The Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, Cleanses Us from All Sin

The Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, Cleanses Us from All Sin

The Sermon: 1 John 1:7b


Listen to the sermon:

1John1:7b The Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, Cleanses Us from All Sin

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Saturday, April 5 (6:00 p.m.) & Sunday, April 6, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “This Is My Word
(Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Steph Mueller) 

Hymn WS 779 : Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven link  

The Invocational Prayer

The Scripture Reading – Hebrews 9:11-15, 22, 26b-28

Blood-shedding was a vital part of the Old Testament Covenant sacrifices. Yet they foreshadowed a far greater divine blood-shedding by our great High Priest, Whose sacrifice would atone for the sins of all people and bring salvation to those who wait for Him.

11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

The Nicene Creed (Page 22 in 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 Ghost 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 sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake 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 572 (V 1-4): In the Shattered Bliss of Eden link

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


Hymn LSB 572 (v 5-6): In the Shattered Bliss of Eden link  

The Offering

The Confession Of Sins, Absolution And Consecration

The Distribution of the Lord’s Supper TLH 166 : Savior, When in Dust to Thee link & TLH 172 (v 8-10): O Sacred Head Now Wounded 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

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 TLH 157 (Melody 2): There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood link  

Silent Prayer and Announcements