EChurch@Wartburg – 11.2.14

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

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Here is our Order of Worship

A Morning Prayer by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 C.E.) link

“O God, the God of spirits and of all flesh,
 Who is beyond compare, and stands in need of nothing,
Who has given the sun to have rule over the day,
and the moon and the stars to have rule over the night,
now also look down upon us with gracious eyes, and receive our morning thanksgivings,
and have mercy upon us; for we have not ‘spread out our hands to a strange God;’
for there is not among us any new God, but You, the eternal God,
Who are without end, who has given us our being through Christ,
and given us our well-being through Him.
Graciously grant us, through Him, eternal life;
with whom glory, and honor, and worship be to You and to the Holy Spirit forever.


A Prayer of Church Father Irenaeus (died 202 C.E.) asking for growth in grace link

“Give growing maturity to beginners, O Father;
give intelligence to the little ones;
give aid to those who are running their course.
Give sorrow to the negligent;
give fervor of spirit to the lukewarm.
Give to the mature a good end;
for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord.

Luke 5:17-25 (NASB Bible Gateway)

One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there,
who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem;
and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed;
and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him.
But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd,
they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher,
into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.
Seeing their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”
The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,
“Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”
But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them,
“Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say,
Your sins have been forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’
 But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”-
He said to the paralytic—“I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.”
Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on,
and went home glorifying God.

The following song is dedicated to a 19 year old who recently came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ through EChurch. 
To God be the glory!

A Prayer for Tonight by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 C.E.) link

“Watch, dear Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,
and give Your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ.
Rest Your weary ones. Bless Your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones. Pity Your afflicted ones.
Shield Your joyous ones.
And all for Your Love’s sake.


EChurch@Wartburg – 11.2.14 — 4 Comments

  1. Wade, your sermon this morning here at EChurch just filled me with the love and hope that overflowed from you. You are so gifted by the Lord for the position you are filling in the body of Christ and I’m so blessed to be the recipient of those virtues each week.

    I loved the story you told Chuck’s bar and the outcome of that brave visit on your part. I also got a big laugh at the joke about Pastor Dan as well as the passing vehicle and the person who hollered a hello as you were entering the bar. Christians are so lacking in a sense of humor in my opinion. Maybe it just doesn’t “fit” their perception of holy. 🙂 Anyway, thank you for sharing that story.

    I also appreciated the point you made regarding your visit to Anne Frank’s home and Corrie Ten Boom’s. I found it thought provoking when you said we are often more concerned about self-preservation rather than self-sacrifice.

    Deb and Dee, I am rejoicing at the news that a young person found Jesus as the result of EChurch. The beautiful hymns, poetry, prayers, and Wade’s sermons are a perfect setting to experience the love Jesus and His servants are willing to share for the benefit of others. Thanks again for your’s probably bearing more fruit than you’re aware of.

  2. Thank you Pastor for a message of hope for me at a time in my life when I was feeling so discouraged and sad. I believe God led me to listen to this message tonight and may God bless your ministry.

  3. @ Isobel Layman:

    So glad you have joined us here at EChurch. Wade Burleson is a gifted pastor, and we are blessed to have him sharing his messages in this forum.

    Have a wonderful week!