Everything God Created is Good

Everything God Created is Good

The Sermon..………………………………….. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 [NKJV]

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

OF MARRIAGE, FOOD, ARKS, TOWERS, MACHINES AND COMPUTERS
EVERYTHING GOD CREATED IS GOOD…… IF IT IS CONSECRATED AND RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING

Listen to the sermon:

Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the Lord.

Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, June 29, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening  TLH 17 (v 1-5): Oh Worship the King Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Responsive Reading (Psalm 33 & 145 Excerpts)

P: By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

C: Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

P: No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety, neither shall we be delivered by its great strength.

C: Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in his mercy, to deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in trouble.

P: The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the people of no effect.

C: The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.

P: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His glory is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty acts.

C: I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wondrous works. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works.

P: I will extol You my God and King; I will bless Your Name forever and ever.

C: Every day I will bless You and I will praise Your Name forever and ever.

P: The greatest glory of God is found in His Word and Gospel which reveals both our lost sin-condition, His wondrous saving plan and opens our hearts to repent and in faith to embrace Jesus as our Savior.

1. Oh, bless the Lord, my soul!  Let all within me join
And aid my tongue to bless His name  Whose favors are divine.

2. Oh, bless the Lord, my soul,  Nor let His mercies lie
Forgotten in unthankfulness  And without praises die!

4. He crowns thy life with love  When ransomed from the grave;
He that redeemed my soul from hell  Hath sovereign power to save.
TLH 27 : Oh Bless The Lord, My Soul Hymnary.org link

The Scripture Reading – Acts 17: 24-31

The common bond that unites all humanity is that we are creatures of God’s hands, fashioned with an inborn awareness of both his existence and His goodness, all so that mortals might be led to seek further into His identity and His plan of salvation – questions clearly and wonderfully answered in His divine “Word” revelation.

Our Profession Of Faith (The First Article With Explanation)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe that God has made me and every creature, and that He gave me my body and soul, eyes, ears and all my members, my mind and all my abilities.  And I believe that God still preserves me by richly and daily providing clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, cattle and all I own, and all that I need to keep my body and life, and by defending me against all danger and guarding and protecting me from all evil.  All this God does only because he is my good and merciful Father in heaven, and not because I have earned or deserved it. For all this I ought to thank and praise, to serve and obey him. This is most certainly true.

TLH 19 (v 1-4): All Praise to God Who Reigns Above Hymnary.org link

The Sermon..………………………………….. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 [NKJV]

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving;for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

OF MARRIAGE, FOOD, ARKS, TOWERS, MACHINES AND COMPUTERS
EVERYTHING GOD CREATED IS GOOD…… IF IT IS CONSECRATED AND RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING

“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.

Hymn CW 237 (v 1-3): Lord of Lords the Sparkling Heavens Hymnary.org link

The Offering

Our Prayer And 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 39 (v 1, 4-5): Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Hymnary.org link

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