2016-09-04 — Measure The Width Of God's Welcome

Church Year: Pentecost 16:
Date: September 4, 2016

Theme: Measure The Width Of God’s Welcome

1. Narrow is the Entrance
2. Wide is the Invitation

– Isaiah 66:18-24

– Vicar Sam Rodebaugh

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 15 ff.

Hymns:

WS 767 : Church of God, Elect and Glorious Hymnary.org link
TLH 355 : Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone Hymnary.org link
TLH 379 : I Do Not Come Because my Soul Hymnary.org link
Distribution
TLH 309 : O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee Hymnary.org link

Theme: Measure The Width Of God’s Welcome

1. Narrow is the Entrance
2. Wide is the Invitation

Isaiah 66:18-24

18 “For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, 19 and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations. 20 And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord. 21 And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the Lord.

22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth
that I make
shall remain before me, says the Lord,
so shall your offspring and your name remain.
23 From new moon to new moon,
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all flesh shall come to worship before me,
declares the Lord.

24 “And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” (ESV)