12/7/2017 10:35:39 AM
December 10, 2017 Advent 2
Posted under: Advent
Sunday Worship at 8:00am & 10:30am, Spiritual Growth Hour at 9:15am
Welcome to all worshipers of Jesus! John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ by preaching repentance. We also prepare our hearts as we wait for Christ to return.
Order of Service
Service of the Word, page 38 in the front of the hymnal
Arise, O Christian People, #14
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming give us strength in our conflicts and shed light on our path through the darkness of this world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen (sung)
God wants his people comforted. He calls Isaiah to cry out with the message: “All men are like grass...but the Word of our God stands forever.” This message exposes human weakness and comforts broken sinners with God's strength.
Psalm of the Day
Psalm 85, page 97 in front of the hymnal
2 Peter 3:8-14
Peter describes the Lord's patience, his desire for man's repentance, and his sudden return. We do not fear his return, “we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,” and we shape our lives to fit into the pattern of that promise.
John's rough garments and rough lifestyle were in line with his rough message. He was the second Elijah, sent to fill the ditches of despair and level the mountains of pride to make a smooth highway for the King to enter human hearts.
Hymn of the Day
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry, #16
2 Peter 3:8-14—A Vigilant Concern for Life
The Son of God, Our Christ, #525
Love Is the Gracious Gift, #505