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Weakness and Strength

(9/16/2018)

Today in Worship - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Katie Norris
Elder: Dorwood Borgschulte

Baptism
Christopher Thomas Taff

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

Opening Prayer

Confession of Sin

Absolution

Songs Of Praise
"Open Up The Heavens"
"Mighty To Save"

First Reading
James 3:1-12
1  Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
2  We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
3  When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
4  Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5  Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
6  The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7  All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man,
8  but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.
10  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
11  Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12  My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Children's Message


Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Mark 9:14-29
14  When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
15  As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.
16  "What are you arguing with them about? he asked.
17  A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
18  Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."
19  "O unbelieving generation, Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."
20  So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21  Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
22  "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.
23  "'If you can'? said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24  Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
25  When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
26  The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
27  But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
28  After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
29  He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer. "

Sermon

Offering
"The Wonderful Cross"

In Whom Do We Believe? Explanation to the Second Article of The Apostles' Creed
I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with his holy, precious blood and with his innocent suffering and death, that I may be his own and live under him in his kingdom and serve him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity.  This is most certainly true.
 
Third Grade Bible Presentation

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. 

Celebrating the Lords Supper
"10,000 Reasons"
"You Are My King"
"He Is Exalted"

Blessing

Sending Song
"Glorious One"