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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ascension 2022

 

Ascension 2022. Holy Communion

7 PM Central Daylight Time, May 13th, 2021

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson


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The melody is linked to the name of the hymn.
The lyrics are linked to the Bethany Lutheran Hymnal page.

The Confession of Sins
The Absolution
The Introit p. 16

Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? 
Hallelujah!
This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven: 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Psalm. Oh, clap your hands, all ye people: shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

The Gloria Patri
The Kyrie p. 17
The Gloria in Excelsis
The Salutation and Collect p. 19

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to have ascended into the heavens, 
so may we may also in heart and mind thither ascend and 
with Him continually dwell; who liveth, etc.

The Epistle and Gradual    Acts 1:1-11

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

V. God is gone up with a shout: 

the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Hallelujah!

V. Thou hast ascended on high: 

Thou hast led captivity captive. Hallelujah!


The Gospel                        Mark 16:14-20
Glory be to Thee, O Lord!
Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
The Nicene Creed p. 22
The Sermon Hymn #656       Behold a Host 

Historical Christianity

The Hymn #341       Crown Him with Many Crowns       
The Preface p. 24
The Sanctus p. 26
The Lord's Prayer p. 27
The Words of Institution
The Agnus Dei p. 28
The Nunc Dimittis p. 29
The Benediction p. 31
The Hymn #294            O Word of God 




In Our Prayers
  • Lynda Roper is undergoing tests; Pastor Jim Schroeder and Chris Shrader, Kermit and Maria Way, Callie and her mother Peggy, and others facing tests, surgery, and treatment.
  • Our national leaders, the justice system.
  • The families who lost children to the drugged, 18 year-old shooter.
  • The Loy materials are greatly appreciated by readers - thanks to Alec Satin, the Lutheran Librarian.
 


The Ending of Luke's Gospel

KJV Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. 50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

[The ending of Luke fits with the opening of Acts, which Luke also wrote. Luke's two contributions comprise 25% of the New Testament.]

KJV Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The Gospel for the Ascension
KJV Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Ascension Prayer

O Jesus Christ, Thou almighty Son of God, who art no longer in humiliation here on earth, but sittest at the right hand of Thy Father, Lord over all things: We beseech Thee, send us Thy Holy Spirit; give Thy Church pious pastors, preserve Thy word, control and restrain the devil and all who would oppress us: mightily uphold Thy kingdom, until all Thine enemies shall have been put under Thy feet, that we may hold the victory over sin, death, and the devil, through Thee, who livest and reignest with God the Father and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.

Historical Christianity

KJV Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Introduction
The so-called scholars of today have built a house of mirrors, where everyone can become lost and confused. As many of us have seen (in both cases, the carnival and divinity school) a house of mirrors is bewildering - on purpose. One begins to doubt reality.

The Book of Acts begins by referring to the former treatise, which is the Gospel of Luke. I remember the Harvard ThD saying, "The name means friend of God -Theophilus - so maybe there was no such person."

When I told another Harvard ThD that he was wrong about the early Christians being violent, he asked me in front of the pastors, "What did I get wrong?" I said, "You went to Harvard."
The school was the center of Unitarianism early on and was completely rationalistic.

The rationalists assume the worst. And if the information about the Bible is grounded in fact, they reject it any way. The first two verses of Acts are based on:
1. This book is related to and connected to the Gospel of Luke.
2. This second work confirms the miracle of the Resurrection along with the miracle of the Ascension.

In studying a homiletics book in the library at Waterloo in Ontario, the writer criticized a sermon about the Ascension because it gave the impression that this actually happened. Is that the general today? How many congregations make this a holy day and celebrate the Lord's Supper? Very few.

Some pastors have dropped Advent and Lent because not enough people come to hear about pastoral suggestions that these things never did happen. The Ascension gives them even more pain, because this wonderful assurance makes the divinity of Christ even more dramatic than the Resurrection.

The Christian Faith is historical, truthful in all respects, not allegorical or symbolic or mythical.

3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 

The dramatic expansion of Christianity came from the fact of the Resurrection of Christ, the hundreds of witnesses (1 Corinthians 15) and Apostolic preaching. Persecution and execution also expanded the Faith.
KJV 1 Corinthians 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
The true clowns say Christianity expanded so fast because Paul was such a good salesman. (See the news on bitcoin. The excitement only lasts a short time.)

Christianity began with various households and groups as believers before the Resurrection. They were gathered and taught by the Apostles so they could have pastors and write down the Scriptures in due time.

