Jesus Identifies a Model Christian Faith

The Sermon: Matthew 8: 5-13

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have You come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; And that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

When Jesus heard this, he was astonished, and said to those following Him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such a great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And His servant was healed at that very hour.

Jesus Identifies a Model Christian Faith

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Berea Lutheran Church Path to Heaven Christian

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Saturday, June 1 (7 p.m.) & Sunday, June 2 (9 a.m.), 2013

WS 748 : Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Hymnary.org link

An Invocational And Confessional Responsive Reading

P: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

P: Our help is in the Name of the Lord,
C: Who made heaven and earth.

P: If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord who could stand?
C: But with You there is forgiveness; Therefore You are feared.

P:Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise,and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word & deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
C: Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.

P: Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism and through Your Gospel You have declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C: Amen.

The Scripture Reading – 2 Timothy 1: 1-7, 12
Both by giving His Son from heaven, our dear Savior, and by gifting us with faith to believe His Gospel, God now works mightily through the Word taught and brought to us by our Christian families and fellowship. Timothy’s faith and family experience is that of many of us as well. How wonderful to know that through the Word and Gospel the Holy Spirit will guard our most precious treasure that we have deposited with Him – our faith!

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spake by the prophets. And I believe one holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

TLH 410 : Jesus, Lead Thou On Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ………………………………..…………..………….. Matthew 8: 5-13

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have You come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; And that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

When Jesus heard this, he was astonished, and said to those following Him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such a great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And His servant was healed at that very hour.

Jesus Identifies a Model Christian Faith

Our Faith Responds With Our Gifts For The Lord’s Work

The Communion Liturgy (Pages 17-19 In Worship Supplement)

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.

The Distribution Of Holy Communion
(Hymn: LSB 624 : The Infant Priest Was Holy Born Hymnary.org link

Hymn: WS 755 : What Is This Bread Hymnary.org link )

As Holy Scripture presents the reception of the Sacrament as an intimate expression of spiritual and confessional fellowship, we ask that only those who have professed such unity with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. Any who have questions or are seeking a church home are invited to speak with the Pastor.

The Closing Liturgy (Pages 20-21 In Supplement)

The Closing Hymn TLH 463 : For All the Saints Hymnary.org link

(All) For all the saints who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Men) Oh, may Thy soldiers – faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old
And win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

(Women) O blest communion, fellowship divine,
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

(All) And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again and arms are strong,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

(All) But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of Glory passes on His way.
Alleluia! Alleluia!