2014-04-27 — Faith Tested By Fire

Church Year: Easter 2:
Date: April 27, 2014

Theme: Faith Tested By Fire

– 1 Peter 1:3-9

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 208 st. 1-7: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King Hymnary.org link
TLH 427 : How Firm a Foundation Hymnary.org link
TLH 208 st. 8-10: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
John 20:19-31

Theme: Faith Tested By Fire

1 Peter 1:3–9 (Listen)

Born Again to a Living Hope

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

(ESV)