2017-12-17 — Your Unworthiness Yet Your Privilege To Witness Christ

Church Year: Advent 3:
Date: December 17, 2017

Theme: Your Unworthiness Yet Your Privilege To Witness Christ

– John 1:6-8, 19-28

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 89 : To Thee my Heart I Offer Hymnary.org link
TLH 272 : When All the World Was Cursed Hymnary.org link
WS 715 : Where Shepherds Lately Knelt Hymnary.org link
WS 706 : Go Tell It on the Mountain Hymnary.org link

Theme: Your Unworthiness Yet Your Privilege To Witness Christ

John 1:6–8

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.


John 1:19–28

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight1 the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


[1] 1:23 Or crying out, ‘In the wilderness make straight