EChurch@Wartburg 06.25.22 Michael Card: The Misunderstood Messiah

For Light to Follow You: A Collect from 440 AD link

O Lord,
direct our steps this day
into the way of peace,
and strengthen our hearts
to obey your commandments.
May the Dayspring visit us from on high,
and give light
to those who sit in darkness
and the shadow of death,
that they may adore you for your mercy,
follow you for your truth,
desire you for your sweetness,
for you are the blessed Lord God of Israel,
now and forever.

The Holy Trinity: Historic Collect for the Holy Trinity: Late Gregorian

Almighty and eternal God,
you have given your servants
who confess of the true faith
the duty to acknowledge
the glory of the eternal Trinity,
and to worship the true Unity
in the power of the divine majesty.
Keep us steadfast in this faith,
and always defend us from all adversities;
for you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
live and reign,
one God, now and forever.

You Lay Bare our Sins: Mozarabic Collect

O God,
you lay bare our sins
when we cloak them with empty excuses,
and in your compassionate wisdom
you remove all doubt
from things uncertain,
and bring forth to light
what was hidden.
When our evil
has been brought home to our conscience,
sprinkle on us the dew of your mercy
and make us white as snow.
Help us amend our lives,
turn your face from our sins,
blot out all our iniquities
and renew our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that rejoicing in his indwelling,
we may continually open our lips
to declare your praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8: 31-39 NIV

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one.
Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sing the Barocha (means Benediction)



EChurch@Wartburg 06.25.22 Michael Card: The Misunderstood Messiah — 3 Comments

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    Thanks, Dee. And thanks for your post regarding Chris Rice. If anyone else performs a couple of his songs, I just might tune in. But regarding him as a performer, never.

    Back in the day, pub songs became hymns. It worked. Salvation Army style.

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    Michael Card… gosh, that takes me back to my student days. Always loved his music. And somehow wasn’t surprised to discover that he had a beard.