – a message and a Savior we seek to present and proclaim to all.

The Gospel Reading – Luke 10: 38-42

  While Martha’s service to her Savior was noble, Jesus pointed her (and us) to the greater priority – the reception of the “One Thing Needful”, the precious and vital Word of our God, which alone is able to nourish and strengthen faith.

Apostles Creed

Hymn LSB 919 : Abide, O Dearest Jesus Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …………………………………. Genesis 18: 1-14

   Then the Lord appeared to him the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; And when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground, and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in your sight, do not pass on by your servant. Please let a little water be  brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourself under the tree. And I will bring you a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant.” And they said, “Do as you said.”

So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measure of tine meal; Knead it and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. So he took butter and milk and set it before them; And he stood by them under the tree as they ate.

Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “Here, in the tent.” And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; And Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

A Quiet Voice

Hymn LSB 582 : God's Word Is Our Great Heritage Hymnary.org link

Our Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

The Benediction

Closing Hymn LSB 923 : Almighty Father, Bless the Word Hymnary.org link