The All-Seeing Eye of God

Sermon: Psalm 139: 1-14
1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 5 You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

The All-Seeing Eye of God

I. A Warning to His Enemies
II. A Comfort to His Children

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<style=”text-align: left;” align=”center”>Psalm 139:8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there. All seeing eye.

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 93, page 143 in front of Hymnal

Song by SS Children (Gr 3-8) – “Seek Ye First

  1. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you! Alleluia!
  2. Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Alleluia!
  3. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. Alleluia!

Opening TLH 44 : Ye Lands, to the Lord Make a Jubilant Noise Hymnary.org link

The Invocation

The Confession of Sins – Responsive Reading of Psalm 130

P: Out of the depths

C: I have cried to You, O Lord;

P: Lord, hear my voice!

C: Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

P: If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,

C: O Lord, who could stand?

P: But there is forgiveness with You,

C: That You may be feared.

P: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,

C: And in His word I do hope.

P: My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning—

C: Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

P: O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy,

C: And with Him is abundant redemption.

P: And He shall redeem Israel

C: From all his iniquities.

The Absolution

The Scripture Reading – Ephesians 1: 15-23

As faith and love for Christ grow, so does our Spirit-given understanding and appreciation of God’s mighty and merciful providence in our lives

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in 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 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 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.

TLH 19 V 1 - 4: All Praise to God Who Reigns Above Hymnary.org link

Sermon……………………………………………… Psalm 139: 1-14

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 5 You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

The All-Seeing Eye of God

I. A Warning to His Enemies
II. A Comfort to His Children

♫ 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. Amen.

TLH 38 : The Lord, my God, Be Praised Hymnary.org link

The Offering of Appreciative Hearts

Our Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Benediction Amen

Closing TLH 13 : Before Jehovah's Aweful Throne Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements