Don’t Downsize Epiphany

Don't Downsize Epiphany

The Sermon:. Isaiah 49: 1-6 [’84 NIV] 1 Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name. 2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. 3 He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.” 4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” 5 And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Read More …

See The Epiphany Glory Of God’s People

See The Epiphany Glory Of God's People 2

The Sermon: Isaiah 62: 1-5 1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4 No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married. 5 As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. See The Epiphany Glory Of God’s People Listen to the sermon: Epiphany Read More …

Vital Unity-Keeping Virtues in Church Life

Vital Unity-Keeping Virtues in Church Life

The Sermon: 1 Corinthians 14: 40 ; Ephesians 4: 1 – 3 “Let all things be done decently and orderly…… As a prisoner for the Lord, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” VITAL UNITY-KEEPING VIRTUES IN CHURCH LIFE Doing All Things Decently And Orderly Exercising Christian Love And Patience Listen to the sermon: [audio src=http://bereaclc.org/sermons/20130210_sermon.mp3] FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY February 10, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. For Pre-Service Meditation: Psalm 20, Page 126 In Front Of Hymnal Choir – “The Gift Of Love” (Hobson) Based On I Corinthians 13 The Invocation And Confessional Prayer C: Since we are gathered together to hear God’s Word and to call Read More …

Believing and Confessing Christ – Our Calling

Believing and Confessing Christ – Our Calling

The Sermon: Romans 10 : 10 “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” BELIEVING AND CONFESSING CHRIST – OUR CALLING Listen to the sermon: [audio src=http://bereaclc.org/sermons/20130203_sermon.mp3] FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Saturday, February 2 (7:00 p.m.) & Sunday, February 3, 2013 (9:00 a.m.) For Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 4, Page 123 In Front Of Hymnal Younger Sunday School Song: “Someone Special” Director: Mikki Aymond Accompanist: Laura Karow The Invocational Prayer A Responsive Scriptural “Confessing” Prayer P: Lord, grant to each of us as Your disciples a heart that reveres and treasures Your Word, ever seeking to faithfully follow it in all things – that we may know and possess the gift of Your saving Truth. C: “If you continue in My Word, you are truly My Read More …

THUS SAITH THE LORD

THUS SAITH THE LORD

Listen to the sermon: THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY January 27, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. For Pre-Service Meditation: Psalm 66, Page 136 In Front Of Hymnal (The Old English word “terrible” means “awesome,wonderful”) The Invocation And Confessional Prayer C: Since we are gathered together to hear God’s Word and to call upon Him in prayer and praise, let us first consider our own unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Together we join the redeemed of all ages in praying: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” P: Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children Read More …