Our Pentecost Counselor, Teacher, and Truth-giver

Our Pentecost Counselor, Teacher, and Truth-giver

The Sermon: John 14: 15-20, 26
If you love Me, you will follow My Word. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with You forever – the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you & will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long the world will not see Me anymore, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you……. For the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have spoken to you.

THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR PENTECOST COUNSELOR, TEACHER AND TRUTH-GIVER

Listen to the sermon:

Holy Spirit John14:16-17 Counselor, Teacher , Truth-giver

PENTECOST SUNDAY

May 19, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Choir Song – “Come, Holy Spirit, Come” (S Boersma & D Lantz)
A prayer for Spirit’s blessing upon us in our worship and daily lives – a blessing which comes to us through the Word and Gospel of Christ.

Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Ryan Augustin

TLH 235 V 1-2: O Holy Spirit, Enter In Hymnary.org link

The Invocation
A Responsive Confession Of Sins And Absolution

P: If we say we have no sin,we deceive ourselves & the truth is not in us.
C: If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

P: Let us pray:
C: Almighty God, merciful Father, we are sinful by nature and have sinned against You in our thoughts, words and actions. But we are sorry for our transgressions and pray You of Your bountiful mercy, to be gracious and merciful to us. Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, renew us by Your Spirit and lead us in the way everlasting.

P: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. We are forgiven. With boldness and confidence may we approach the throne to find grace to help in time of need. In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.

The Singing Of Psalm 51 – Page 31 In Worship Supplement
(Congregation Sings “Antiphon” And Choir Sings Psalm)

The Scripture Reading – Acts 2: 1-8, 11, 32-33, 36-39
In fulfillment of both Joel’s Old Testament prophecy and Jesus’ own promise, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Apostles miraculously, symbolizing the “wind and fire-power” of the Word as well as the Apostles (and our) calling to serve as His Gospel “tongues” to all the world. Peter’s Pentecost sermon and call to repentance and faith remain our calling as well to this very day.

Our Pentecost Profession Of Faith (Luther’s 3rd Article Explanation)
I believe that I cannot by my own thinking or choosing believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him. But the Holy Ghost has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens and  sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and fully forgives all sins to me and all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead; And He will give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.

The Sermon ………………………………………………………. John 14: 15-20, 26
If you love Me, you will follow My Word. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with You forever – the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you & will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long the world will not see Me anymore, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you……. For the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have spoken to you.

THE HOLY SPIRIT – OUR PENTECOST COUNSELOR, TEACHER AND TRUTH-GIVER

Hymn: LSB 498 : Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest Hymnary.org link

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love

Our Pentecost Prayer

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 Blessing Of The Father, Son, And Holy Spirit

The Children’s Message – “We Are The Spirit’s Gloves”

TLH 234 : Holy Ghost with Light Divine Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements