IS THERE A GOD LIKE OURS?

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

September 19, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.

For Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 138, Page 154 In Front Of Hymnal

TLH 252 : We All Believe in One True God Hymnary.org link

The Invocation, Confession Of Sins And Absolution

The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 115, Page 147 (Hymnal)

Sing:

My God, how wonderful Thou art,  Thy majesty how bright!
How beautiful Thy mercy seat  In depths of burning light!
No earthly father loves like Thee; No mother, e’er so mild,
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done  With me, Thy sinful child.
My God, how wonderful Thou art,  Thou everlasting Friend!
On Thee I stay my trusting heart  Till faith in vision end.

The Scripture Reading – Isaiah 45: 15 – 22

Our God is the only true God – Who alone has created all things, revealed Himself and His Love in His Word, and saved and redeemed all mankind. There is no other God.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.

TLH 32 : Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven Hymnary.org link

The Sermon  …………………………………………………….. Isaiah 44: 6 – 8

This is what the LORD says – Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD almighty: “I am the First and I am the last; Apart from Me there is no God. Who then is like Me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before Me what has happened since I established My ancient people, and what is yet to come – yes, let him foretell what will come. Do not tremble; Do not be afraid. Did I not I proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are My witnesses. Is there any God beside Me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”

IS THERE A GOD LIKE OURS?

1. In His Meaningful Divine Names

2. In His Faithful And Fulfilled Promises

3. In Deserving Our Worship And Trust

TLH 38 : The Lord, my God, Be Praised Hymnary.org link

We Bring Our Gifts Of Thanksgiving To The Lord’s Altar

The Lord’s Prayer And Benediction

The Children’s Message – “Is Seeing Believing?”

The Closing Doxology: “Praise God” (Melody Hymn 644)

Praise God, our Father, Who in love  His only Son sent from above;
His Spirit made His Gospel known,By faith His children made his own.

His love for us will never fail,  His strength in us will e’er prevail;
Adopted sons and daughters we,  Co-heirs with Christ eternally.

How can our Father we repay  For all His blessings day by day?
It is our hearts which He desires –Our lips and lives which He inspires.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Silent Prayer And Announcements