Believe That Jesus Is the Christ

God’s Resurrection Word is Written For You

The Sermon: John 20: 30-31

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Believe That Jesus Is the Christ

1.The Scriptural And Miraculous “Signs” Are There

2.Believing Brings Life In His Name

Listen to the sermon:

 

 God’s Resurrection Word is Written For You

Song by Choir – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Text: Henry W. Baker
(Soloist: Steph Mueller ; Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Susi Rehm)

Opening Hymn LSB 554 : O Jesus, King Most Wonderful Hymnary.org link “O Jesus, King Most Wonderful”

The Invocational Prayer

The Scripture Reading
(A Lutheran Pastor’s Summary Of The Life Of Christ From His Early Life To Holy Week According To The Four Gospels)

On the eighth day the Christ-Child is circumcised and given the Name Jesus. When He is six weeks old His parents take Him to the Temple and  present Him to the Lord. A little later wise from the East come to Jerusalem, seeking the newborn King of the Jews. They are advised to go to Bethlehem where, according to Micah 5:2, the promised Savior was to be born. Guided by the star which had appeared to them in the East, they find Jesus, worship Him and present Him with costly gifts. King Herod now seeks to kill the Child, but God commands his parents to flee to Egypt. After the Kings death they make their home in Nazareth.

When Jesus is twelve years He is taken to Jerusalem to attend the Passover. Here He astonishes the doctors with His wisdom, and His parents with the words: “Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?(Luke 2:49) He returns to Nazareth and is subject to them.

At the age of thirty Jesus goes out into the wilderness where John is preaching and baptizing. John points Him out to the multitude, exclaiming, “Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) The sinless Jesus, desiring to fulfill all righteousness, is baptized by John, and a Voice is heard from heaven, saying: “This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well-pleased. Listen to Him” (Mark 1:11). After being tempted by the devil, Jesus enters upon three years of public ministry.

He chooses 12 disciples or apostles, mostly fishermen, and lives with them a life of poverty. He travels and preaches the Word at every opportunity, inviting people to believe in Him to the salvation of their souls. He performs many miracles, turning water into wine, healing incurable diseases, raising the dead etc, and thus proves Himself to be the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Some Jews believe on Him, but more reject Him. The Jewish leaders, the self-righteous Scribes and Pharisees, hate Him for His doctrine which demands repentance and faith, and vainly try to kill Him Then, when His hour is come, He calmly informs His disciples that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and to rise again.

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Hymn LSB 535 : How Wide the Love of Christ Hymnary.org link  “How Wide The Love Of Christ”

The Sermon….……………………………….……… John 20: 30-31

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Believe That Jesus Is the Christ

1.The Scriptural And Miraculous “Signs” Are There

2.Believing Brings Life In His Name

The Offering

The  Confession Of Sins And Absolution

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 622 : Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared Hymnary.org link )

(Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 537 : Beautiful Savior Hymnary.org link “Beautiful Savior”

Silent Prayer and Announcements