Sermon: Genesis 12:1-8
(1) Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. (2) I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. (3) I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (4) So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. (5) Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. (6) Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. (7) Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. (8) And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. (NKJVTM)

“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

1. Through uncharted waters
2. By Your expert seamanship
3. To my final port of destination

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Date: March 30, 2014 ………………………………………….. Lent 4
Today’s Preacher: ………… Pastor John Hein (Grace-Fridley, MN)
Hymns: ……………………. TLH 651; TLH 649; TLH 528:1-3, 15; TLH 8
Worship Preparation: ………………………….. Psalm 121, TLH p. 152
Opening Prayer:
Hymn: ……………………………………………….. TLH 651: Be Still, My Soul
Liturgy: ……………………………………………………………………. WS, p. 22 ff.
P: God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
C: If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
P: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
P: Let us pray:
C: Almighty God, merciful Father, we are sinful by nature, and have sinned against You in our thoughts, words, and actions. But we are sorry for our transgressions and pray You, of Your boundless mercy, to be gracious and merciful to us. Forgive us for Jesus’ sake, renew us
by Your Spirit, and lead us in the way everlasting. Amen.
P: Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. We are forgiven. With boldness and confidence we may approach the throne to find grace to help in time of need. In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.
C: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
First Reading: ……………………………………………..Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Abraham was justified before God by faith, not by the works of the Law.
Gradual:
P: Oh, come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
C: The author and finisher of our faith,
P Who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning the shame,
C: And sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
P: For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
C: That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Second Reading: …………………………………………………… John 4:5-26
Jesus reveals to the Samaritan woman that He is the promised Messiah.
Confession of Faith: ………………………………… The Apostolic Creed
C: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen.
Hymn: ……………………………………… TLH 649: Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
Sermon: ……………………………………………………………….. Genesis 12:1-8
(1) Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. (2) I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. (3) I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (4) So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. (5) Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan. (6) Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land. (7) Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. (8) And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. (NKJVTM)

“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

1. Through uncharted waters
2. By Your expert seamanship
3. To my final port of destination

Create in Me:
C: 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. Amen.
Hymn: ………………….. TLH 528, st. 1-3, 15: If God Himself Be for Me
General Prayer & Lord’s Prayer:
C: 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:
C: Amen. Amen. Amen.
Hymn: ……………………………… TLH 8: Father, Who the Light This Day

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