Revealing Power Over Sin And Temptation

Revealing Power Over Sin And Temptation 2

The Sermon: Matthew 4:3-4

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

“The Stones Cry Out”: Revealing Power Over Sin And Temptation

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Glory be to Jesus, Who, in bitter pains, Poured for me the lifeblood From His sacred veins!

Lenten Vespers 2014

Opening Choir Chorales (Director: Cathy Augustin)

March 12 – “Glory Be to Jesus” (Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

TLH 158 : Glory be to Jesus Hymnary.org link

Glory be to Jesus, Who, in bitter pains,
Poured for me the lifeblood From His sacred veins!

Grace and life eternal In that blood I find;
Blest be His compassion, Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages Be the precious stream
Which from endless torments Did the world redeem.

Abel’s blood for vengeance Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus For our pardon cries.

Oft as earth exulting Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts, rejoicing, Make their glad reply.

Lift we then our voices, Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder Praise the precious blood!

The Opening TLH 144 v 1-4: Jesus, Grant that Balm and Hearing Hymnary.org link

The Invocation

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

 Our Lenten Expression Of Repentance & Faith (Isaiah 59 & 53)

Our iniquities have separated us from our God, and our sins have hidden His face from us. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. O Christ, Thou Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us and grant us Your peace.

The Absolution (God’s Assurance Of Forgiveness)

TLH 652 : I Lay My Sins on Jesus Hymnary.org link

I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all and frees us From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus To wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious Till not a spot remains.
[TLH 652]

A Reading of the Passion Story (According To The Four Evangelists)

Our Lenten Creed (Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article)

      I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him in his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is risen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

The Pre-Sermon Hymn TLH 516 : In the Hour of Trial Hymnary.org link

The Sermon: Matthew 4:3-4

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

“The Stones Cry Out”: Revealing Power Over Sin And Temptation

Matthew 4:3-4  Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Our Response WS 724 : Jesus, Remember Me Hymnary.org link

The Lenten Offering

A Lenten Prayer And 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.

Benediction ♫ Amen

Closing Hymn TLH 390 : Drawn to the Cross Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements