04 Epiphany, January 25 & 28 in the year of our Lord 2018

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The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

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The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

We extend a hearty welcome in the name of Jesus Christ! Whether you have been with us for years, or if this is your first time as guests in God’s House, W e l c o m e ! The Holy Spirit took


Today’s Focus: Why Follow Jesus? The devil is enraged and does all that he can to hinder Jesus’ Good News. The devil proclaims truth with a twist and evil intent. Hell wants to hinder the work of the glorious gospel. Hell wants to hurt people. But God ’s Word commands demons that trouble God’s people to leave.

here to

Lea der : In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Dear friends, let us approach God with a true heart and confess our sins, asking Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to forgive us.

with others to be

blessed by His

Pe o p l e: God, my Father, I have sinned against You. I have not obeyed Your holy commands and I have left undone the godly things You want me to do. For all of this all I deserve is punishment now and forever. Please do not look on my sins. Look at my Savior, Jesus Christ, and forgive me for His sake.

Word today. P EOPLE:

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

Lea der : Al mi ght y G od, has pr ocl ai med Yo ur debt has been r emoved by Hi s Son, J esus Chri st ! Be at peace. Your si ns ar e f or gi ven !

Le a de r: Lord God, You know we are surrounded by many dangers; we often stumble and fall. Strengthen us in body and mind; P e o p l e : Bring us safely through all temptations through Jesus Christ, Your eternal Son and our Savior. He lives and rules with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

God’s Word For All Psalm 1

“A bad life is a busy life full of bluster and bustle; a good life is full of the joy of God’s Word.” Psalm One

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the advice of the wicked* or stand in the way of sinners. But his delight is in the law of the LORD,* and on His teaching he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water, which yields its fruit in season* and its leaves do not wither. Whatever he does prospers. R e f r ai n

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,* nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. Yes, the Lord approves of the way of the righteous,* but the way of the wicked will perish. Glory be to the Father and to the Son* and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,* is now, and will be forever. Amen. R e f r ai n

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 “Instead, the Lord will raise up for you a prophet like me, an Israelite, a man to whom you must listen and whom you must obey. For this is what you yourselves begged of God at Mount Horeb. There at the foot of the mountain you begged that you might not have to listen to the terrifying voice of God again, or see the awesome fire on the mountain, lest you die. “‘All right,’ the Lord said to me, ‘I will do as they have requested. I will raise up from among them a Prophet, an Israelite like you. I will tell Him what to say, and He shall be My Spokesman to the people. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to Him and heed His messages from Me. But any prophet who falsely claims that his message is from Me shall die. And any prophet who claims to give a message from other gods must die.’

Mark 1:21-28 On the next Sabbath day, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. They were amazed at his teaching, because he was teaching them as one who has authority and not as the experts in the law. Just then there was a man with an unclean spirit in their synagogue. It cried out, “What do we have to do with you, Jesus of Naza-



The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

reth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are —the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked the spirit, saying, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions, and after crying out with a loud voice, it came out of him. Everyone was so amazed that they began to discuss this with each other. They said, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits, and they obey Him! ” News about Him spread quickly through all the region of Galilee .

Doctrine worth dying for is doctrine worth discussing.

This Creed carefully and clearly confesses who the real God is.

Confession of Faith

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church —the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Victory Song of the Day:

Sweet the Moments


I n s t ru ct i o n i n t h e W o rd o f G o d Sunday: T eachi ng T alk - Pi ece by yout h

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4

We Return to the Lord our Thank-Offerings Dear f r i ends we use these f i nancial gi f t s i n our l ocal and wor l dwi de mi ni st r i es. Please know t hat we appr eci at e each gi f t r et ur ned t o God f or Hi s use. But especi al l y i n t hi s day and age, do not f eel like you have to do this act of wor shi p. We ar e t hankf ul t he LORD J esus br ought yo u t o be par t of our f ami l y of f ai t h i n Hi s pr esence t oday.

Prayers, Distribution of the Holy Supper T he Lor d dr aws us t o r ecei ve Hi s t r ue Body and Bl ood i n hol y sacr a ment al communi on wi t h br ead and wi ne. T hi s i s t he hi ghest expr essi on of spi r i t ual uni t y God has gi ven t o Hi s Chr i st i ans on ear th. J esus cr eated Hi s Hol y Co mmu ni on t o be shar ed wi t h t hose bel i ever s who publ i cl y t ook t hei r st and t oget her on Hi s Word. So as a f el l ow bel i ever , st andi ng i n f ul l uni ty wi t h what we t each and pr acti ce, please do not hesi t at e t o r ecei ve t he Lor d ’ s f or gi veness i n Hi s Su pper . T hank you.

Songs from the red song books, Christia n Worship , for use during the distribution: #333cw (#402, 529, 431 if needed)

We sing the Thanksgiving After Communion tune: 8 2 cw Gran t us grace to see You, L o r d , Mi rrored in you r h oly Word. May ou r li ves and all we do Imi tate and hon or You That w e all li ke You may b e At You r great epiph any And may p raise You, ever bl est, God in man mad e man ifest.

7 God freely gives; God’s people freely give; So God’s Gospel . spreads freely.

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; He has anointed Me to preach good news. Luke 4


Benediction and Parting Song He’ s Alive —1 Co 15: 57 God’s Word brings us here in faith. God’s Word works in us to live in love. God’s Word moves us to serve Him freely, in joy.

1. H e i s a l i ve ! H e i s a li v e ! Guilt and sadness all have vanished; l i f t your eyes and see Jesus: Alive! 2. H e i s a l i ve ! H e i s a li v e ! See Him on the clouds of heaven coming soon to take me to His side! 3. H e i s a l i v e ! H e is a l i ve ! Thanks be to God! He gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! H e is a l iv e ! H e is a l i ve !




“"Original sin is in us, like the beard. We are shaved today and look clean, and have a smooth chin; tomorrow our beard has grown again, nor does it cease growing while we remain on earth. In like manner original sin cannot be extirpated from us; it springs up in us as long as we live. Nevertheless we are bound to resist it to our utmost strength, and to cut it down unceasingly." —M.Luther

A CKNOWLEDGEMENTS Scripture from Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) © 2016 The Wartburg Project.| SONGS : H E ’ S A LIVE © Paul A. Tullberg 1981-2018