2011-09-04 — Take Heart, Listen To The LORD’s Still Small Voice

Pentecost 12 Date: September 4, 2011
Theme: Take Heart,Listen to the LORD’s Still Small Voice

– 1 Kings 19:9-18
(Pastor John Hein)

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin


Liturgy: TLH, p 15 ff (Also available on laminated sheet in pew)
Hymns:
TLH 1: Open Thou Thy Gates of Beauty
TLH 263: O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe
TLH 473: The Church’s One Foundation
TLH 309: O Jesus Blessed Lord, to Thee
Scripture Readings:
Romans 9:1-
Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon Theme:
Take Heart,
Listen to the LORD’s Still Small Voice
1 Kings 19:9-18
(9) And there [Elijah] went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (10) So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” (11) Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; (12) and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. (13) So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (14) And he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” (15) Then the LORD said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. (16) “Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. (17) “It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. (18) “Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (NKJVTM)
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