ARE YOU SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS OR BOTH ?

A KINGDOM WORTH POSSESSING

The Sermon : 2 Corinthians 4:13 ; Romans 10:10 ; 12:1
It is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak… For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved… Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer yourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual act of worship.

ARE YOU SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS OR BOTH ?

1. Do You Believe In Jesus In Your Heart ?
2. Do You Confess Him With Your Mouth ?
3. Do You Live Your Faith ?

Listen to the sermon:

I Believe Apostles Creed

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

July 1 & 2, 2012 – Sunday (9:00 a.m.) & Monday (7:00 p.m.)

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 5, Page 123

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: “I Sing As I Arise Today” [CW 779]

The Invocation

The Scripture Reading – James 1: 19 – 27
Truly receiving the Word of God involves not simply hearing God’s words In our ears. It also includes taking its message to heart and seeking to apply it to our daily lives.

Hymn WS 739 : Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …………………….… 2 Corinthians 4:13 ; Romans 10:10 ; 12:1
It is written: “I believed, therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak… For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved… Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer yourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual act of worship.

ARE YOU SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS OR BOTH ?

1. Do You Believe In Jesus In Your Heart ?
2. Do You Confess Him With Your Mouth ?
3. Do You Live Your Faith ?

We Bring Our Gifts Of Faith For Kingdom Work

On the next page you will find the “Christian Questions”, key excerpts from Martin Luther’s suggested form for examining oneself in preparation for the Lord’s Supper, as directed by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:28. They provide a wonderful tool for reminding us of the need for heartfelt sin-repentance, faith in the blood-shedding atonement of our Savior, belief that we are truly receiving our Savior’s body and blood with the bread and wine and a spirit of thanksgiving to God for the blessings of this holy Sacrament.

The Apostles Creed

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.

The Communion Liturgy (Supplement: Pages 17-19)

The Distribution Of Lord’s Supper (Berea & Other CLC members)

(Hymns: ELH 266 : O Bread of Life From Heaven Hymnary.org link And Hymn WS 757 : Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning Hymnary.org link )

Sing: “Lord, Now Let Your Servant” (Supplement, Page 20)

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

Our Lord’s Parting Blessing

Closing “Thanksgiving” (Supplement, Page 20)

Silent Prayer And Announcements