The Great Day of Our Lord

The great day of the LORD is near - near and coming quickly. Listen! Zephaniah 1: 14

The Sermon: Zephaniah 1: 14-2:3

14 “The great day of the LORD is near – near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there. 15 That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, 16 a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. 17 I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD.  18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’s wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for He will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth. 1 Gather together, O shameful nations, 2 before the appointed time arrives and that day sweeps on like chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you. Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who follow His commands. 3 Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”

The Great Day of Our Lord

Will Bring Horrific Judgment On Unbelievers

Will Bring Shelter And Blessing To Believers

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The great day of the LORD is near - near and coming quickly. Listen! Zephaniah 1: 14

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Sunday, November 26, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Invocational Prayer

Opening Hymn LSB 336 : Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending Hymnary.org link ‘Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending”
(Each Verse Introduced With A Scripture Reading)

V 1 – Acts 1: 9-11  (The Ascension Promise – This Same Jesus Will Return)

V 2 – Revelation 1:7 (Every Eye Will See Him…. Many Mourning)

V 3 – John 20: 27-28 (The Scars Of Battle…And Victory)

V 4 – Revelation 19: 5-7 (Hallelujahs From His Heavenly Servants)

The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 1 (The Great Destiny Contrast)

The Scripture Reading – 2 Peter 3: 7-14

Be Ready In Christ For the Great Day Of The Lord

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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 Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn LSB 513 : The Clouds of Judgment Gather Hymnary.org link  “The Clouds Of Judgment Gather”

The Sermon….…….…………………………… Zephaniah 1: 14-2:3

14 “The great day of the LORD is near – near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there. 15 That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, 16 a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. 17 I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD.  18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’s wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for He will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth. 1 Gather together, O shameful nations, 2 before the appointed time arrives and that day sweeps on like chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you. Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who follow His commands. 3 Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”

The Great Day of Our Lord

Will Bring Horrific Judgment On Unbelievers

Will Bring Shelter And Blessing To Believers

 

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

Hymn LSB 510 : A Multitude Comes from the East and the West Hymnary.org link “A Multitude Comes From The East And The West”

Our Gifts of Faith For The Lord’s Work

Song by Choir – “Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying”  (Director: Cathy Augustin)

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 – “Oh, Happy Day When We Shall Stand”
(Sung To Melody Of Hymn 389) Lutheran Book of Worship #351

Silent Prayer And Announcements