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November 12, 2017                                                  Last Judgment

Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! God will judge the world justly.

Order of Service

Service of the Word, page 38 in the front of the hymnal

Opening Hymn

Great God, What Do I See and Hear, #208

Prayer of the Day

Lord God Almighty, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that we may always look forward to the end of this present evil age and to the day of your righteous judgment. Keep us steadfast in true and living faith and present us at last holy and blameless before you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen (sung)

First Lesson

Daniel 7:9,10

This dramatic courtroom scene depicts the eternal, majestic God, awesome in power and appearance, taking the judge's seat. The books of evidence are opened before him so that his enemies will be rightly judged.

Psalm of the Day

Psalm 90, page 99 in front of the hymnal

Second Lesson

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The day of the Lord will come suddenly, unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. This call for watchfulness and self-control, the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of salvation.

Gospel Lesson

Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus will separate believers from unbelievers when he returns on the Last Day. Fruits of love for Christ can be seen in the compassion believers have for Christ's brothers. Faithlessness is evidenced by the unbelievers' willingness to let Christ's brother linger in his misery.

Hymn of the Day

Day of Wrath, Oh, Day of Mourning, #209

Sermon

Matthew 25:31-46—"True Humility Never Knows that It Is Humble"

Hymn

At the Name of Jesus, #344

Closing Hymn

O'er the Distant Mountains Breaking, #220