Worship Services 8:00am Traditional 10:15am Contemporary
Pastor Bob Hiller
Ezekiel 37:8-9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, sone of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'"
1. The days of God's Word being a ____________ word has long __________.
2. For our God, the valley of dry bones looks like ____________ ____________ to plant His Word!
3. God chooses to send ____________ as the ____________ through which His Spirit will raise the dead!
Take It With You!
Here are some further thoughts to help you contemplate and celebrate Christ's Easter victory over sin, death, and the devil!
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
That we may obtain this faith, the Ministry of Teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. For through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Ghost is given, who works faith; where and when it pleases God, in them that hear the Gospel, to wit, that God, not for our own merits, but for Christ's sake, justifies those who believe that they are received into grace for Christ's sake.
Augsburg Confession, Article V: Of the Ministry