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

  1. Doing All Things Decently And Orderly
  2. Exercising Christian Love And Patience

Listen to the sermon:

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Virtues of Christian life

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

TLH 399 st 1-2, 5-6: Thee Will I Love, my Strength Hymnary.org link

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 and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; All this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

The “Te Deum” (Pages 35-37 In Front Of Hymnal)

The Scripture Reading – Acts 2: 42-47
Characteristics of the early Christian congregation at Jerusalem – Faith in Jesus, faithfulness to His Word, genuine Christian love for one another and true Christian joy over all these Spirit-given blessings.

The Apostles Creed
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 both 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 464 : Blest Be the Tie That Binds Hymnary.org link

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

  1. Doing All Things Decently And Orderly
  2. Exercising Christian Love And Patience

Hymn LSB 857 : Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way Hymnary.org link

Our Prayer And The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father Who art in heaven, Hallowed by 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.

The Benediction

TLH 412 : May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill Hymnary.org link