Before the Mob Jury

Before the Mob Jury

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Mark15_12 Before the Mob

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 7:00 pm

Lenten Pre-Service Psalms 32, 51, 54, 56, 57, 130, 143, 22 – Hymnal

Choir: “Christ The Life” (Ladies) Hymn TLH 151 (V 1 & 6): Christ, the Life of All the Living Hymnary.org link

TLH 155 : Sweet the Moments Rich in Blessing Hymnary.org link

The Invocation and Our Confession of Sins:

Lord God almighty, in this holy season, I come before You as spiritual dust and ashes – as an unworthy, judgment-deserving sinner coming before a holy and just God. Grant me a broken and contrite heart that confesses my many sins and ever turns to You for mercy and forgiveness. Lead me on my Lenten journey to the cross of Your Son. May I by faith find there what You promise – forgiveness, healing and salvation in Jesus and His atoning sacrifice for my sins.

The Absolution (God’s Assurance Of Forgiveness)

Sing TLH 652 : I Lay My Sins on Jesus Hymnary.org link :

I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all and frees us From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus To wash my crimson stain
White in His blood most precious Till not a spot remains.

The Reading Of The Passion Story (According To The Four Evangelists)

Our Lenten Creed (Luther’s Explanation to the 2nd Article)

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him and his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is reisen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

TLH 171 V 1,4,9 & 12: Upon the Cross Extended Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …………….… Mark 15:6-15

6 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.

9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, 10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.

12 “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.

13 “Crucify him!” they shouted.

14 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

THE TRIALS OF JESUS –

BEFORE THE MOB JURY: A COERCED VERDICT

Sing TLH 151 : Christ, the Life of All the Living Hymnary.org link :
Thou hast suffered men to bruise Thee That from pain I might be free
Falsely did thy foes accurse Thee – Thence I gain security;
Comfortless Thy soul did languish Me to comfort in My anguish.
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be, Dearest Jesus unto Thee.

The Lenten Offering

A Lenten Prayer and 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

The Benediction (Sung “Amen”)

TLH 554 V 5-6: Now Rest Beneath Night's Shadows Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements