Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Happy New Year!
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son,
that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger;
and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil,
that all my doings and life may please You.
For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things.
Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me.
(Then go joyfully to your work, singing a hymn, like that of the Ten Commandments, or whatever your devotion may suggest.)
God, forgive us.
Our communion is not always visible to the world.
Sometimes we allow threats to unity to enter the church,
making it hard to see that we are your community.
We act as though we do not need each other. We do not always love one another.
We do not know and bear one another’s burdens. We fail to build each other up.
We do not always give ourselves willingly and joyfully to one another.
Forgive us, and strengthen us so that we may live in the unity that you grant us.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God
the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Wade Burleson is out of town and he does not post his sermons until a week after he preaches which is a problem since I will be away for the next two weeks. Therefore, I will post the next three sermons by my former pastor, Pete Briscoe.
Scripture: Hebrews 2:1
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. (NIV)
May the Father’s hand
keep you from stumbling,
the footprints of Jesus
give you confidence to follow,
and the fire of the Spirit
keep you warm and safe
in your walk with God this day.