The 500+ witnesses were trained by the risen Christ, just as Paul was. Would that not have a permanent effect? Yes, some lost out because they let Satan ply his trade with them, just as he does now. The simple fact is - where there is faith in Jesus Christ the Savior, faith spreads and does its work, because the Word always travels with the Spirit, never apart from the Spirit, and never without effect. Never without is impossible to defeat and is even more clear than always. The double negative serves to eliminate the exceptions, such as when someone says, "I always do this or that..." The first response is "Always????"

4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

Jesus predicted the Day of Pentecost (a Jewish holy day) - and baptism by the Holy Spirit. This is also in the Gospel of John in a different form. How else could we have a New Testament in perfect harmony? The Holy Spirit is the editor, and they were the living preachers of the Truth.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

This restoration word is used by modernists like Barth to say, "Regardless of your faith, the entire world will be saved." As a Calvinist, Barth was keen to say that if Jesus died for the sins of the world, then everyone is forgiven, just as the Objective Justification fanatics claim. Barth has been very influential for many church leaders.

But - is that not spine-tingling to have Jesus promise they would be witnesses to the uttermost part of the earth? This did happen, and we see the evidence today, though many want to deny it.

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Here we see the Two Natures of Christ - divine and human. They saw Him taken away, the nearest God could come to revealing so much. And He will return the same way. We will see Him if the time has come. If not, we will see Him in heaven.

In Part Two of Pilgrim's Progress, Christiana struggles in the last moments as her life ebbs away. Then she says, "I see Him! I see Him!"


 Christiana entering the river, angels on the other side.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Treptow Through the Tulips (WELS)
The KJV Would Help Their Literacy Problem

 

 https://www.csl.edu/2019/07/sem-student-new-wels-seminary-president/

I thought using "fully human" was pretty stupid in the earlier WELS hymnal, the one ruined by Tiefel and the 50th Anniversary adulterous pastor. How balanced - unfaithful to the Confessions, unfaithful to one's wife when helping with the hymnal. 

The KJV should be used and studied because it is the backbone of the English language - for that reason alone, said a modern atheist - Hitchens. 

WELS is so full of itself, the alleged leaders, obedient to their Father Below, take every opportunity to oppose Biblical doctrine, ridicule the noble KJV, and adulterate the hymns.

So they have moved in this new hymnal to change "and became man" in the Nicene Creed from the idiotic "fully human" to the illiterate "truly human." Supposedly, Treptow insisted on "truly human." I have come to the conclusion that seminary PhDs, especially from the LCMS, are useless. 

Truly human has the same vibe as sterling silver, m eaning "all silver, not silver plated." Truly human suggests "only human." 

"And became man" is clear, concise and reflective of "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us..." a phrase so clear and simple that rationalists deny the Virgin Birth in the Gospel of John.

This pratfall x 2 comes from the Woke arena where perfectly good words are tossed away because they irritate and enrage hypersensitive women who suspect male dominance in the words used. Like Church Growth bringing in the youth , feminism in the hymnal is another spectacular failure, with women leaving WELS, ELCA, and LCMS because of such nonsense. 

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Rev. Earle Treptow who became the new president of the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wis., a seminary of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), July 1! He succeeded President Rev. Paul Wendland, who stepped down and returned to his role of full-time classroom professor. Treptow is in his third and final year of course work to complete his doctorate at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Before joining the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2016 as a faculty member, Treptow served as a pastoral recruiter at Martin Luther College, as a pastor in British Columbia and Denver, Colo., and as president of the WELS Nebraska District.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Cantate Easter 4


The Hymn #458        
Our Father – Luther                    
The Confession of Sins
The Absolution
The Introit p. 16

Oh, sing (cantate) unto the Lord a new song: 
for He hath done marvelous things.
The Lord hath made known His salvation: 
His righteousness hath He openly showed in the sight of the heathen.
Psalm. His right hand and His holy arm hath gotten Him the victory.

The Gloria Patri
The Kyrie p. 17
The Gloria in Excelsis
The Salutation and Collect p. 19

O God, who makest the minds of the faithful to be of one will, grant unto Thy people that they may love what Thou commandest and desire what Thou dost promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth, etc.

The Epistle and Gradual 

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
V. The right hand of the Lord is exalted: 
the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. Hallelujah!
V. Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more: 
death hath no more dominion over Him. Hallelujah!
    
