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"The Bread of Heaven Sustains Us With His Life!" 1 Kings 17:8-16
The widow at Zarephath was down to her last meal. The Lord sent the prophet Elijah to be cared for by her. His Word blessed her meager supplies to sustain the prophet and her household until He sent rain. The Second Article of The Faith teaches us to trust in Jesus. Sermon Text: 1 Kings 17:8-16. Sermon Theme: "The Bread of Heaven Sustains Us With His Life!" Preached for the 15th Sunday After Trinity, 25-September-2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
"Remember Whose Sons You Are! 1st Article Creed. Proverbs 4:10-23
"My son listen..." God the Father calls us from death and enslavement under Satan to be His own beloved sons through faith in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit working through His Word.
Sermon Text: Proverbs 4:10-23/The First Article Of The Apostles' Creed. Sermon Theme: "Remember Whose Sons You Are!" Preached for the 14th Sunday After Trinity, 18-September-2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
The ten lepers cried out from a distance, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" (Luke 17:11–19). Their condition cut them off from God and others. So also do the works of the flesh cut us off from God and others. "Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God" (Gal 5:16–24). Thus we cry out with the lepers, "Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy," eagerly seeking His good gifts. Jesus said to the lepers, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed. So too, we walk by faith and not by sight, being confident of Jesus' help before we see any evidence of it, trusting that Jesus' cleansing words of forgiveness will restore us to wholeness in the resurrection. Let us be as the one leper who returned to the true High Priest to give Him thanks and glory. For Jesus bore our infirmities in His sacrifice at Calvary. His words are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh (Prov 4:10–23).
INTROIT:(Psalm 84:1,2a,4,10b,11b; antiphon:Psalm 84:9,10a)
Pastor: Behold our shield, O God, look on the face of Your anointed!
Congregation: For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
P: How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the LORD.
C:Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; ever singing Your praise.
P:I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
C: The LORD bestows favor and honor;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
All: Gloria Patri - pg. 186
Collect of The Day
O Lord, keep Your Church with Your perpetual mercy; and because of our frailty we cannot but fall, keep us ever by Your help from all things hurtful and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. (11) I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. (12) When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. (13) Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. (14) Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. (15) Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on. (16) For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble. (17) For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. (18) But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. (19) The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. (20) My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. (21) Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. (22) For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. (23) Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
It is good to give thanks | to the LORD, *
And to sing praises to Your name, | O Most High;
To declare Your steadfast loves in the | morning, *
And Your faithful | ness by night.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (17) For th
Fear and Love God's Commandments: Close of the Commandments! Isaiah 29:17-24
1 The law of God is good and wise
and sets his will before our eyes,
shows us the way of righteousness,
and dooms to death when we transgress.
Sermon Text: Isaiah 29:17-24 & The Close of the Commandments. Sermon Theme: "Fear and Love God's Commandments: Close of Commandments." Preached for the 12th Sunday after Trinity, 4- September-2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
"Guard Your Heart! 9th & 10th Commandments!" Genesis 4:1-15
God rich in mercy has raised us up in Christ Jesus from being the walking dead following the desires of our hearts to be alive forever. Even if evil slaughter us as Cain did his brother Abel, our blood cries out to God on high confessing Christ Jesus as our Lord and Victory over all sin, death, and the power of the devil.
Sermon Text: Genesis 4:1-15. Sermon Theme: "Guard Your Heart! The 9th & 10th Commandments!" Preached for the 11th Sunday After Trinity, 8/28/2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
The 8th Commandment: God Protects our Reptuation With His Own Blood! 2 Samuel 22:26-34
"With the merciful, you will show yourself merciful!" Our God - Christ Jesus is Mercy! He opens our lips to declare His praise by being kind and forgiving with our words. We are to explain the action of our fellow sinners in the kindest way possible. Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 22:26-34. Sermon Theme: "The 8th Commandment: God Protects Our Reputation With His Own Blood!" Preached for the 9th Sunday After Trinity, 14-August-2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert
"The Seventh Commandment: Protecting Private Property" Jeremiah 23
False prophets lead us away from Jesus to trust in our own works and mammon.
The 8th Sunday After Trinity 7-August-2022
Sermon Text: Jeremiah 23:16-20
Sermon Theme: The Seventh Commandment: Protecting Private Property
Preached at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert