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Know Your Gifts and Use Them With Love - I Corinthians 12:27 - 13:13
February 11, 2018


Today in Worship - The Transfiguration of Our Lord 
Preacher: Pastor Bill Liebmann
Worship Leader: Jim Colin
Children's Message: Katie Norris
Elder: Darwin Kraus


Welcoming One Another

Remembering Whose We Are
Leader: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Opening Prayer

Opening Song
"Blessed Be Your Name"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"You Are My All In All"
"Only By Grace"

First Reading
Luke 5:1-11
1  One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,
2  He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
3  He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4  When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5  Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."
6  When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7  So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8  When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
9  For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
10  and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men."
11  So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
I Corinthians 12:27-13:13
27  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
28  And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.
29  Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
30  Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
31  But eagerly desire the greater gifts. And now I will show you the most excellent way.
 
1  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3  If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10  but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Sermon

Offering
"What A Savior"


In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the First Article of  The Apostles' Creed
I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that he has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them.  He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, spouse and children, land, animals, and all I have.  He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life.  He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil.  All this he does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey him.  This is most certainly true.

Prayers Of The Day

The Lord's Prayer
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.

Blessing

Sending Song
"The River Is Here"