Communion worship, Sunday XV after Trinity Week of September 25-30, 2017

Communion worship, Sunday XV after Trinity
Week of September 25-30, 2017
“Receive the Word of God”

Introduction: The Word of God holds a major role in the Kingdom of God. This reflects his manifestation in this world and the fulfillment of his works. In this regard the Apostle John said: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men” Jn 1:1-4. It was an extraordinary event in the world’s story that the prediction of the Messiah’s coming was fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ – the Son of God manifested in the flesh, as attested by the Apostle John: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, ‘This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known” Jn 1:14-18. God wants to have his Word remain in us, so He renewed his covenant: “this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people” Heb 8:10. Keep the covenant of God about his Words in order for it to guard you!

Monday 25: Listen to the Word of God.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one” Dt 6:4.
Reading 1: Mt 11: 7-19; Reading 2: Dt 6:4-7; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Dt 6:4. Other references:
– “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening” 1 Sam 3:9.
– “Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say” Is 28:23.
– “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” Rev 2:7.

Tuesday 26: The Word of God builds up the communion with God.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Rom 8: 35a.
Reading 1: Jer 31:1-6; Reading 2: Rom 8:28-39; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Rom 8:31-35. Other references:
– “If you love me, you will obey what I command” Jn 14:15.
– “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” Col 3:16.

Wednesday 27: The Word of God, everlasting inheritance.
“Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” Lk 10:42b.
Reading 1: Ps 119:65-72; Reading 2: Lk 10:38-42; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Lk 10:41-42. Other references:
– “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” Dt 6:6-7.
– “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” Ps 119:11.
– “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near” Rev 1:3.

Thursday 28: The Word of God gives birth in the Kingdom of God.
“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” Jn 1:12.
Reading 1: Rom 8:26-30; Reading 2: Jn 1:6-16; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Jn 1:12. Other references:
– “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop – a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” Mt 13:8.
– “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God” 1 Pet 1:23.

Friday 29: The Word of God builds up faith.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ” Rom 10:17.
Reading 1: Lk 1:38-45; Reading 2: Rom 10:11-17; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Rom 10:16-17. Other references:
– “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” Mt 7:24.
– “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” Rom 4:20-21.

Saturday 30: Take up the Word of God, weapon of victory.
“Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Eph 6:17b.
Reading 1: Mt 8:5-17; Reading 2: Eph 6:10-17; Preaching 1 (choice); Preaching 2: Eph 6:17. Other references:
– “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” Mt 24:35.
– “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” Heb 4:12.

Note: This pericope is published in Malagasy, French, English and German and can be seen on the sites and and on Facebook “Hifi – english”.

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