The Way of Life for the Sinner

The Sermon ……………………………………  Ezekiel 18 : 20 – 24

“The souls who sins shall die. The son will not bear the guilt of the father, nor will the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of  the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. “But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all My statutes and does what is just and right, he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteousness that he has, he will live. Do I take pleasure in the death of the wicked?” declares the Lord God.  “Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”

The Way of Life for the Sinner: Responsibility, Repentance & Renewal

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
November 13, 2011 – 9:00 A.M.

Sunday School (Grades 3-8) LSB 893 : Sing to the Lord of Harvest Hymnary.org link
(Director: Heather Schierenbeck ; Accompanist: Barb Breth)

Opening Hymn TLH 384 : Oh, How Great is Thy Compassion Hymnary.org link

The Order Of Service …………………………..…. Hymnal, Page 5f
(Substitute Hymn TLH 244 V 1-2: Glory be to God the Father Hymnary.org link For “Gloria In Excelsis”, P 7-9)

The Scripture Reading – Romans 3 (Excerpts)

The Word of God is the “great equalizer”. No matter what our race or culture, our age or earthly status – every one of our mouths has been silenced by the just and condemning voice of God’s Law upon every sinner. Such a verdict, however,has been overturned in the face of the overwhelming and indisputable evidence of Christ’s atoning sacrifice for the sins of all people. Not guilty – sins forgiven in the Gospel – is the wonderful assurance given to all who possess faith in His blood.

The Apostles Creed

Hymn TLH 318 : Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………………………………  Ezekiel 18 : 20 – 24

“The souls who sins shall die. The son will not bear the guilt of the father, nor will the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of  the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. “But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all My statutes and does what is just and right, he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteousness that he has, he will live. Do I take pleasure in the death of the wicked?” declares the Lord God.  “Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”

The Way of Life for the Sinner: Responsibility, Repentance & Renewal

Hymn TLH 375 : If Thy Beloved Son, O God Hymnary.org link

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love For The Lord’s Work Among Us

Our Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer

Our Lord’s Parting Blessing

The Closing Hymn TLH 390 : Drawn to the Cross Hymnary.org link