2020-08-23 — Heartache For Christ

Church Year: Pentecost 12:
Date: August 23, 2020

Theme: Heartache For Christ

– Romans 9:1-5, 32-33

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 18 : Lord, We Come Before Thee Now Hymnary.org link
TLH 419 : O'er Jerusalem Thou Weepest Hymnary.org link
TLH 466 : Christ, Thou Art the Sure Foundation Hymnary.org link
TLH 50 : Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Kings 19:9-18 Matthew 14:22-33

Theme: Heartache For Christ

Romans 9:1–5 (Listen)

God’s Sovereign Choice

9:1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit—that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.


[1] 9:3 Or brothers and sisters


Romans 9:32–33 (Listen)

32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,

  “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
    and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”