EChurch@Wartburg – 5.6.18

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

The Temple Veil (from Wade’s sermon)

Here is our Order of Worship

A Call to Worship link

God of Hope,
we come into your presence this morning
with confidence that you will meet us here.
Where there is sadness, bring joy;
Where there is tiredness, bring refreshment;
Where there is despair, bring a renewed sense of hope.
Let this place be a sanctuary,
a safe haven for us,
a home for holy words and songs and prayers
as we devote ourselves to you.
We pray this in Jesus’ name
Amen

A Prayer of Ambrose (c 339-97) link

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore thee,
a heart to delight in thee,
to follow and to enjoy thee,
for Christ’s sake.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Scripture Reading: Luke 23:44-56 (NASB Bible Gateway)

It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last. Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.” And all the crowds who came together for this spectacle, when they observed what had happened, began to return, beating their breasts. And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeing these things.

Jesus Is Buried

And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man (he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God; this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. And he took it down and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever lain. It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.

And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

The Lord’s Prayer (link)

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

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 – 5.6.18 — 12 Comments

  1. Prayer

    Thanks: Ever grateful for the wonderful TWW community, with the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) and gifts of the Spirit ([gifts as in FREE – no tithe, no covenant, no strings attached] prophecy, service/helps, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading/administration, mercy, wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, healing, effecting of miracles, distinguishing of spirits, various kinds of tongues, the interpretation of tongues, apostles, evangelists, pastors/shepherds).

    Request: God’s help in finishing a project I am working on, through to completion, by His grace and to His glory, ASAP.

    Thanks for praying. God bless you.

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  2. @ Victorious:
    Thanks so much, Victorious. First answer already accomplished: my dog has started eating tonight for the 1st time since on meds – his meds were mixed with his food and he was refusing to eat. Tried tonight a mixture of corned beef hash + meds and he took it all. Licked the bowl. Wow. Praise God and thanks for praying! It’s a good start to recovery. I’ll keep posting progress about these requests here and let you know how God is working.

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  3. On I needed to hear of God’s love. I’m still struggling with my sister’s death. I feel so inadequate and a failure faith wise. Thank you Wade for the reminder of God’s love.

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  4. I am just having a really tough time dealing with all this garbage from Paige Patterson,tullian tchividjian(former congregant and friend), Hybels, and the same things happening in my former local church. My wife wants us to join another congregation but I have just lost any kind of interest in fellowship with any church or doing any kind of Bible study. I am just so fed up. I know we aren’t supposed to put our faith and trust in leaders but these “leaders” are just worthless that I feel I can do better on my own.

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  5. Slash,

    Slash, I believe the Beatitudes that Jesus preached are comfort and encouragement meant especially for someone in a situation like yours — and one that many believers are facing today.

    Those who heard Christ’s words in the Sermon on the Mount would have likely been “fed up” like you and discouraged with the corruption and false teaching of the religious leaders of their time.

    Please take heart in God’s words:

    Matthew 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

    Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

    Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

    Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

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