2015-07-05 — Is This the Same Country You Grew Up In?

Pentecost 6:
Date: July 5, 2015

Theme: Is This the Same Country You Grew Up In?

– Hebrews 11:8-10, 13-16

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 580 st. 1-5,9: To Thee, our God we Fly Hymnary.org link
TLH 579 : Almighty Lord, before Thy Throne Hymnary.org link
TLH 614 : For Thee, O Dear, Dear Country Hymnary.org link
TLH 577 : God Bless Our Native Land Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Proverbs 24:1-25
Mark 12:13-17

Theme: Is This the Same Country You Grew Up In?

Hebrews 11:8-10

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

Hebrews 11:13-16

13 These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (ESV)