2005-07-31 — Are You A Good Fish Or A Bad Fish?

Church Year: Trinity:
Date: July 31, 2005

Theme: “Are You A Good Fish Or A Bad Fish??”

1. A ‘bad’ fish which snubs God’s rule and kingship?
2. A ‘good’ fish which treasures God’s rule and kingship?
– Matthew 13:44-52

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 357 : Jesus, Thou Art Mine Forever Hymnary.org link
TLH 398 : Renew me, O Eternal Light Hymnary.org link
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
TLH 412 : May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Kings 3:5-12
Romans 8:28-30

Theme: “Are You A Good Fish Or A Bad Fish??”

1. A ‘bad’ fish which snubs God’s rule and kingship?
2. A ‘good’ fish which treasures God’s rule and kingship?
Matthew 13:44-52
(44) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a
field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and
sells all that he has and buys that field. (45) “Again, the kingdom
of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, (46) “who,
when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that
he had and bought it. (47) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like
a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every
kind, (48) “which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they
sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad
away. (49) “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will
come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, (50) “and
cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and
gnashing of teeth.”
(51)
Jesus said to them, “Have you
understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” (52)
Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed
concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings
out of his treasure things new and old.” (NKJV)