The Scriptures Give Us the Mind of Christ

No mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him

The Sermon: 1 Corinthians 2: 9-13

As it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him – but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him. In the same way, no knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit Who is from God, that may understand what God has freely given. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words…… But we have the mind of Christ.

The Scriptures Give Us the Mind of Christ

1.Not The Spiritually-Futile Mind & Spirit Of The World

2.In The Holy Spirit’s Spiritual Truths And Words

3.For Our Gospel Blessing And Salvation

Listen to the sermon:

 

No mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him

22nd Sunday After Pentecost  

Sunday, October 25, 2015 (9:00 a.m.)

Song by Choir – “This Is My Word
(Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Steph Mueller) 

Opening Hymn LSB 587 : I Know My Faith Is Founded Hymnary.org link “I Know My Faith is Founded”

The Invocation

The Confession Of Sins

C: O almighty God, merciful Father, I a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor sinful being.

The Absolution (God’s Forgiveness Announced By Pastor)

Selected Scriptures On Scripture (Cong. Response Bolded)

The Scriptures Are……

P: The Inspired Work Of The Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21)

C: “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”

P: Not Vulnerable To Defect, Defiance Or Destruction (John 10:35)

C: “The Scriptures Cannot Be Broken”

P: Will Endure Through Time And Eternity (Mark 13:34)

C: “Heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away.”

P: Absolutely True and Trustworthy (John 17:17)

C: “Your Word Is Truth.”

P: To Be Received By Us As the Word Of God (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

C: “And we thank God continually because, when you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the Word of God.”

P: A Mighty Testimony To The Christ (John 5:39)

C: “These are the Scriptures that testify about Me.”

P: Given To Lead Us To Faith And Eternal Life (John 20:31)

C: “These are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name.”

P: Able To Convert And Enlighten The Soul (Psalm 19:7)

C: “The Word of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”

P: To Be Our Wonderful Guide In Christian Life (Psalm 119:105)

C: “Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”

P: To Be Studied And Followed In Our Daily Lives (Joshua 1:8)

C: “Do not let the Book of the Law depart from your mouth; Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be blessed and prosper.”

LSB 919 v2-4: Abide, O Dearest Jesus Hymnary.org link

A Bible Believer’s Creed

I believe that all the books of Holy Scripture, although written by men, are inspired by God the Holy Spirit and are of divine origin. I believe that they are the verbally-inspired Word of the living God with divine authority. I believe that, since all portions of Holy Scripture are God’s inspired Word, they contain no errors or contradictions and are in all their parts absolute, infallible Truth.

I believe that God has given me His Word to reveal to me both Law and Gospel – both the reality, guilt and deserved punishment for my sin as well as His grace and mercy found in His marvelous plan of redemption for all lost sinners. The Bible is the story of His Gospel promises and fulfillment found in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And I believe that the great spiritual and eternal life-needs of all people are met by Christ through His mighty Gospel. God’s Word will not return empty, but ever accomplish the purpose for which it was given. For the Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. In faith, I will trust My Father’s Word – love it, rejoice in it, give thanks for it, seek to live by it, defend it and proclaim it as God gives me strength and opportunity.

Hymn LSB 583 : God Has Spoken by His Prophets Hymnary.org link “God Has Spoken By His Prophets”

The Sermon……………………………………………………. 1 Corinthians 2: 9-13

As it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him – but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him. In the same way, no knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit Who is from God, that may understand what God has freely given. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words…… But we have the mind of Christ.

The Scriptures Give Us the Mind of Christ

1.Not The Spiritually-Futile Mind & Spirit Of The World

2.In The Holy Spirit’s Spiritual Truths And Words

3.For Our Gospel Blessing And Salvation

“Create In Me” (Hymn 956)

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.

Hymn TLH 285 : How Precious Is the Book Divine Hymnary.org link “How Precious Is The Book Divine” 

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love

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 LSB 589 : Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens Hymnary.org link  

Silent Prayer And Announcements