The Sermon …..…………………………………………… John 6:1-15

After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. 7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many? 10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.

When Faced with the Impossible, Entrust It to Jesus

I. He places the impossible in front of us.

II. He provides for us according to His plan, not ours.

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TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Opening Hymn 4 – “God Himself is Present”

The Liturgy (Pages 1-4 In Supplement)

The Scripture Reading – 2 Kings 4:38-44

The Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Our Profession of Faith

I believe in the God Who has revealed Himself to me in His holy Word – the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that, since the Fall, sin has infected every human by nature, leaving a destiny of death and hell in its wake. Yet, I believe that in love God promised and sent His only-begotten Son into this world to become its Savior. I believe that Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man, lived a holy life and suffered hell and death to atone for my sins. On the third day, He rose from the dead conquering death for all who believe.

And I believe that the Holy Spirit has through the Gospel worked saving faith in my heart – bringing me forgiveness, peace, comfort, joy and hope in Christ. All who trust in Christ alone for salvation are members of God’s family, the holy Christian Church. Out of love and obedience to Him, and out of loving concern for the welfare of my own soul and others, I will listen to His voice and seek to faithfully follow, preserve and share His Word of Truth and Life.

And I believe that God has brought me together into a family of faith and faithful. Together we enjoy the blessings of Christian unity. Together we encourage and strengthen one another in the bond of faith and fellowship we share in Christ and His Word. And together we eagerly await the day when the Church militant will become the Church triumphant – when all the enemies of our faith will be no more and we will be eternally secure in the arms of our Savior. Together we will then join the company of saints and angels in heaven forever praising and glorifying the Lamb Who sits upon the throne. This is most certainly true. Amen.

Hymn 347 – “Jesus, Priceless Treasure”

The Sermon …..…………………………………………… John 6:1-15

After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. 7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many? 10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.

When Faced with the Impossible, Entrust It to Jesus

I. He places the impossible in front of us.

II. He provides for us according to His plan, not ours.

 “Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

Hymn 567 – “O Lord, Whose Bounteous Hand Again”

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction Amen

Closing Hymn 399 – “Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower”

Silent Prayer and Announcements

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