The Godly and Ungodly: A Startling Contrast

The Sermon: Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His Law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away; Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,  nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Godly and Ungodly: A Startling Contrast

1. In Their Earthly Lives – With Vs. Without Faith

2. In Their Eternal Destiny – With Vs. Without The Lord

Listen to the sermon:

 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday, August 28, 2011  (9:00 a.m.)

For Pre-Service Reading – Psalm 92, Page 143  In Front Of Hymnal

Opening TLH 498 (V 1-4): Rise, Thou Light of Gentile Nations Hymnary.org link

The  Order Of Service ……………….. Hymnal, Pages 5 – 12 (As Written)

The Epistle Reading -Romans 9: 1 -8

As the Apostle considers the spiritual plight  of his own people, the Israelites, he is so saddened by the widespread rejection of their own spiritual heritage in Christ – that he would willingly  give up his own life and soul to save theirs. Yet, God’s Word never  fails as he recognizes and rejoices over the many of all times and races who are true children of the promise by faith in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel Reading – Matthew  13: 44 -52

Our reading is the conclusion of a series of Jesus’ Parables showing us the power of the Word and the nature of the Kingdom of God and of heaven. Following the Parable of the Sower and the Seed, The Mustard Seed and Yeast, The Weeds,Jesus  reminds us that the Kingdom of heaven is also like a hidden treasure and valuable pearl which, when discovered, will be treasured and secured at all costs. The great final judgment & separation of all mankind is strikingly illustrated in the Parable of the Net.

The Apostles Creed

The Sermon ………………………………………………………………….  Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His Law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away; Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,  nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Godly and Ungodly: A Startling Contrast

1. In Their Earthly Lives – With Vs. Without Faith

2. In Their Eternal Destiny – With Vs. Without The Lord

TLH 414 : The Man is Ever Blest Hymnary.org link

Our Gifts Of Faith For The Lord’s Work

The Closing Liturgy ……………………………………. Hymnal, Pages 13-14

(Beginning With “The General Prayer” On Page 13)

The Closing TLH 361 : O Jesus, King Most Wonderful Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer And Announcements