God’s Broken, Yet Unbroken Saints

God's Broken, Yet Unbroken Saints

The Sermon: Job 40: 1-8 ; 42:1-3

40 1 The LORD said to Job: 2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” 3 Then Job answered the LORD: 4 “I am unworthy–how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer– twice, but I will say no more.” 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm: 7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?  42 1 Then Job replied to the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. 3 [You asked,] ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

God’s Broken, Yet Unbroken Saints

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LSB 909 v4 Praise and honor to the Father, Son, Spirit

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Sunday, February 8, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “Lord, This Day We Come to Worship”
LSB 911 : Lord, This Day We've Come to Worship Hymnary.org link
(Director: Cathy Augustin ; Accompanist: Steph Mueller)

Hymn WS 758 : Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation Hymnary.org link

The Liturgy …………………………… Worship Supplement (Pages 12-15)

The Scripture Reading – Job 7:1-7

Job’s words are difficult to listen to but they are feelings, thoughts and even words that sometimes enter even the mind and heart of God’s children when the deep waters of life’s struggles and tragedies come upon them. Yet for Job, and we pray for us as well, this was not the end of the story as we shall hear.

1 “Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man? 2 Like a slave longing for the evening shadows, or a hired man waiting eagerly for his wages, 3 so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me. 4 When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss till dawn. 5 My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering. 6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope. 7 Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.

The Apostle Creed (Page 15 In Supplement)

Hymn WS 784 : Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………………………………………….. Job 40: 1-8 ; 42:1-3

40 1 The LORD said to Job: 2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” 3 Then Job answered the LORD: 4 “I am unworthy–how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer– twice, but I will say no more.” 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm: 7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?  42 1 Then Job replied to the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. 3 [You asked,] ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

God’s Broken, Yet Unbroken Saints

Hymn CW 423 : Not in Anger Mighty God Hymnary.org link

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love For The Lord’s Work

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.

Our Lord’s Parting Blessing

Hymn WS 785 : Children of the Heavenly Father Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements