Let It Be Known What the Name of Jesus Accomplishes!

The Sermon: Acts 4: 1 – 12

Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day,for it was already evening. However, many of those who heard the word believed; And the number of the men came to be about 5,000. And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they has set them in their midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we today are judged for a good deed done to the helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands before you whole. This is the ‘Stone which was rejected by the builders, which has become the chief Cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is none other Name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Let It Be Known What the Name of Jesus Accomplishes!

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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 9:00 a.m.

Church Choir:“Holy, Holy, Holy” (Schubert/Liebergen)
(Director: Cathy Augustin)

TLH 22 : Lord, When we Bend Before Thy Throne Hymnary.org link

The Order Of Worship …………………………………. Hymnal, Page 5 – 9

(Substitute Hymn TLH 237 V 1: All Glory Be to God on High Hymnary.org link For The “Gloria In Excelsis”, P 7-9)

All glory be to God on high  Who hath our race befriended.
To us no harm shall now come nigh; The strife at last is ended.
God showeth His good will to men And peace shall reign on earth again.
Oh, thank Him for His goodness.

The Epistle Reading – Romans 8 : 1 – 6
The “sin-offering” death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ has not only freed us from the condemnation of the holy and just Law of God, it has also empowered the hearts, minds and lives of God’s children in their daily sin-struggles Life and peace are the blessed fruit of the Spirit.

The Gospel Reading – Mark 8: 34 – 38
The path of discipleship is not one of ease, but one of commitment, self-denial and self-sacrifice for all who follow in the footsteps of the Savior. Yet it is more than worth it, especially when viewed from a spiritual and eternal perspective.

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 355 : Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ………………………………………………………..  Acts 4: 1 – 12

Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day,for it was already evening. However, many of those who heard the word believed; And the number of the men came to be about 5,000. And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they has set them in their midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we today are judged for a good deed done to the helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands before you whole. This is the ‘Stone which was rejected by the builders, which has become the chief Cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is none other Name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Let It Be Known What the Name of Jesus Accomplishes!

Hymn WS 764 : God of Grace and God of Glory Hymnary.org link

The Offering, Prayers And Benediction

TLH 53 : Abide, O Dearest Jesus Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements