A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

The Sermon: John 12: 23-24

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [’84 NIV]

A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

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John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

Fourth Sunday In Lent

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “Holy, Holy, Holy” © 1997 Alfred Pub. (Liebergen) (Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

Opening Hymn LSB 577 : Almighty God, Your Word is Cast Hymnary.org link

1 Almighty God, Your Word is cast  Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heav’n descend  And righteous fruits abound.

2 Let not the sly satanic foe  This holy seed remove,
But give it root in ev’ry heart  To bring forth fruits of love.

3 Let not the world’s deceitful cares  The rising plant destroy,
But let it yield a hundredfold  The fruits of peace and joy.

4 So when the precious seed is sown,  Life-giving grace bestow
That all whose souls the truth receive  Its saving pow’r may know.

The Invocation

The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 30 (Front Of Hymnal)

The Scripture Reading – Hebrew 7: 23-27; 4:14-16

Note the many striking contrasts between all the Old Testament high priests and our great New Testament High Priest, Jesus – Whose one-time sacrifice accomplished what none before or after Him could have – full atonement for the sins of all mankind.

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

The Sermon ……………………………………………………….. John 12: 23-24

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [’84 NIV]

A Buried Seed Produces Harvest

  1. In God’s Creation

Sing Hymn LSB 894 (V 1 & 3): For the Fruits of His Creation Hymnary.org link

  1. In Jesus’ Death

Sing Hymn 467 (V 1-2)

1 Awake, my heart, with gladness,  See what today is done;
Now, after gloom and sadness,  Comes forth the glorious sun.
My Savior there was laid  Where our bed must be made
When to the realms of light  Our spirit wings its flight.

2 The foe in triumph shouted  When Christ lay in the tomb;
But lo, he now is routed,  His boast is turned to gloom.
For Christ again is free;  In glorious victory
He who is strong to save  Has triumphed o’er the grave.

  1. In Mission Work

Sing Hymn LSB 827 (V 1 & 3): Hark, The Voice of Jesus Calling Hymnary.org link

  1. In Christian Death

Sing Hymn TLH 207 (V 2,4 & 6): Like the Golden Sun Ascending Hymnary.org link

2 Thanks to Thee, O Christ victorious!  Thanks to Thee, O Lord of Life!
Death hath now no power o’er us,  Thou hast conquered in the strife.
Thanks because Thou didst arise  And hast opened Paradise!
None can fully sing the glory  Of the resurrection story.

4 Thou hast died for my transgression,  All my sins on Thee were laid;
Thou hast won for me salvation,  On the cross my debt was paid.
From the grave I shall arise  And shall meet Thee in the skies.
Death itself is transitory;  I shall lift my head in glory.

6 For the joy Thy advent gave me, For Thy holy, precious Word;
For Thy Baptism, which doth save me, For Thy blest Communion board;
For Thy death, the bitter scorn, For Thy resurrection morn,
Lord, I thank Thee and extol Thee, And in heaven I shall behold Thee.

Our Lenten Offering

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Children’s Message

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

1 Lord, dismiss us with Your blessing;  Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, Your love possessing,  Triumph in redeeming grace.
O refresh us, O refresh us,  Trav’ling through this wilderness.

2 Thanks we give and adoration  For Your Gospel’s joyful sound.
May the fruits of Your salvation  In our hearts and lives abound.
Ever faithful, ever faithful  To Your truth may we be found.

3 Savior, when Your love shall call us  From our struggling pilgrim way,
Let not fear of death appall us,  Glad Your summons to obey.
May we ever, may we ever  Reign with You in endless day.

Silent Prayer And Announcements