The Gospel              
Glory be to Thee, O Lord!
Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
The Nicene Creed p. 22
The Sermon Hymn #462      I Love Thy Kingdom           

 The Foundational Sin


The Preface p. 24
The Sanctus p. 26
The Lord's Prayer p. 27
The Words of Institution
The Agnus Dei p. 28
The Nunc Dimittis p. 29
The Benediction p. 31
The Hymn #657                        Beautiful Savior                     




In Our Prayers -
  • Treatment and recovery - Pastor Jim Shrader, Chris Shrader, Callie and her mother Peggy,C.
  • Pray for our country as the major trials continue. Victory is around the corner for the duly elected President.
  • "The Bethany Lutheran Hymnal texts are finished. All the hymns have their own pages. Norma A. Boeckler is providing art for them. Typo alerts are welcome." That was two years ago! - 34,125 views have been recorded, as of today. 

   
        

Fourth Sunday After Easter

Lord God, heavenly Father, who didst through Thy Son promise us Thy Holy Spirit, that He should convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment: We beseech Thee, enlighten our hearts, that we may confess our sins, through faith in Christ obtain everlasting righteousness, and in all our trials and temptations retain this consolation, that Christ is Lord over the devil and death, and all things, and that He will graciously deliver us out of all our afflictions, and make us forever partakers of eternal salvation, through the same, Thy Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle
KJV James 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls.

The Gospel
KJV John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

John 16
και ελθων εκεινος ελεγξει τον κοσμον περι αμαρτιας και περι δικαιοσυνης και περι κρισεως
περι αμαρτιας μεν οτι ου πιστευουσιν εις εμε
10 περι δικαιοσυνης δε οτι προς τον πατερα μου υπαγω και ουκ ετι θεωρειτε με
11 περι δε κρισεως οτι ο αρχων του κοσμου τουτου κεκριται

The Foundational Sin



KJV John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Introduction

The Gospel of John, which completes and explains the first three Gospels, remains a paradox, a seeming contradiction. The words and grammar are as simple. However, the content is the greatest concentration of spiritual treasure in the Bible.

The clever apostate leaders told everyone to ignore the Fourth Gospel because it was written centuries later; in fact, they called the Gospel of John a fake, representing the philosophy of someone several centuries later, not the Apostle John. This came from the Tuebingen School in Germany. That attitude has severely harmed studying and preaching on John's Gospel.

The most ignored verse in the Bible is found in this lesson, so that is why we must emphasize it and repeat its lesson.

This is part of Jesus' farewell messages, which should be foundational for the ministry of the Word, since farewells in the Bible are to be prized for their concentrated wisdom and sometimes future predictions. Those who consider themselves Pentecostal should carefully study what these passages mean.

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Jesus knew His disciples were filled with sorrow because He told them He would leave them. They can barely understand His messages because of their grief. However, the Spirit (as predicted by Jesus) would bring these words to their minds and preserve the Word. That has been true ever since. There has always been an Apostolic Witness, the Scriptures preserved by the faithful and often called the Majority Text, Traditional Text, or the Byzantine Text. (Scholars have mostly ignored the Byzantine Empire - the Eastern Roman Empire - which existed for 1100 years and preserved the Biblical text).

In contrast, the Church of Rome has ignored and adulterated the Biblical text, because it teaches the Institution, itself, not the Scriptures.




The Comforter - or Holy Spirit - is called the Paraclete or Advocate. The Spirit always works with the Word and never apart from the Word. That is how Jesus expanded His ministry through the Apostles, with the Spirit keeping in their minds and remembering what He taught. Isaiah 55:10-11 is abundantly clear about this - but the passage is studiously ignored in favor of dramatic pageants, expensive clergy attire, entertainment, and food served for the worship service. A Lutheran layman said, "There is nothing quite like the munching of popcorn during the prayers."

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 

The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost (a Jewish holy day) and began the world-wide ministry of teaching the Gospel of Christ. What did they teach? 
  • Not eating meat - but fish only - on Friday.
  • Not getting married but living for the Church by engaging in begging and various businesses.
  • Not ever feeling forgiven because they have to do more works, for Holy Mother Church.
  • Not going to Heaven but Purgatory at best, because they have not earned the merits.
  • Not reverencing Jesus as the Savior, but treating Him as the law-giver, giving His role to Mary.
That was not the message of the Apostles, but it became the message of the Church of Rome and remains so today, with Lutherans and Protestants joining in certain ways - with robes, incense, fish hats for bishops, and the Apocrypha.

We will know the truth of the Gospel when we can explain the three-fold work of the Spirit working through the Word:
  1. He will reprove the world of sin, 
  2. and of righteousness, 
  3. and of judgment:

This is answered below but largely ignored. That is why ministers often resort to chatty homilies about puppies and vacation and such things.

