2016-12-11 — Do Not Be Offended At The Lowliness Of Those Who Serve The LORD

Church Year: Advent 3:
Date: December 11, 2016

Theme: Do Not Be Offended At The Lowliness Of Those Who Serve The LORD

1. Jesus witnesses to Himself in His lowliness as the Messiah
2. Jesus validates John’s ministry as one who was prophesied
– Matthew 11:2-10

– Rev. Daniel Fleischer

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 55 : Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come Hymnary.org link
TLH 272 : When All the World Was Cursed Hymnary.org link
WS 701 : Prepare the Royal Highway Hymnary.org link
TLH 72 : Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Malachi 3:1-6
1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Theme: Do Not Be Offended At The Lowliness Of Those Who Serve The LORD

1. Jesus witnesses to Himself in His lowliness as the Messiah
2. Jesus validates John’s ministry as one who was prophesied

Matthew 11:2-10 (Listen)

The blind receive their sightNow when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written,

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way before you.’
(ESV)