The Sunday of the Good & Bad Trees (08/02)

Sunday Divine Service – 9:30 am

If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please use lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Use the bulletin linked above with a Lutheran Service Book and pray along with our live stream.

Beware of False Prophets
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matt 7:15). Deceit has its strength in masquerading as the truth. False prophets speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jer. 23:16–29) They deny the judgment of the Lord, speaking peace to the unrepentant, when in truth there is condemnation and wrath. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:20). The “fruits” of a true prophet are not outward righteousness or success but faithfulness in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. This is the will of the Father in heaven, that pastors take heed to the flock, the Father’s adopted ones (Rom. 8:12–17), warning them against the wolves and their lies, and shepherding the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:27–38). For indeed, the cross is that good tree bearing good fruit–namely, the body and blood of Christ, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.

Introit: Ps. 48:1, 3, 11, 14; antiphon: Ps. 48:9-10
Gradual: Ps. 31:2b,1a
Old Testament: Jer. 23:16-29
Psalm 26 (antiphon: v. 12)
NT or Ep: Acts 20:27-38 or Rom. 8:12-17
Proper Verse: Ps. 78:1
Gospel: Matt. 7:15-23

745In God, my faithful GodAuf meinen lieben GottVideo
614As surely as I live, God saidSt. LukeVideo
586Preach you the Word, and plant it homeO Heiland, reiss die Himmel aufVideo
647Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s headReuterVideo
773Hear us, Father, when we prayMorgenglanz der EwigkeitVideo
954We all believe in one true GodWir glauben allVideoHymn Study

Previous Sunday Services:

The Congregation at Prayer – Each Morning at 9 am

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Wednesday Bible Study – 7:30 pm

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