10-11-15 Sin Kills

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 11, 2015
Divine Service Setting One – Page 151
“After all, the chief purpose of all ceremonies is to teach the people what they need to know about Christ”
From the Augsburg Confession – Article 24-The Mass

Prelude

HYMNS: Opening –#580
“The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace”

Confession and Absolution

The Introit
Pastor: Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments! Wealth and riches are in His house, and His righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. 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. Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments!

The Collect for the Day
(C) Lord Jesus Christ, whose grace always precedes and follows us, help us to forsake all trust in earthly gain and to find in You our heavenly treasure; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading – Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
6Seek the Lord and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel, 7 O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!
10 They hate him who reproves in the gate, and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
11 Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.
12 For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins—you
who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.
13 Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said.
15 Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

The Gradual
(C) He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!

Epistle Reading – Hebrews 3:12-19
12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
15 As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?
17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Special Music: “Autumn Carol” 8:30am service
Choir and Hand Bells

Common Page 156

The Gospel – Mark 10:17-22
17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”
20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.”
21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
P: This is the Gospel of the Lord
C: Praise to You O Christ

Hymn of the day: #555
“Salvation unto Us Has Come”

Sermon – “Sin Kills” Hebrews 3:12-19

Apostles Creed: Page 159

Prayer of the Church

Offering

Offertory Hymn #781
“We Give Thee But Thine own”

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
Pastor: The Lord Bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face sine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.
(C) Amen!

Closing – #712 “Seek Ye First”

 

“SIN KILLS”
Hebrews 3:12-19

Each Christian is responsible for resisting sin and curbing unbelief. Vs 12
God impacts us directly

However we resist sin to curb unbelief

Prevent unbelief
Sin is deceitful Vs 15
It’s our failure to admit this truth. (Both Pastor and people)
Sin becomes too common and “safe”
Care about one another. Vs 13
Sin kills: an example from Old Testament History Vs. 15-19
Exodus History
Sin has a hardening effect on faith
Today matters Vs 13
Be in the Word

Don’t avoid it

“SIN KILLS”
Hebrews 3:12-19

Each Christian is responsible for resisting sin and curbing unbelief. Vs 12
God impacts us directly

However we resist sin to curb unbelief

Prevent unbelief
Sin is deceitful Vs 15
It’s our failure to admit this truth. (Both Pastor and people)
Sin becomes too common and “safe”
Care about one another. Vs 13
Sin kills: an example from Old Testament History Vs. 15-19
Exodus History
Sin has a hardening effect on faith
Today matters Vs 13
Be in the Word

Don’t avoid it

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