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True Wisdom - Mark 9:30-37
September 23, 2018


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Today in Worship - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Louis Johnson
Elder: Mike Gates


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
"Holy Spirit"

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"My Help Comes From The Lord"
"As It Is In Heaven"

First Reading
James 3:14-4:10
14  But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15  Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
16  For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17  But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18  Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
1  What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
2  You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
3  When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
4  You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
5  Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?
6  But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
7  Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8  Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double- minded.
9  Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Mark 9:30-37
30  They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31  because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."
32  But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33  They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road
30  They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were,
31  because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."
32  But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
33  They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
34  But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35  Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
36  He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
37  "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.
34  But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35  Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
36  He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
37  "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.

Sermon

Arizona Mission Report

Offering
Arizona Mission Trip Video

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Third Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.  In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith.  In this Christian church he daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers.  On the Last Day, he will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ.  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
"All Because Of Jesus"