2011-01-16 — Chosen Of The LORD And Precious

Epiphany 2 Date: January 16, 2011
Theme: “Chosen Of The LORD And Precious”

1. The comforting prophecy of this text
2. The ministry of the Christian Church
– Isaiah 49:1-6
(Pastor Daniel Fleischer)

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin


Liturgy: TLH, p 5 ff (Also available on laminated sheet in pew)
Hymns:
TLH 1 : Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty Hymnary.org link
WS 717: Bright and Glorious Is the Sky
WS 718: O Jesus, King of Glory
Closng Hymn: The Nunc Dimittis, (TLH p 29)
Scripture Readings:
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-41
Sermon Theme:
“Chosen Of The LORD And Precious”
1. The comforting prophecy of this text
2. The ministry of the Christian Church
Isaiah 49:1-6
(1) “Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name. (2) And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me.” (3) “And He said to me, ‘You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.’ (4) Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, And my work with my God.’” (5) “And now the LORD says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, So that Israel is gathered to Him (For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, And My God shall be My strength), (6) Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’” (NKJVTM)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.