The White Stone Of Acquittal

The White Stone Of Acquittal 1

The Sermon ………………………………………. Revelation 2:17 

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’

The White Stone Of Acquittal

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who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 18, 2014 (6:30 p.m.)

Song by Choir – “Jesus Died Alone” (Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Ryan Augustin)

Opening TLH 142 (V 1-3): A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Our Confession Of Sins

We who think of sin but lightly nor suppose its evil great; Here we view its nature rightly, here our guilt may estimate. Mark the sacrifice appointed, See Who bears the awful load; ‘Tis the Word, the Lord’s anointed, Son of Man and Son of God. Lord, it is my transgression which brought this woe on Thee. Have mercy, I implore Thee. Redeemer, spurn me not.

The Absolution (God’s Assurance Of Forgiveness)

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us;

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us;

O Christ, Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the world,
Grant us Thy peace.

O Christ Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sin of the world. Grant us Thy peace.

The Last Hours And Words Of Jesus (According To The Four Evangelists)

Our Lenten Creed (Luther’s Explanation To The 2nd Article)

      I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true Man, born of the virgin Mary, is my Lord. He has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all sins, from death and from the power of the devil – not with gold or silver, but with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death. All this He did that I should be His own and live under Him in his kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness. Just as He is risen from death, lives and rules to all eternity. This is most certainly true.

Hymn: “Rest, O Christ, From All Your Labor” [#718]

The Sermon ………………………………………. Revelation 2:17 

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’

The White Stone Of Acquittal

TLH 175 : When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Hymnary.org link

The Good Friday Offering

“Were You There…..?” (Tom & Debbie Owens) LSB 456 : Were You There Hymnary.org link

A Good Friday Prayer And 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 “Praise To Thee And Adoration”

TLH 401 : Praise to Thee and Adoration Hymnary.org link TLH 283 : God's Word is our Great Heritage Hymnary.org link

1.Praise to Thee and adoration, Blessèd Jesus, Son of God,
Who, to serve Thine own creation,  Didst partake of flesh and blood.
Teach me that I never may  From Thy fold or pastures stray,
But with zeal and joy exceeding  Follow where Thy steps are leading

2.Let me never, Lord, forsake Thee, E’en though bitter pain and strife
On my way shall overtake me;  But may I through all my life
Walk in fervent love to Thee, In all woes for comfort flee
To Thy birth, Thy death, Thy Passion  Till I see Thy full salvation.

3.On my heart imprint Thine image, Blessèd Jesus, King of grace,
That life’s riches, cares and pleasures  Have no power Thee to efface.  This the superscription be:  Jesus Crucified For Me!
Is my life, my hope’s foundation,  And my glory and salvation.

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