The Parable Of The Rich Fool: Where are you laying up your treasures?

Don't Be a Spiritual Fool

The Sermon: Luke 12: 13-21

13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  14Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”  16And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.17He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’  18“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘  20“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  21“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

The Parable Of The Rich Fool:
WHERE ARE YOU LAYING UP YOUR TREASURES ?

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 Don't Be a Spiritual Fool

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Saturday, September 3 (6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, September 4, 2016 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 730 : What Is the World to Me Hymnary.org link “What Is The World To Me”

The Invocational Prayer

The Scripture Reading – 1 Timothy 6: 6-10, 17-19

The inspired Apostle points us to the only and the ultimate antidote to the ever-powerful temptation and obsession with earthly wealth and possessions as a life-goal – both a reminder that these are all empty and fleeting and that “godliness” (the Christian faith) alone brings the contentment and fulfillment we seek. 

Hymn LSB 712 : Seek Ye First Hymnary.org link – “Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God”

The Nicene Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

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 worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. And I believe 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.

Hymn LSB 732 (V 1-4): All Depends on Our Possessing Hymnary.org link “All Depends On Our Possessing”

The Sermon….…………………………………….… Luke 12: 13-21

13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  14Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”  16And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.17He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’  18“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘  20“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  21“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

The Parable Of The Rich Fool:
WHERE ARE YOU LAYING UP YOUR TREASURES ?

The Offering

Our Communion Confessional And Preparatory Liturgy (P 290-291)

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament (Hymn LSB 622 : Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared 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. Please speak with pastor if you are seeking a church home or have any questions.)

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)
Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn LSB 632 : O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee Hymnary.org link  “O Jesus, Blessed Lord, To Thee”

Silent Prayer and Announcements