The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

The Sermon: Acts 19: 1-2

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  [ESV]

The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

Listen to the sermon:

Holy Ghost with light divine shine upon this heart of mine chase the shades of night away turn the darkness into day.

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, June 8, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn LSB 815 : All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine Hymnary.org link

The Service Of The Word …………. Pages 1-4 (Worship Supplement)

The Scripture Reading ………………………………….  Acts 18:24 – 19:10

The Spirit’s Gospel “process” is evident in the Scriptural “instruction” given to Apollos and in His subsequent bold Word proclamation. Likewise, in Paul’s patient dealings with a group of disciples still growing in their faith. Important lessons for us as we learn, grow and share the Word with others.

Our Pentecost Profession of Faith(Explanation to the 3rd Article)

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.

Hymn CW 186 : O Spirit of Life O Spirit of God Hymnary.org link

The Sermon..………………………………………………. Acts 19: 1-2

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  [ESV]

The Spirit Creates and Grows Disciples

Hymn WS 739 : Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling Hymnary.org link

The Offering

Song by Vocalists – “Be Thou My Vision”
(Matt Thurow and Heather Schierenbeck)

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word; I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I Thy true son; Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

High King of Heaven, my victory won, May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Our Pentecost Prayer

Hymn LSB 772 : In Holy Conversation Hymnary.org link
V 1 – Vocalist- Heather Schierenbeck  V 2-3 – Congregation

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, Amen, Amen

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

Silent Prayer and Announcements