2006-09-17 — Look At The Message Not The Messenger

Trinity:
Date: September 17, 2006

Theme: Look At The Message Not The Messenger

– Ephesians 3:8-21

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 342 : Chief of Sinners, Though I Be Hymnary.org link
TLH 487 : How Beauteous Are their Feet Hymnary.org link
TLH 493 : Thou Who the Night in Prayer Didst Spend Hymnary.org link
TLH 45 : Now, the Hour of Worship O'er Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Romans 1:1-12
John 17:18-21

Theme: Look At The Message Not The Messenger

Ephesians 3:8-21

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Strength

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)