7-5-15 The Seven Trumpets

 

 

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2015
Divine Service Setting Three- Page 184
“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 #583
“God Has Spoken by His Prophets”

The Introit
Pastor: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: “This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread. Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.

Kyrie: Page 186

Gloria In Excelsis: Page 187

The Collect for the Day
(C) O God, Your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy. Grant us the fullness of Your grace that we may be called to repentance and made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The First Reading – Ezekiel 2:1-5
1 And he said to me, “Son of man stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”
2 And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
3 And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day.
4 The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’
5 And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.

The Gradual
(C) Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever.

The New Testament Reading – Revelation 11:15-19
15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.
18 The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.

Pastor: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

The Gospel – Mark 6:1-13
1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.
2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”
5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there.
11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”
12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

Pastor: This is the Gospel of our Lord.
♪ People: Praise be to Thee, O Christ!

Hymn of the day: #657
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Sermon – “Second Scene of the End Times: Blowing of the Seven Trumpets” Revelation 8:6-11:19

Offertory “America the Beautiful”

Distribution Hymns:
#837 “Lift High the Cross”
#826 “Hark, the Voice of Jesus Crying”

Closing: #672 “Jerusalem the Golden”

 

Revelation 8:6-11:19

SECOND SCENE OF THE END TIMES

Blowing of the Seven Trumpets
1. 8:6-7 First Trumpet: Hail and Fire

2. 8:8-9 Second Trumpet: Great Mountain of Fire

3. 8:10-11 Third Trumpet: Bright Star, Wormwood

4. 8:12 Fourth Trumpet: Sun, Moon, and Stars Darkened

8:13 Three Woes Announced

5. 9:1-12 Fifth Trumpet – First Woe:
The Angel and the Hosts of the Abyss

6. 9:13-21 Sixth Trumpet – Second Woe:
Evil Host at the Euphrates

10:1-22 First Scene of the Interlude:
The Mighty Angel Commissions John

11:1-14 Second Scene of the Interlude:
The Temple Measured and the Two Witness

7. 11:15-19 Seventh Trumpet: Third Woe:

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