2011-12-04 — Preparing The Highway Of Our Hearts: Repentance

Advent 2 Date: December 4, 2011
Theme: Preparing the Highway of Our Hearts:  REPENTANCE

Isaiah 40:1-8
(Pastor John Hein)

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p 15 ff (Laminated Sheet in Pew Also Available)
WS 701: Prepare the Royal Highway
TLH 63: On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry
WS 702, st 6-7: As Angels Joyed with One Accord
Scripture Readings:
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8
Sermon Theme:
Preparing the Highway of Our Hearts: REPENTANCE
1. The Cut of the Law
2. The Fill of the Gospel
Isaiah 40:1-8
(1) “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. (2) “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.” (3) The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. (4) Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; (5) The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” (6) The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry?” “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. (7) The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. (8) The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (NKJVTM)
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