Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Mid-Week Advent 3, 2021 - Without the Live Stream


The Hymn #77:1-6    All My Heart This Night Rejoices
The Order of Vespers p. 41
The Psalmody    Psalm 4   p. 123
The Lections

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.


The Sermon Hymn # 92      Now Sing We, Now Rejoice

Christ in the Old Testament

The Prayers and Lord’s Prayer p. 44

The Collect for Peace p. 45
The Benediction p. 45

The Hymn # 94    Hark the Herald Angels Sing


In Our Prayers
  • Thanks be to God - Randy Anderson and Mary Howell are doing well.
  • Corey and Abby Fagan's 7th wedding anniversary is Saturday.
  • Next week will feature - Mid-Week Advent 4, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day on Sunday (English custom - servants got their presents on Boxing Day and it is a serious holiday in Canada).
  • Pastor Jackson's cataract surgery will be January 10th and 17th.
  • A better sound system will be tried on Sunday. 

Summary of the message tonight. The Son of God existed as the Word of God before Creation. All things were created through Him (Genesis 1 and John 1), therefore every aspect of the universe is from Him. 

The Spirit's primary role, after Pentecost, is to bring Christ to everyone through the Gospel. The Spirit and the Word work together, never apart from the other. That is why the Word is always powerful and effective. 

Providing the Gospel Word in preaching and teaching is bringing the Savior to anyone who listens. That also moves believers to speak of the Gospel and to encourage the faithful.
People will need spiritual strength in the trials ahead. We have already seen tyranny at many levels, at home and abroad.

Oppression was just as great - and also demonic - in Jesus' time, in His captivity in the Roman Empire. But who was victorious? the mighty armies or the Christian Faith?

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