2013-11-17 — That’s the Way It Should Be

Church Year: Pentecost 26/Saints Triumphant:
Date: November 17, 2013

Theme: That’s the Way It Should Be

– Isaiah 65:17-25

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 463 st. 1,4-8: For All the Saints Hymnary.org link
TLH 613 : Jerusalem, the Golden Hymnary.org link
TLH 660 : I'm But a Stranger Here Hymnary.org link
TLH 54 : Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

2 Thess. 2:13-3:5
Luke 20:27-38

Theme: That’s the Way It Should Be

Isaiah 65:17–25 (Listen)

New Heavens and a New Earth

17   “For behold, I create new heavens
    and a new earth,
  and the former things shall not be remembered
    or come into mind.
18   But be glad and rejoice forever
    in that which I create;
  for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy,
    and her people to be a gladness.
19   I will rejoice in Jerusalem
    and be glad in my people;
  no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping
    and the cry of distress.
20   No more shall there be in it
    an infant who lives but a few days,
    or an old man who does not fill out his days,
  for the young man shall die a hundred years old,
    and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.
21   They shall build houses and inhabit them;
    they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22   They shall not build and another inhabit;
    they shall not plant and another eat;
  for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
    and my chosen shall long enjoy1 the work of their hands.
23   They shall not labor in vain
    or bear children for calamity,2
  for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD,
    and their descendants with them.
24   Before they call I will answer;
    while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25   The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
    the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
    and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
  They shall not hurt or destroy
    in all my holy mountain,”
      says the LORD.

Footnotes

[1] 65:22 Hebrew shall wear out
[2] 65:23 Or for sudden terror

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