2011-01-30 — How Do You Plead Your Case?

Epiphany 4 Date: January 30, 2011
Theme: “How Do You Plead Your Case??”

1. Are you guilty of lifeless religion?
2. Are you walking humbly with your God in living faith?
– Luke 16:1-13
(Pastor John Hein)

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin


Liturgy: WS, p 12 ff (Pastor sings Lord Have Mercy, top of p 13)
Hymns:
TLH 224: Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!
TLH 417, st 1-5: How Can I Thank Thee, Lord
TLH 416: Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways
WS 798: God, We Praise You
Scripture Readings:
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon Theme:
“How Do You Plead Your Case??”
1. Are you guilty of lifeless religion?
2. Are you walking humbly with your God in living faith?
Luke 16:1-13
(1) Hear now what the LORD says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice. (2) Hear, O you mountains, the Lord’s complaint, And you strong foundations of the earth; For the LORD has a complaint against His people, And He will contend with Israel. (3) “O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me. (4) For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. (5) O My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled, And what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, From Acacia Grove to Gilgal, That you may know the righteousness of the LORD.” (6) With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, With calves a year old? (7) Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? (8) He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (NKJVTM)
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