Rejoice in the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord

1.CHRIST’S JOY IN US

2.OUR JOY IN CHRIST

3. OUR ETERNAL JOY

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John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

23rd Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, November 16, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – Alabare  LSB 799 : Alabaré - I Hymnary.org link
(Director and Accompanist: Cathy Augustin)

Opening Hymn LSB 692 : Praise to You and Adoration Hymnary.org link

The Invocation

The Confessional Prayer And Absolution

C: Most holy and gracious God, I have sinned against You. Some of my sins I know – the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed – but some are known only to You. Both my sinfulness and my sins condemn me before Your holy Law. Yet You are a merciful God Whose covenant of grace extends to every sinner and every sin. Have mercy on me for the sake of the redemptive and saving merits of Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior.

The Absolution

Apostle’s Creed (Cf Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

REJOICE IN THE LORD

1.CHRIST’S JOY IN US

Hebrews 12:2 – “…Christ, Who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame…..”

Luke 15:10 – “There is joy in heaven among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

John 15:11 – “I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.”

Hymn LSB 553 : O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire Hymnary.org link

2.OUR JOY IN CHRIST

Biblical Joy Synonyms (A Common Etymology And Thread)

Our wonderful and privileged life-state as children of God in Christ, from which flow our Gospel-produced emotions, attitudes and actions.

Christian Joy Passages

Luke 2: 10 – “For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.

Philippians 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord! And, again I say, Rejoice!”

Psalm 51:12 – “Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation”

Isaiah 12:3 – “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

Galatians 5:22 – “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace…..”

The Unbelieving World’s Inherent Unhappiness

“You have made us for Yourself, O Lord; Our heart is restless until it rests in You.” (Augustine – early church father)

“Fix Your Eyes On Jesus….” (Hebrews 12:2)

Luke 10:20 – “However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Psalm 100:2 – “Serve the Lord with gladness.”

Hymn LSB 803 : Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee Hymnary.org link

We Joyfully Bring Our Gifts Before The Lord’s Altar

3. OUR ETERNAL JOY

Psalm 16:11 -“In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”

Revelation 19:6-7 – “Then I heard the sound of a great multitude…. shouting: ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory.”

Our Prayers And The Lord’s Prayer (back cover)

Our Lord’s Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

The Children’s Message

Closing Hymn LSB 813 (v 1-3, 6-7): Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements