Spiritual Path-Crossing

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Acts 8_37

The Sermon: Acts 8: 26 – 40

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” 38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

  SPIRITUAL PATH-CROSSING

1.Happens Under The Direction Of The Spirit

2.Presents Precious Witnessing Opportunities

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I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Acts 8_37

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Saturday, August 5 (6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, August 6, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 816 : From All that Dwell Below the Skies Hymnary.org link “From All That Dwell Below The Skies”

The Invocation

The Confession Of Sins

Heavenly Father, I confess to you my many sins of thought, feeling, word and deed – all of which rightly deserve Your anger and eternal punishment. Yet, I also come before You knowing of Your gracious Gospel Covenant promises and seeking forgiveness at the foot of the cross. To You, O Lord, I pray: Have mercy on me, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

The Absolution

Hymn LSB 933 : My Soul Rejoices Hymnary.org link  – “My Soul Rejoices”

The Scripture Reading – Acts 8: 4-17 (Excerpts)

The amazing power of the Gospel through the Holy Spirit – a gift which money cannot buy!

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Hymn LSB 557 : Seek Where You May to Find a Way Hymnary.org link  “Seek Where You May”

The Sermon….…………………………………..…… Acts 8: 26 – 40

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth. 33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.”

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

  SPIRITUAL PATH-CROSSING

1.Happens Under The Direction Of The Spirit

2.Presents Precious Witnessing Opportunities

The Offering

Service Of The Sacrament – Pages 160-163 (Pastor Speaks His Part)

The Absolution

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 624 : The Infant Priest Was Holy Born Hymnary.org link )

(Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 924 : Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing Hymnary.org link  “Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing”

Silent Prayer and Announcements