2012-05-13 — The Hand Of The LORD At Work In His Church

Easter 6 Date: May 13, 2012
Theme: The Hand Of The LORD At Work In His Church
– Acts 11:19-26
(Pastor John Hein)

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p 5 ff
WS 764: God of Grace and God of Glory
TLH 493: Thou Who the Night in Prayer Didst Spend
TLH 473: The Church’s One Foundation
TLH 658: Onward, Christian Soldiers
Scripture Readings:
1 John 4:1-11
John 15:9-17
Sermon Theme:
The Hand Of The LORD At Work In His Church
1. As in Antioch, He blesses the preaching of his Word
2. As with Barnabas and Saul, He calls pastors and teachers
3. As with the first disciples, we are Christians
Acts 11:19-26
(19) Now those who were scattered after the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one but the Jews only. (20) But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. (21) And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord. (22) Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. (23) When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. (24) For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. (25) Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. (26) And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
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