BECOME SOUL-MODELS FOR OTHERS

A KINGDOM WORTH POSSESSING

The Sermon: 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-10

Our Gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord; In spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.  And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead – Jesus, Who rescues us from the coming wrath.

BECOME SOUL-MODELS FOR OTHERS

1. In Your Reception Of God’s Message And Messengers
2. In Your Faith-Attitude In Suffering

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I Believe Apostles Creed

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

July 15, 2012 – Sunday (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn LSB 875 : Father, We Praise Thee Hymnary.org link

The “Service Of The Word” (Worship Supplement, Pages 1-5)

The Scripture: Matthew 5: 13-16 (Light And Salt Christians)

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.

WS 773 : Rise, Shine, You People! Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ………………………………………………… 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-10

Our Gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord; In spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.  And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead – Jesus, Who rescues us from the coming wrath.

BECOME SOUL-MODELS FOR OTHERS

1. In Your Reception Of God’s Message And Messengers
2. In Your Faith-Attitude In Suffering

The Create In Me (Worship Supplement, Page 6)

Hymn LSB 829 : Christ the Eternal Lord Hymnary.org link

The Offering, Prayer And Benediction

TLH 52 : Almighty Father, Bless the Word Hymnary.org link