Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
|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 89:1-4, 15-18
|Waiting and Trusting in the Lord
Sing of the Mercies of the Lord
|462: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust
467: Trust and Obey
|Matthew 10:40-42||Receiving the Lord's Messenger and Providing for His Children||453: More Love to Thee, O
591: Rescue the Perishing
|Romans 6:12-23||The Lord Has Provided; We Are Under Grace||381: Savior, Like a Shepherd
616: Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
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.
God bless you--
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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.|