2022-11-13 — When The Ransomed Of The LORD Return

Church Year: Saints Triumphant:
Date: November 13, 2022

Theme: When The Ransomed Of The LORD Return

I. Then strength will replace weakness.
II. Then a lush garden will replace desert wasteland.
III. Then joy and gladness will replace sorrow and sighing.

– Isaiah 35:3-10

– Pastor: John Hein, Professor Paul Naumann

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: WS, p. 12 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 24 : Lord of my Life, Whose Tender Care Hymnary.org link
CDS & SS
TLH 605 : The World is Very Evil Hymnary.org link
TLH 616 : Forever with the Lord Hymnary.org link
TLH 660 : I'm But a Stranger Here Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Matthew 25:31-46

Theme: When The Ransomed Of The LORD Return

I. Then strength will replace weakness.
II. Then a lush garden will replace desert wasteland.
III. Then joy and gladness will replace sorrow and sighing.

Isaiah 35:3–10 (Listen)

  Strengthen the weak hands,
    and make firm the feeble knees.
  Say to those who have an anxious heart,
    “Be strong; fear not!
  Behold, your God
    will come with vengeance,
  with the recompense of God.
    He will come and save you.”
  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
    and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
  then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
    and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
  For waters break forth in the wilderness,
    and streams in the desert;
  the burning sand shall become a pool,
    and the thirsty ground springs of water;
  in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down,
    the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
  And a highway shall be there,
    and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
  the unclean shall not pass over it.
    It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
    even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.  No lion shall be there,
    nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;
  they shall not be found there,
    but the redeemed shall walk there.
10   And the ransomed of the LORD shall return
    and come to Zion with singing;
  everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
    they shall obtain gladness and joy,
    and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Footnotes

[1] 35:8 Or if they are fools, they shall not wander in it

(ESV)