The Startling Contrast Between The Godly And The Ungodly

The Startling Contrast Between The Godly And The Ungodly

The Sermon….………………………………………….… Psalm 1:4-6

4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Startling Contrast Between The Godly And The Ungodly

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Thou art the truth Thy Word alone TLH 355 v 2

Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

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

Song by Choir – “Brother James’s Air”

 (Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

1.      The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by.

2.      My soul He doth restore again; And me to walk doth make Within the paths of Blessedness, E’en for His own Name’s sake.

3.      Yea, though I pass through shadowed vale, Yet will I fear no ill; For Thou art with me; and Thy rod And staff me comfort still.

4.      My table Thou hast furnished In presence of my foes; My head Thou dost with oil anoint, And my cup overflows.

5.      Goodness and mercy all my days Will surely follow me; And in my Father’s heart alway My dwelling place shall be.

Opening Hymn LSB 904 : Blessed Jesus, at Your Word Hymnary.org link

The Invocation, Confession Prayer And Responsive Reading

P: We thank You, Lord, for revealing Yourself to us as the only way to gain forgiveness, peace with God and eternal life in heaven:

C: “Jesus said, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; No one comes to the Father except through me”….. “Neither is there salvation in anyone else. For there is no other Name under heaven given among men whereby we can be saved“…… “Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, but narrow is the gate and difficult the way that leads to life.” (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Matthew 7:14).

TLH 355 v 1: Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link

Thou art the Way; to Thee alone
From sin and death we flee;
And he who would the Father seek
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee.
[TLH 355 v 1]

P: We thank You, Lord, for revealing Your Truth and Your Love to us in Your holy Word which alone can make us wise unto salvation.

C: “If you continue in My Word, you will be my disciples; And you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.”…… “I thank God that when you received the Word, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth – the Word of God.” (John 8:31-32; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

TLH 355 v 2: Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link

Thou art the Truth; Thy Word alone
True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind
And purify the heart.
[TLH 355 v 2]

P: We thank You, Lord, for being our Life and for giving us true Life in You and with You, a Life that will never end.

C: “I am the Resurrection and the Life; He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; And whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.”…… Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.” (John 11: 25-26; 2 Timothy 1:10)

TLH 355 v 3: Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link

Thou art the Life; the rending tomb
Proclaims Thy conquering arm;
And those who put their trust in Thee
Nor death nor hell shall harm.
[TLH 355 v 3]

P: We thank You, Lord, for granting and guarding in us the gift of faith, whereby the blessings of forgiveness, life and salvation become ours for time and eternity through Your saving merits.

C: “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel; For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes…… Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; Whoever does not believe will be condemned….. I know Whom I have believed and am convinced that he is able to guard that which I have committed to Him for that day.” (Romans 1:16; Mark 16:16; 2 Timothy 1:12)

TLH 355 v 4: Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link

Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life;
Grant us that Way to know,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow.
[TLH 355 v 4]

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

TLH 611 (V 3-6): The Day Is Surely Drawing Near Hymnary.org link

The Sermon….………………………………………….… Psalm 1:4-6

The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Startling Contrast Between The Godly And The Ungodly

“Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

TLH 414 : The Man is Ever Blest Hymnary.org link

The Offering & 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

Children’s Message – “Jesus is the Way”

Closing TLH 391 : Blessed Are the Sons of God Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements