It’s All a Matter of GOD’S Perspective

14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

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14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

14th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, August 30th 2015 (9:00a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 901 : Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty Hymnary.org link “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty

The Divine Service (Setting Four) Pages 203-205

The Gospel Reading………………………………………………………Luke 7:18-28

In response to doubt and criticism, Jesus affirms that He is indeed the Messiah announced by John and that John, who heralded His advent, is Israel’s greatest prophet.

Responsive Reading of Psalm 85

The Epistle Reading……………………………………………….Philippians 4:4-7

The apostle Paul uses imperative language to urge the listener to adopt practices of living that are in harmony with the Creator’s will.

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 Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn LSB 660 : Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus Hymnary.org link “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

The Sermon….………………………….…………….………….Zephaniah 3:14-20

14 Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem!

15 The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil.

16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.

17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a Mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.

18 I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival, so that you will no longer suffer reproach.

19 Behold at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.

20 At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” says the LORD.

It’s All a Matter of GOD’S Perspective

I. Our Victory In Christ Is Won

II. Our New Life In Christ Has Begun

Create In Me” (Hymn LSB 956 : Create in Me Hymnary.org link )

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 464 : The Strive Is O'er, the Battle Done Hymnary.org link – “The Strife is O’er, The Battle Done”

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

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 Hymn LSB 672 : Jerusalem the Golden Hymnary.org link   “Jerusalem the Golden”

Silent Prayer and Announcements