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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 8(13)
June 27, 1999

Unifying Theme:
The Lord Asks All; Promises All; Provides All

Scripture Theme Hymns
Genesis 22:1-14
Jeremiah 28:5-9
The Lord Will Provide
The Prophet of Peace
672: God Be with You till We Meet Again
714: I Know Whom I Have Believed
Psalm 13
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Waiting and Trusting in the Lord
Sing of the Mercies of the Lord
462: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
467: Trust and Obey
Matthew 10:40-42 Receiving the Lord's Messenger and Providing for His Children 453: More Love to Thee, O Christ
591: Rescue the Perishing
Romans 6:12-23 The Lord Has Provided; We Are Under Grace 381: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
616: Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast

Featured Hymn
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Hymn #462
Words by Louisa M. R. Stead
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

How many lessons can be found in a single story? Perhaps the answer depends on who hears the story and how many times they hear it. This week we read once again the story of Abraham who was commanded to take Isaac to the mountain and make a sacrifice to God. What a frightening thought! We read on about the way that Abraham built the altar, laid the wood, and bound his son. The tension and the terror continue to rise as Abraham lifts his hand to plunge his knife into Isaac.

1. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise,
and to know, "Thus saith the Lord."
2. O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
just to trust his cleansing blood;
and in simple faith to plunge me
neath the healing, cleansing flood!
3. Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
just from sin and self to cease;
just from Jesus simply taking
life and rest, and joy and peace.
4. I'm so glad I learned to trust thee,
precious Jesus, Savior, friend;
and I know that thou art with me,
wilt be with me to the end.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I've proved him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!

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Passages suggested are from The Revised Common Lectionary: Consultation on Common Texts (Abingdon Press, 1992) copyright © by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P.O. Box 340003, Room 381, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Reprinted with permission of CCT.