2009-01-04 — Have You Been Fooled?

Church Year: Christmas 2:
Date: January 4, 2009

Theme: Have You Been Fooled?

– John 7:40-53

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 15 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 125 : The Old Year Now Hath Passed Away Hymnary.org link
TLH 89 : To Thee my Heart I Offer Hymnary.org link
TLH 127 : As with Gladness Men of Old Hymnary.org link
TLH 309 : O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6
Hebrews 2:10-18

Theme: Have You Been Fooled?

John 7:40-53

Division Among the People

40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? 42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” 43 So there was a division among the people over him. 44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.

45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” 47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived? 48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” 50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” 52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”

[The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11.]

The Woman Caught in Adultery

53 [[They went each to his own house, (ESV)