EChurch@Wartburg – 8.06.17

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

The TWW community would love to pray for you!

Please include your prayer request in the comment section of this post.

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Here is our Order of Worship

"O Lord, who has mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and enjoy You, for Christ's sake 
 Amen"

St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397) link

Make Me Brave For Life link

God, make me brave for life: 
oh, braver than this. 
Let me straighten after pain, 
as a tree straightens after the rain, 
Shining and lovely again. 
God, make me brave for life; 
much braver than this. 
As the blown grass lifts, 
let me rise 
From sorrow with quiet eyes, 
knowing Thy way is wise. 
God, make me brave, life brings 
such blinding things. 
Help me to keep my sight; 
help me to see aright 
that out of dark comes light. 

(Author unknown)

A prayer by Clement of Rome, early church father, 1st century link

We beg you, Lord, to help and defend us. Deliver the oppressed.
Pity the insignificant. Raise the fallen. Show yourself to the needy.
Heal the sick. Bring back those of your people who have gone astray.
Feed the hungry. Lift up the weak. Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know that you alone are God, that Jesus is your Child,
that we are your people, the sheep that you pasture.
Amen

Scripture Reading:  Luke 18:35-43  (NASB Bible Gateway)

Bartimaeus Receives Sight

As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Come, My Light –– Dimitri of Rostov link

Come, my Light,
and illumine my darkness.
Come, my Life,
and revive me from death.
Come, my Physician,
and heal my wounds.
Come Flame of divine love,
and burn up the thorns of my sins,
kindling my heart
with the flame of thy love.
Amen

Benediction

Jude 1:24-25 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


Comments

EChurch@Wartburg – 8.06.17 — 7 Comments

  1. Thanks, TWW, Deebs, Emmanuel Enid, et al, for this post. Praise God, His holy name, for bringing us through another week with love, joy, and peace, as well as with TWW fellowship of believers.

    Praying for Brothers and Sisters across the globe, whatever their circumstances may be. God’s presence and blessing to all.

  2. “God will never answer any prayer of merit.” (at about the 15 minute mark)
    However, in mercy, Jesus stops and attends.

    Thanks for this word, Pastor Wade. Pride, the merit stance, is a deadly sin.

  3. Great message! My son is visiting me from Tampa and we attended EChurch together this morning and it led to interesting conversations.

    So grateful for EChurch!

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