EChurch@Wartburg – 11.4.12

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The Trinitarian Prayer of John Stott link
Good morning heavenly Father, good morning Lord Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father I worship you as the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Lord Jesus, I worship you, Saviour and Lord of the world.
Holy Spirit, I worship you, sanctifier of the people of God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.
Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life:
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.

Prayer of St. Benedict link
O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord.


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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:24-29 (NASB Bible Gateway)

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,  considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.

The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)
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, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

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EChurch@Wartburg – 11.4.12 — 11 Comments

  1. Good morning all!

    Wade, I noticed something especially beautiful today about your sermons. You have the remarkable ability to combine an invitation to unbelievers, milk to new believers and solid food to mature believers all in one. That is a gift for sure. I’m thankful for that gift and your willingness to use it for the building up of the body.

    The story about Seth and his autism was so heartwarming.

    Thank you all once again for providing this ministry. The song, “Love Crucified” was one I’d not heard and it was a blessing.

  2. I was encouraged and strengthened by today’s message. Moses is such an inspiration. He left behind him the riches of Egypt and his position as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, knowing by faith that identifying himself with God and His people was of inestimable worth. And his faith filled him with the courage he needed to stand against the most powerful man in the world, pronounce the plagues that would result from the hardness of Pharaohs heart, and trust that God would fight for him. And He did! What a glorious story of Gods provision, protection & promise being revealed through the amazing story of Moses and the Lord’s deliverance of the Hebrews from their captivity.

    The Lord will fight for you!

    Amen! Go forth. Faith works!

  3. In my opinion, one of the bad things to come out of the Enlightenment was a sort of uber-rationalism that pooh-poohs the supernatural as something quaint and untenable. Alleged supernatural events must always have a rational explanation. And so it goes with the Israelite crossing the Red Sea. Most high powered Christian academics (both scientist & non-scientist) will gravitate toward “the sea of reeds” scenario rather than a gulf of Aqaba deep water crossing, even though the Biblical narrative will not support the former.

    I also find it ironic that one of the intellectual titans of the Enlightenment, Isaac Newton, had no problem with the supernatural, yet many of his present day devotees do.

  4. Evie,

    I agree with your assessment of the inspiration that comes from the life of Moses. Turning his back on the treasures of Egypt for the reproach of Christ–a pretty amazing choice, considering how much wealth Moses had in the royal court of Egypt

  5. Muff Potter,

    “I also find it ironic that one of the intellectual titans of the Enlightenment, Isaac Newton, had no problem with the supernatural, yet many of his present day devotees do.”

    That’s a great conclusion to some excellent observations in your comment. Well stated.

  6. Oh Wade, how did you know that I needed this message right now in my life? It is as if you were talking directly to me. Thank you. I want to thank God for this message also. thank you God, and help grow my faith.

    I want to ask you all to pray for my sister, Toni, as she battles Stage IV breast cancer. Numerous lesions have returned on her brain. We are praying for a miracle and trust that God will shower his love and comfort upon her.

    thank you all.

  7. Scooter’s Mom,

    Toni is in our prayers! If you would email me her mailing address, we will send her a prayer gram from Rachelle and me and all of our our Wednesday night Bible study group who prays for people weekly. Our prayer requests will now include Toni! You may email me at

  8. Oh, you guys, you bring tears to my eyes. I am not used to this type of outpouring of love. Thank you so much.

    Yes, Wade I will email you with her address. I know she will be touched by your compassion.