EChurch@Wartburg – 3.19.17 Wade Burleson :Love Does Not Brag and Is Not Arrogant

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

A Prayer of Confession link

I confess to You, Lord, what I am: I am not the person I like others to think I am;
I am afraid to admit even to myself what lies in the depths of my soul.

But I do not want to hide my true self from You.
I believe that You know me as I am, yet You love me.
Help me not to shrink from self-knowledge; teach me to respect myself for your sake;
give me the courage to put my trust in Your guidance and power.

I come with open hands and a receptive mind and heart today,
letting go of my fears, my need for control & my sin.
I trust you to know best. To keep my life in the light and bring it to completion as you see fit.

I trust you to shape me, see me, steer me, stir me, sustain me and sanctify me
as I seek to be available to do your will and be your child.
I pray this in the name of my Perfect Providing Father,
my Forgiving Savior, my Loving Lord and my Sanctifying Spirit, 


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,

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 NIV

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love Does Not Brag and Is Not Arrogant from Emmanuel Enid on Vimeo.

Benediction link

Let us go forth into the world in peace and dedicated to Your service, O Lord.
Let us hold fast to that which is good, render to no person evil for evil,
strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the needy and the afflicted, and honor all people.
Let us love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of His Spirit.
And may God’s blessing be upon us and remain with us always.


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    I have sat in a baptist church system for years and years. The pastor there spoke of his family and experiences in each sermon, often bragging and boasting of the great spirituality of his family and the victimhood of being persecuted for his extra biblical experiences, ie., being drunk in a spirit, receiving extra biblical revelations apart from the Testimony of Jesus Christ, etc. He is a pentecostal, charismatic religious spirit who loves to lord it over others with his extra biblical revelations, often speaking in tongues and stating he has the gift of interpreting tongues. He certainly impressed the congregation with his amazing spirituality, until the day came when he not only repressed the truth of hiding a rapist amongst us due to the fact the rapist was the son of board members (both husband and wife) for over a year, and the church board hid this fact also for over a year meanwhile the rapist still performed in the praise band and attended youth group functions where our children attended.

    The baptist pastor was later fired, dismissed, or in church cancel culture terminology, “departed for a time of restoration,” for soliciting sexual/relational favors from married women he was counseling in the private chambers of his baptist office. Then he was let go and we, as a congregation were kept in the dark, with no explanations, or truth revealed concerning the sin of this pastor. And yet, he still had the gall to preach on sin, and the last of which was a sermon on the jezebel spirit, perhaps his last attempt to brainwash a gullible congregation into believing that women are the end all problem to baptist men’s shortcomings or sins, so to speak.

    I entertained a baptist pastor and his wife at my table in my home, the first place born again believers broke bread, and ministered to one another on a daily basis, per the New Testament. The entirety of the conversation focused on the pastor man and his wife, and the wonderfulness of their lives, their children, and their families. The baptist wife even insisted on playing my piano to show the wonderfulness of her talents.

    Not once, did the baptist pastor man or his wife, ask one single question about our family, no, not a one. This couple spoke down to us, not in love, but in self vanity, proclaiming the greatness of themselves.

    Not only did I serve them a meal out of love, but were required to be their narcissistic supply source during the dinner I labored over out of love for other human beings. And then to sit in his church on Sundays to listen to the greatness of himself, his wife, and family, made me want to vomit and go to the LORD in tears over the lesser sheep, with whom they had no interest in.

    Yes, true love does not brag, and yet the most boastful and braggatory pastors to date as a born again Christian woman, loved and cherished by Jesus Christ, are baptist pastor men and women who claim to love a lord and serve him, meanwhile elevating their own selves through an apostate spirituality called the church.

    And these pastor men, if Jesus were to return in the flesh again, would be, I believe, the first to murder our LORD and Savior, all over again.