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Our Certainty in the Most Uncertain Times

(11/18/2018)

Today in Worship - Twentysixth Sunday after Pentecost 
Preacher & Worship Leader: Pastor Bob Liebmann
Children's Message: Debbie Armbruster
Elder: Mike Kennedy


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
"The Wonder Of Your Cross"
"How Great Is Our God"

First Reading
Hebrews 10:11-25
11  Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12  But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
13  Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
14  because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
15  The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
16  "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.
17  Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
18  And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
19  Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20  by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
21  and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
23  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
24  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
25  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Children's Message

Little Worship

Sermon Scripture Reading
Mark 13:1-13
1  As he was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!"
2  "Do you see all these great buildings? replied Jesus. "Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."
3  As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,
4  "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?
5  Jesus said to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you.
6  Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and will deceive many.
7  When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
8  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
9  You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them.
10  And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
11  Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12  Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
13  All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Sermon

Offering
"Indescribable"

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. 

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
"How Deep The Fathers Love For Us"
"The Potters Hand"
"I Will Wait"

Blessing

Sending Song
"Day After Day"