Our Blessed Spiritual Relationship with One Another

Our Blessed Spiritual Relationship with One Another

The Sermon: 1 John 1: 1-7

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Our Blessed Spiritual Relationship with One Another

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1 John 1:7 Walk in the light; fellowship with one another

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Song by Choir – “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” (Temple/Bernard)

(Director: Cathy Augustin, Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

Opening TLH 462 : I Love Your Kingdom, Lord Hymnary.org link

The Invocation, Our Confession of Sins & the Absolution

The Responsive Reading (Excerpts of Psalm 68, 84, 133)

P: But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.

C: God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;

P: How lovely is Your tabernacle,

C: O Lord of hosts!

P: My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord;

C: My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

P: Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;

C: They will still be praising You. 

P: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

C: For brethren to dwell together in unity!

P: It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard,

C: The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.

P: It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion;

C: For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.

LSB 644 (v5): The Church's One Foundation Hymnary.org link

The Scripture Reading – 1 John 4: 9-16

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 13 We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Creed – Explanation to the Third Article

I believe that I cannot by my own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him.

But the Holy Ghost has called me by the gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.

In this Christian church He daily and fully forgives all sins to me and all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead; And He will give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.  This is most certainly true.

TLH 464 : Blest Be the Tie That Binds Hymnary.org link

The Sermon …..…………………………………………..…1 John 1: 1-7

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Our Blessed Spiritual Relationship with One Another

“Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal)

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.

TLH 467 (v 3, 5 & 7): Built on the Rock the Church doth Stand Hymnary.org link

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

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.

Benediction Amen

Closing TLH 477 (V 1-3): Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's Head Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements