Sermon…………………………………………….……1 John 3: 1-9

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

We are the Children of God

1. A Blessing that Comes To Children of God   

2. The Responsibility of Being Children of God 

3. The Comfort of Being Children of God

NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pre-Service Reading: Psalm 93, page 143 in front of Hymnal

Opening Hymn 298 (v 1–4) – “Baptized into Thy Name Most Holy”

The Invocation

The Confession of Sins – Responsive Reading of Psalm 130

P: Out of the depths

C: I have cried to You, O Lord;

P: Lord, hear my voice!

C: Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

P: If You, Lord, should mark iniquities,

C: O Lord, who could stand?

P: But there is forgiveness with You,

C: That You may be feared.

P: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,

C: And in His word I do hope.

P: My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning—

C: Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

P: O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy,

C: And with Him is abundant redemption.

P: And He shall redeem Israel

C: From all his iniquities.

The Absolution

The Old Testament Scripture Reading:  2 Kings 5: 8-19

The Father in heaven by His grace works transformation in the lives of sinners.

The Gospel Reading:  Luke 20: 27-40

As children of God, we believe in the resurrection, at which time we will be raised to the fullness of glory in heaven. In heaven we shall be what we are – but changed

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal)

Hymn 358“Lamb of God, We Fall before Thee”

Sermon…………………………………………….……1 John 3: 1-9

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

We are the Children of God

1. A Blessing that Comes To Children of God   

2. The Responsibility of Being Children of God 

3. The Comfort of Being Children of God

 “Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal)

Hymn 371 – “Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness”

The Offering of Appreciative Hearts

The Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Benediction Amen

Closing Hymn 785“Children of the Heavenly Father”

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