Book of Concord, Bible Class #32: The Term Antichrist

This Bible study examines the term AntiChrist.

Quiz #31 (yellow sheet): Quiz-31-for-May-10-2020-Apology-XIV.pdf
Overhead:  The-Term-AntiChrist.pdf

Note 1: A Divine Service was also video recorded and is available at trinityh.org, under the tab, Sermons
Note 2: This is the audio only post.  The vimeo video is also available.   Click here –>  Vimeo Video for Class #32

Divine Service for Easter Four – May 10, 2020

Service Bulletin:  Easter-Four-Divine-Service-for-Online-5-10-2020.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1913-The-Holy-Spirit’s-Implanted-Word.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”  LW 123, TLH 195
3:15   Service Begins
9:30  Readings:  Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, St. John 16:5-15
13:50 Nicene Creed
17:25  Hymn “Oh, Sing with Exaltation” TLH 217
18:30  Sermon “The Holy Spirit’s Implanted Word” James 1:21  (length 16:45 minutes)
35:15  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
36:00  The Prayer of the Church
44:20  Communion Liturgy
57:15  Service ends
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo Video for Easter Four
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

For the Church, In time of Trial

LET the sorrows and woes of Thy suffering Church come before Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, and as Thou hast promised to be with her always, even unto the end of the world, hallow the trials by Thy loving, strengthening presence and strengthen her to endure affliction faithfully, enable her to carry her cross after Thee and to be faithful even unto death that she may come to the glory which Thou wilt reveal, where Thou livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  (Oremus, 1925, p.68).

#36 Where God Built a Church, the devil Built a Chapel Beside It

Now when the devil saw that God built such a holy church, he was not idle, and erected his chapel beside it, larger than God’s temple. This is how he did it: he noticed that God utilized outward things, like baptism, word, sacrament, keys, etc., whereby he sanctified his church. And since the devil is always God’s ape, trying to imitate all God’s things and to improve on them, he also tried his luck with external things purported to make man holy—just as he tries with rain-makers, sorcerers, exorcists of devils, etc. He even has the Lord’s Prayer recited and the gospel read over them to make it appear a great holy possession. Thus he had popes and papists consecrate or sanctify water, salt, candles, herbs, bells, images, Agnus Dei, pallia, chasubles, tonsures, fingers, hands—who can tell it all?—finally the monks’ cowls to a degree that many people died and were buried in them, believing that thereby they would be saved. Now it would have been fine indeed if God’s word or a blessing or a prayer were spoken over these created things, as children do over their food or over themselves when they go to bed and when they arise. St. Paul says of this, “Everything created by God is good, and is consecrated by the word of God and prayer” [I Tim. 4:4–5]. The creature derives no new power from such a practice, but is strengthened in its former power.  (Luther’s Works, v.41, p.167-168)

Picture: Come Unto Me Statue

Divine Service for Easter Three May 3 2020

Service Bulletin:  Easter-Three-Divine-Service-for-Online-5-3-2020-1.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1912-Do-Not-Judge-by-Your-Feelings.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”  LW 123, TLH 195
3:35   Service Begins, p.136
10:05  Readings:  Isaiah 40:25-31, 1 Peter 2:11-20, St. John 16:16-22
15:45 Nicene Creed, p.141
17:25  Hymn “With High Delight Let Us Unite” LW 134
20:15  Sermon “Do Not Judge by Your Feelings” John 16:20  (length 17:30 minutes)
37:50  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
38:55  The Prayer of the Church
45:50  Communion Liturgy, p.144
59:30  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo Video for Easter Three
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

Book of Concord, Bible Class #31: Ap. XIV. Ecclesiastical Order

This Bible study examines Apology, article XIV. Ecclesiastical Order

Quiz #30 (peach sheet): Quiz-30-for-May-3-2020-Apology-XVIII-XIX.pdf
Text of the Apology XIV: Apology-XIV-Ecclesiastical-Order.pdf

Review Text of the Apology XVIII for quiz 30:  Apology-XVIII-Free-Will.pdf
Review Text of the Apology XIX for quiz 30:  Apology-XIX-Of-the-Cause-of-Sin.pdf

Note 1: A Matins service was also video recorded and is available at trinityh.org, under the tab, Sermons
Note 2: This is the audio only post.  The vimeo video is also available.   Click here –>  Vimeo Video for Class #31

Divine Service for Sts. Philip and James May 1 2020

Service Bulletin:  St-Philip-and-St-James-2016.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1911-No-Separation-Between-Jesus-and-the-Father.pdf

0:00  Hymn “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”  LW 123, TLH 195
3:00   Service Begins
9:10  Readings:  Malachi 3:16-18, Ephesians 2:19-22, St. John 14:1-14
13:30 Nicene Creed
15:10  Hymn “You are the Way; to You Alone” LW 283
22:30  Sermon “No Separation between Jesus and Father” John 14:9 (length 11 minutes)
29:00  “Create in Me…” LW p.143
29:50  The Prayer of the Church
35:45  Communion Liturgy
49:00  Service ends

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo Video for Divine Service
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

For Synod. 2

O ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who hast given the Comforter to Thy Church that He should abide with it forever: Pour forth the blessing of Thy Spirit on our pastors now assembled … (about to assemble) … in Thy name: defend their hearts from all hindrances of this world, and from all earthly feeling; grant them abundantly, steadfastness of faith, purity of love, sincere desire for peace, and firmness of authority, that they, by the help of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, may both rule Thy flock committed to their care, according to Thy will, and also, together with their people, receive from the great Shepherd and Bishop of us all the rewards which are promised to Thy saints, and be united to the number of Thine elect; through the Same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.  (Oremus, 1925, p.74-75).

Matins for Easter Two April 26 2020

Service Bulletin:  Easter-Two-Matins-for-Online-4-26-2020.pdf
Printed Sermon:  SRM1910-The-Risen-Jesus-is-Gathering-Gods-Sheep.pdf

0:00 Hymn #416 “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want”
2:20 Order of Matins, p.208
3:10 Venite with Easter Invitatory, p.209
5:10 Hymn #300 “Do Not Despair, O Little Flock”
8:15 Psalm 23
10:40 Readings:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 10:11-16
14:05 Responsory for Easter, p.213
15:30 Sermon “The Risen Jesus is Gathering God’s Sheep”  Ezekiel 34:23 (length: 17 minutes)
31:50 Te Deum, p.214
35:30 Prayers
41:40 Hymn #143 “The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done”
44:15 Hymn #123 “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
47:40 total time

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL)
This post is the audio, if you want the video CLICK HERE –>  Vimeo Video for Easter Two
Note: The Bible class was also recorded and will be available at trinityh.org.

Book of Concord, Bible Class #30: Ap. XVIII. Free Will and XIX. Cause of Sin

This Bible study examines Apology, articles XVIII. Free Will and XIX. Cause of Sin

Quiz #298 (grey sheet): Quiz-29-for-Apr-26-2020-Apology-XII.pdf
Text of the Apology XVIII:  Apology-XVIII-Free-Will.pdf
Text of the Apology XIX:  Apology-XIX-Of-the-Cause-of-Sin.pdf

Note 1: A Matins service was also video recorded and is available at trinityh.org, under the tab, Sermons
Note 2: This is the audio only post.  The vimeo video is also available.   Click here –>  Vimeo Video for Class #30