Don’t Be a Spiritual Fool

Don't Be a Spiritual Fool

Sermon: Luke 12: 13-21
                13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

DON’T BE A SPIRITUAL FOOL

I. By Living Only For The Material & The Here And Now

II. By Forgetting God, Your Soul And Eternity

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Don't be a fool. For where your treasure is there you heart will be also Matt 6:21

 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Saturday, August 3 (7:00 p.m.) & Sunday, August 4 (9:00 a.m.), 2013

Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 36, Page 132 In Front Of Hymnal

TLH 356 : Jesus, Savior, Come to Me Hymnary.org link  

The Liturgy (Hymnal, Pages 15-19 – Substitute Hymn TLH 244 v 1-2: Glory be to God the Father Hymnary.org link )

The Scripture Reading – Colossians 3: 1-4 Set your heart on things above

The Nicene Creed (Page 22 in Hymnal)

TLH 430 (v 1-4, 8): What Is the World to Me Hymnary.org link

Sermon…………….…………………………………..Luke 12: 13-21

                13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

DON’T BE A SPIRITUAL FOOL

I. By Living Only For The Material & The Here And Now

II. By Forgetting God, Your Soul And Eternity

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

The Communion Liturgy (Hymnal – P 24-28)

The Distribution Of The Sacrament TLH 306 : Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Hast 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. This is not a judgment of anyone’s faith, but rather an expression of ours. 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.

TLH 425 (V 1-3,6): All Depends on our Possessing Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements