Under Which Divine Contract Are You Living?

Psalm 85 Lord you have been favorable to your land... restore us

The Sermon: Matthew 20:1-16

1″For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3″About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went. 6″He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ 7″ ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ 8″When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’ 9″The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12’These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’ 13″But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16″So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Under Which Divine Contract Are You Living? The Law or the Gospel?

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Psalm 85 Lord you have been favorable to your land... restore us

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost 

Sunday, July 24, 2016 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 528 : Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing Hymnary.org link “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”

The Liturgy (Pages 213 – 214)

The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 85

The Lord gives righteousness, faithfulness, peace and blessing to His people.

Hymn LSB 948 (V 1-2): All glory be to God alone Hymnary.org link – “All Glory Be To God Alone”

Our Profession of Faith (Speak words to Hymn 953)

We all believe in one true God,  Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Ever-present help in need,  Praised by all the heav’nly host;
All He made His love enfolds,  All creation He upholds.

We all believe in Jesus Christ,  Son of God and Mary’s son,
Who descended from His thrones  And for us salvation won;
By whose cross and death are we  Rescued from all misery.

We all confess the Holy Ghost,  Who from both in truth proceeds,
Who sustains and comforts us  In all trials, fears, and needs.
Blessed, holy Trinity,  Praise forever be to Thee!

Hymn LSB 565 : Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ Hymnary.org link  “Thy Works Not Mine, O Christ”

The Sermon….…………………………………..… Matthew 20:1-16

1″For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3″About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went. 6″He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ 7″ ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ 8″When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’ 9″The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12’These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’ 13″But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16″So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Under Which Divine Contract Are You Living? The Law or the Gospel?

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

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.

Hymn LSB 566 (V 1-4): By Grace I'm Saved Hymnary.org link “By Grace I’m Saved”

Our Offering

The Prayer Of The Church (Pages 215-216)  

The Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 570 : Just as I Am, without One Plea Hymnary.org link “Just As I Am”
Vocalists Matthew and Zachary Thurow will sing V 1,3 & 5
The Congregation Will Sing V 2,4 & 6