2012-11-25 — Upon What Is Your Heart Established In These Days?

Last Sunday of Church Year Date: November 25, 2012
Theme: Upon What Is Your Heart Established In These Days?
– James 5:1-11
(Pastor John Hein)

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p 5 ff (Also available on laminated sheet in pew)
TLH 608: Let Thoughtless Thousands Choose the Road
TLH 429: Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
TLH 606: O’er the Distant Mountains Breaking
ng Hymn:TLH 568: We Praise Thee, O God
Scripture Readings:
Daniel 12:1-3
John 5:25-29
Sermon Theme:
Upon What Is Your Heart Established In These Days??
1. The destruction of your perishing riches?
2. The compassion of your coming Lord?
James 5:1-11
(1) Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! (2) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. (3) Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. (4) Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. (5) You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. (6) You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. (7) Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. (8) You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (9) Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! (10) My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. (11) Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. (NKJVTM)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.