2001-12-12 — Oh LORD How Shall I Meet Thee?

Midweek Advent:
Date: December 12, 2001

Theme: Oh LORD How Shall I Meet Thee??

1. As a Pharisee – with hands full and empty heart
2. As the Publican – with empty hands and a heart full of Jesus

– Luke 18:9-14

– ( Pastor John Ude )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship:

Liturgy: Vespers TLH, p. 41 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 63 : On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry Hymnary.org link
TLH 87 : Joy to the World Hymnary.org link
TLH 85 st. 13-15: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come Hymnary.org link
TLH 58 st. 1-4: O Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 9:1-7

Theme: Oh LORD How Shall I Meet Thee??

1. As a Pharisee – with hands full and empty heart
2. As the Publican – with empty hands and a heart full of Jesus

Luke 18:9-14

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (ESV)