April 15, 2012 –Theme: Ignorance Is Bliss?

Easter 2: Date: April 15, 2012
Theme: Ignorance Is Bliss?
– Acts 3:11-20
(Pastor John Hein)

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p 5 ff (Laminated Sheet in Pew Also Available)
WS 733 : This Joyful Eastertide Hymnary.org link
TLH 208 st. 1-7: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King Hymnary.org link
TLH 199 : Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Hymnary.org link
TLH 208 st. 8-10: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King Hymnary.org link
Scripture Readings:
Zephaniah 3:14-17
John 20:19-31
Sermon Theme:
Ignorance Is Bliss?
Acts 3:11-20
(11) Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed. (12) So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? (13) “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. (14) “But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, (15) “and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. (16) “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (17) “Yet now, brethren, I know that you did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers. (18) “But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. (19) “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, (20) “and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, …”