2017-10-01 — The Means of Grace

Pentecost:
Date: October 1, 2017

Theme: The Means of Grace

– Isaiah 55:6-13

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy:

Hymns:

TLH 292 st. 1-4,8-9: Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide Hymnary.org link
TLH 467 : Built on the Rock the Church doth Stand Hymnary.org link
WS 775 : Thy Strong Word Hymnary.org link
TLH 313 : O Lord, We Praise Thee Hymnary.org link
TLH 52 : Almighty Father, Bless the Word Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Colossians 3:2-4
Matthew 16:21-27

Theme: The Means of Grace

Isaiah 55:6-13

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” (ESV)