How does the Holy Spirit enter an indictment of sin? 
The best answer is taught the least. The worst answer is expounded upon with many volumes.

The foundational sin is not believing in Christ as our Savior, the God-man, the Redeemer, our Good Shepherd who died for the sheep, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven. That is why Ascension Day is mostly ignored today - it requires faith, which is lacking.

The folly of our society is picking a sin and trying to work it away. One example would be alcoholism and related addictions. I know people from this neighborhood who are dying of the effects. I have relatives who are obvious victims. My best friend from high school died just after he confessed to being an alcoholic his entire life. Many clergy are covert drunks, not just the Lutherans, but Roman Catholics too. If this is the foundational sin, the Moses is our Savior, and Jesus is the Law-giver.

The Gospel is our foundation and the only way faith is kindled and sustained in our hearts. This alone is access to grace. Romans 5:1-2.

Luther wrote that we resist doing what is good, so God gives us grace through faith to love following His will and doing what pleases Him. 

Our society tends to start with obvious, visible sin and work back to repentance. But God begins His work with His Son dying for our sins and bearing fruit because of this.


10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

Here is the stumbling block, which is like walking into a cinder block outside or the dishwasher lid in the kitchen. Neither will move. This is not the righteousness of the world but the righteousness of faith.

The saints, the righteous, the holy - they are the ones in the Bible (Old Testament too) who believe in Christ. Our best example is Jesus, often bypassed. Paul clearly teaches the Faith of Jesus, that is, the faith belonging to Him. He trusted in God the Father in all that He did, teaching the same truths, performing miracles, and facing a horrible death where He would be completely abandoned while being mocked.

The divine nature taking on the human nature, One Person, means that Jesus knows our temptations and suffering. His faith in the Father meant He did everything for us willingly. It is proper to say that we are justified by the Faith of Jesus because the Bible says so in Greek, and the KJV translated the passages that way. The modern, weak paraphrases (if that!) obscure this.

Our faith does not come from us but from the power of the Gospel teaching us it is His faith that gives us faith. 

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 

What is this world we live in, but a daily grind of condemnation. 
  • You did not wear a mask.
  • You did not wipe down the gym equipment.
  • You did not pay for your license on time.
  • You did not accept my new, illiterate pronouns.
  • You upset me.
Satan works very hard at removing faith from the believers, because his troops are already highly trained in unbelief. His rage increases because his time is growing short.

The early Christian martyrs felt honored to did for the Faith. Jesus brought a sword into their lives, really two swords - the Sword of the Spirit at work int the Word, and the sword of persecution. Wherever Satan tried to stamp out the Faith, the number of believers increased, and the Promise to Abraham became true - more than the stars in the sky...

 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Rogate Sunday, 2022

 The Hymn #457     What a Friend We Have in Jesus

The Confession of Sins
The Absolution
The Introit p. 16

With the voice of singing declare ye and tell this: 

utter it even to the end of the earth. Hallelujah!

The Lord hath redeemed His servant Jacob: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Psalm. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: 

sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious.

The Gloria Patri
The Kyrie p. 17
The Gloria in Excelsis
The Salutation and Collect p. 19

O God, from whom all good things do come, grant to us, Thy humble servants, that by Thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be right and by Thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth, etc.


The Epistle and Gradual 

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

V. Christ, who hath redeemed us with His blood: 

is risen and hath appeared unto us. Hallelujah!

V. I came forth from the Father and am come into the world: 

again, I leave the world and go to the Father. Hallelujah!

The Gospel 
Glory be to Thee, O Lord!
Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
The Nicene Creed p. 22
The Sermon Hymn #525             As Pants the Hart

  Prayer and Faith Are United


The Communion Hymn #652     I Lay My Sins on Jesus 
The Preface p. 24
The Sanctus p. 26
The Lord's Prayer p. 27
The Words of Institution
The Agnus Dei p. 28
The Nunc Dimittis p. 29
The Benediction p. 31
The Hymn #660             Heaven Is My Home 

 

Prayers and Announcements

  • The Ascension Holy Communion Service is Thursday, May 26th, 7 PM Central Daylight.
  • Pastor Jim Shrader, Chris Shrader, Kermit and Maria Way, Callie and her mother Peggy, C., and many others.
  • The Bible Book: The KJV Reborn for Those Who Love the Word of God - aiming at June printing.

KJV James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


Prayer and Faith Are United


KJV John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.