We Live By Faith in God’s Revelation

We Live By Faith in God’s Revelation 2

Sermon: Habakkuk 1: 1-3; 2:2-4

1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. 22 Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. 4 “See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright– but the righteous will live by his faith—

We Live By Faith in God’s Revelation

1. Though Its Fulfillment Seems To Linger In the Distance

2. Because Its Fulfillment Is Absolutely Certain

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Hab 2:4 How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? But the righteous will live by his faith.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Saturday, October 5 (6:00 p.m.) & Sunday, October 6, (9:00 a.m.), 2013

Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 85, Page 140 In Front Of Hymnal

Song by SS Children (Gr Pre-2) – “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb

LSB 740 : I Am Jesus' Little Lamb Hymnary.org link

  1. I am Jesus’ little lamb, Ever glad at heart I am; For my Shepherd gently guides me, Knows my need, and well provides me, Loves me every day the same, Even calls me by my name.
  2. Day by day, at home, away, Jesus is my Staff and Stay. When I hunger, Jesus feeds me, Into pleasant pastures leads me; When I thirst, He bids me go Where the quiet waters flow.
  3. Who so happy as I am, Even now the Shepherd’s lamb? And when my short life is ended, By His angel host attended, He shall fold me to His breast, There within His arms to rest.

Opening TLH 518 v 1-4, 7: If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee Hymnary.org link

The Confession and Absolution

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, and 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.

P: Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You 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.

P: Amen.

The Scripture Reading – Psalm 111

Both the words and works of the Lord are glorious and stand forever. His saving redemption and covenant together with our praise of Him endure forever.

Nicene Creed (Worship Supplement page 5)

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 and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit 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 sits at the right hand of the Father.  And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, Whose kingdom will have no end.  And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.  And I believe in 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 514 : God Moves in a Mysterious Way Hymnary.org link

Sermon…………………………………….… Habakkuk 1: 1-3; 2:2-4

1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.2 Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. 22 Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. 4 “See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright– but the righteous will live by his faith—

We Live By Faith in God’s Revelation

1. Though Its Fulfillment Seems To Linger In the Distance

2. Because Its Fulfillment Is Absolutely Certain

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate of the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life.  Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him.  We give thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.  Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood.

The Consecration of the Elements

The Distribution of the Sacrament ( TLH 305 : Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness Hymnary.org link )

(Because God’s Word presents the reception of this Sacrament as a most intimate expression of spiritual and confessional unity, we ask that only those who have publicly professed such oneness of faith and belief with us by membership at Berea or another CLC church come forward. This is not a judgment of anyone’s faith, but rather an expression of ours. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer and Benediction Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 643 : Sent Forth by God's Blessing Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements