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A Father’s Heart ~ Malachi 4:5–6

 

DEVELOPING THE HEART OF THE FATHER

Fathers Day

 

A Father’s Heart

Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Bulletin – Sunday, June 20, 2010

 

Prelude Old English Folk Tune (Allan Mahnke); Andante (L. Dollhopf)

Welcome Pastor Tim Stafford

Baby Dedication Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

Scripture Reading Selections from Matthew 6 (ESV) Vivienne Dawkins

        “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:

        “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

        “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?          And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

         Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

         But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

“Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” Hymnal 1 (Tune: Lauda Anima)

“Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty” Hymnal 62

“Awesome in This Place” (David Billington)

“Think about His Love” Hymnal 158

 

Anthem Sanctuary Choir; Julia Baad, soloist “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” (arr. Howard Helvey)

 

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offertory “Wondrous Love” (Anthony Giamanco)

 

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

A Father’s Testimony Larry McCarthy, Jr.

 

A Father’s Heart

Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

“Be Thou My Vision” Hymnal 562

Benediction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Postlude (Karl Wolfrum)

 

This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering

 

The Greatest Story Ever Told

THE GOD WHO RESCUES

Leviticus 16 and Exodus 3

Rev. Steve Mason

 


 

Pastor to People

         Thanks, friends, for your prayers for Rebecca and me while we were in Europe . God gave us a great tour, with new friends and new experiences. We are thankful for the ongoing ministry of our pastoral staff and leadership of The Moody Church in our absence.

         Each summer the elders have graciously given me permission to be absent from the pulpit for a number of weeks. This summer, my schedule will be intermittent; for example, although I will be absent next Sunday, I will be back speaking on Sunday, July 4. That morning my topic will be “When a Nation Forgets God.” Then, of course, Rebecca and I will enjoy our inspiring Fourth of July celebration that afternoon.

         Next Sunday morning we will have the privilege of hearing from a brilliant young scholar, Dr. Peter Williams, who will speak in our morning service. He was educated in Cambridge and returned to teach there as well as in other academic institutions. He is making a great impact for the Gospel in the scholarly world. We will not only be blessed but informed, motivated and challenged.

Have a great week.

Pastor Lutzer

 


 

 

Sermon Notes – Sunday, June 20, 2010

 

A FATHER’S HEART

Malachi 4:5–6

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

 

Malachi 4 ESV
The Great Day of the LORD

5(M) “Behold, I will send you(N) Elijah the prophet(O) before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 6And he will(P) turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and(Q) strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.”[c]

 

1. A Father’s Example

 

2. A Father’s Instruction

 

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3. A Father’s Failure

 

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Real Christianity

 

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!

 

The Death of Jesus

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Luke 23:46 ESV

 

 

Real Christianity

Luke 23:32–46

Dr. John Dickson

 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Bulletin – Sunday, June 13, 2010

 

Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organist

Old Hundredth and Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word (arr. Piet Post)

 

Welcome Mary Whelchel

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

“Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above” Hymnal 97

 

Scripture Reading Psalm 77:1–15 (ESV) Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.

In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;

in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;

my soul refuses to be comforted.

When I remember God, I moan;

When I meditate, my spirit faints.

You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I consider the days of old, the years long ago.

I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.”

Then my spirit made a diligent search:

“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable?

Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?

Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”

Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”

I will remember the deeds of the Lord;

Yes, I will remember your wonders of old.

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?

You are the God who works wonders;

you have made known your might among the peoples.

You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph.

 

“Children of the Heavenly Father” Hymnal 719

“Before the Throne of God Above”

 

Anthems Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

 

“He, Watching Over Israel” from Elijah (Felix Mendelssohn)

He, watching over Israel, slumbers not, nor sleeps.

Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, He will quicken thee.

(Text from Psalm 121:4 and 1 Kings 19:8)

 

“My Song in the Night”

O Jesus, my Savior, my song in the night,

Come to us with Thy tender love, my soul’s delight.

Unto Thee, O Lord, in affliction I call – my comfort by day and my song in the night.

O why should I wander, an alien from Thee? Or cry in the desert, Thy face to see?

My comfort and joy, my soul’s delight – O Jesus, my Savior, my song in the night.

(Southern Folk Hymn, arr. Paul Christiansen)

 

“Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer” (Getty)

 

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offertory “Blessed Be the Name” (arr. John Innes)

 

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Real Christianity

Luke 23:32–46

Dr. John Dickson

 

Song of Response

Benediction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Postlude in G Minor (Francis Linley)

 

After the Morning Service, 11:30 AM

 

Special Seminar

PROMOTING THE GOSPEL

Dr. John Dickson

 

This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering

 

The Greatest Story Ever Told

THE GOD WHO JUDGES

Genesis 3:1–15

Rev. Steve Mason

 


 

Pastor to People

         Today we welcome Dr. John Dickson to The Moody Church. Dr. Dickson is a world-class biblical apologist, and we are honored to have him speak twice today, in our morning worship service, and again, immediately after the conclusion of our service. Please stay for the second hour if your schedule allows.

         We also welcome Pastor Lutzer back today! Pastor and Rebecca have just returned from leading a tour group of the Reformation sites.

         On a more personal note, yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of officiating at the wedding of Michael Best (our Pastor for Student Discipleship) and Kristin Gruber. Extend your congratulations to them as you have opportunity.

With thanksgiving for you,

Hutz H. Hertzberg

Executive Pastor

 


 

 

Sermon Notes – Sunday, June 13, 2010

 

REAL CHRISTIANITY

Luke 23:32–46

Dr. John Dickson

 

Luke 23:32-46 ESV

The Crucifixion

 

32(AN) Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33(AO) And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals,(AP) one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, “Father,(AQ) forgive them,(AR) for they know not what they do.”[b] And they cast lots(AS) to divide his garments. 35And(AT) the people stood by, watching,(AU) but(AV) the rulers(AW) scoffed at him, saying,(AX) “He saved others;(AY) let him save himself,(AZ) if he is(BA) the Christ of God,(BB) his Chosen One!” 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and(BC) offering him sour wine 37and saying,(BD) “If you are(BE) the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38(BF) There was also an inscription over him,[c] “This is(BG) the King of the Jews.”

39(BH) One of the criminals who were hanged(BI) railed at him,[d] saying, “Are you not(BJ) the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42And he said, “Jesus, remember me(BK) when you come into your kingdom.” 43And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in(BL) Paradise.”

The Death of Jesus

44(BM) It was now about the sixth hour,[e] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[f] 45while the sun’s light failed. And(BN) the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Then Jesus,(BO) calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father,(BP) into your hands I(BQ) commit my spirit!” And having said this(BR) he breathed his last.

 

 

 

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A Lasting Peace ~ Angles on the Cross, Part Two

 

“True Peace”

     

A Lasting Peace - Angles on the Cross, Part Two 

A Lasting Peace ~ Angles on the Cross, Part Two

 

Peace Of God

 

“Relational Harmony”

 

 

The Ministry of Reconciliation

“That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:19 ESV

 

 

Angles on the Cross, Part Two

A Lasting Peace

Romans 5:1–11

Pastor Eric Naus

 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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A Lasting Peace

 

 

Bulletin – Sunday, June 6, 2010

 

JESUS PAID IT ALL

 

Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organist

“Trumpet Voluntary” (George Guest)

 

Welcome Abby Naus

 

Invocation Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

 

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” Hymnal 682

“In Christ Alone”

“Everlasting God”

 

Presentation to the Class of 2010 Dr. Hutz Hertzberg and Michael Best

 

Scripture Reading 1 Timothy 4:12 , 6:11 –16 (ESV) Michael Best

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

 

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

 

Offertory Revolution’s Cry Youth Choir; Samuel Mason, solo “Slow Down”

 

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

 

Anthem Sanctuary Choir “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

 

Angles on the Cross, Part Two

A Lasting Peace

Romans 5:1–11

Pastor Eric Naus

 

“Jesus Paid It All” Hymnal 305

 

Statement of Faith

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried…The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, God’s holy church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

(This statement of faith is adapted from The Apostles’ Creed )

 

Service of Communion

 

Fellowship Offering

Benediction Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

 

This Evening at 5:00pm , Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering

 

The Greatest Story Ever Told

The God Who Creates (Genesis 1-2)

Rev. Steve Mason

 


 

Pastor to People

         This morning we have the poignant opportunity to come to the “Lord’s table” as we partake in communion together. All Christians walking in fellowship with Christ are invited to come, regardless of whether you are a member of The Moody Church or not.

         Today we have the wonderful opportunity to hear from Pastor Eric Naus as he brings us part two of Angles on the Cross. And tonight we begin a new series in our Sunday Evening Gathering, with Pastor Steve Mason speaking on The Greatest Story Ever Told.

         Pastor Lutzer continues with his Reformation tour in Europe . Lord willing, he will be with us next Sunday. Thank you for your prayers for him and all of our ministry staff. We are grateful for our partnership with you in the Gospel.

His and yours,

Hutz H. Hertzberg

Executive Pastor

 


 

Sermon Notes – Sunday, June 6, 2010

 

Angles on the Cross, Part Two

A Lasting Peace

Romans 5:1–11

Pastor Eric Naus

 

Romans 5 ESV

Peace with God Through Faith

 

1(A) Therefore, since we have been justified by faith,(B) we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also(C) obtained access by faith[b] into this grace(D) in which we stand, and(E) we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we(F) rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering(G) produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and(H) hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love(I) has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

6For(J) while we were still weak, at the right time(K) Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but(L) God shows his love for us in that(M) while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore,(N) we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from(O) the wrath of God. 10For if(P) while we were enemies(Q) we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by(R) his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received(S) reconciliation.

  

2 Corinthians 5 ESV

The Ministry of Reconciliation

 

19that is, in Christ God was reconciling[c] the world to himself,(AD) not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us(AE) the message of reconciliation.

 

 

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 ~ A Demonstrated Justice ~ Angles on the Cross, Part One

  

The Cross

  

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  A Demonstrated Justice ~ Angles on the Cross, Part One

  

Angles on the Cross, Part One

A Demonstrated Justice

Romans 3:21–26

Pastor Eric Naus

Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Prelude Dr. Paul Satre, organ “Prelude and Fugue in E Minor” (Johann Sebastian Bach)

Welcome Michael Best

Invocation Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

“My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” Hymnal 528

Scripture Reading Ephesians 2:4-7 and Titus 2:11-14; 3:5-7 (ESV) Joyce Lowman

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

“The Solid Rock” Hymnal 526

“Rock of Ages” Hymnal 342

Music Bethany Thrower, solo “The Hand Song”

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Hutz Hertzberg with Chaplain Vince Lambert

Offertory Dr. Paul Satre, organ

“Come, All Christians, Be Committed” Sacred Harp (arr. Wilbur Held)

“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

“Lead Me to the Cross”

“Once Again”

Scripture Reading Romans 3:21–26 (ESV) Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Angles on the Cross, Part One

A Demonstrated Justice

Romans 3:21–26

Pastor Eric Naus

“Once Again”

Benediction Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

Joni and Friends STAMP Team Commissioning

Postlude “All Creatures of Our God and King” (arr. Wilbur Held)

This Evening at 5:00pm , Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering

The Pace of Faith

The Faith to Stand

Pastor Bob Gunter


 Pastor to People

This weekend, we pause to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, men and woman who have served in our military and died in defense of our freedoms. We thank God for each one, and for the freedoms we enjoy in our country, including the freedom to worship God today.

Today, we look forward to hearing from Eric Naus, Pastor for University Students as he speaks to us from Romans 3:21-26 on the topic Angles on the Cross: A Demonstrated Justice.

Please keep Pastor Lutzer in prayer as he is currently away leading a tour of the Reformation sites. And please pray for us as a church that God will pour out His grace and glory upon us.

Gratefully His and yours,

Hutz Hertzberg

Executive Pastor


  

Sermon Notes – Sunday, May 30, 2010

  

 

Angles on the Cross Part One

A DEMONSTRATED JUSTICE

Romans 3:21–26

Pastor Eric Naus

Romans 3 ESV

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21But now(AD) the righteousness of God(AE) has been manifested apart from the law, although(AF) the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22the righteousness of God(AG) through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.(AH) For there is no distinction: 23for(AI) all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24(AJ) and are justified(AK) by his grace as a gift,(AL) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God(AM) put forward as(AN) a propitiation(AO) by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in(AP) his divine forbearance he had passed over(AQ) former sins. 26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

A Demonstrated Justice

Romans 3:21-26 – How can God, the great judge of the universe, forgive guilty sinners but still uphold justice? Romans 3 shows us that the other side of forgiveness is payment, and Jesus paid it all.

The Cross

Gods Righteousness

Forgiveness ~ Payment 

God

 

Just And The Justifier

Gods Righteousness On The Cross

Gods Righteous Initiative, Verdict and Character

Romans 3:21-26 ESV

  1. Gods Righteous Initiative 21-22
  2. Gods Righteous Verdict 22-25
  3. Gods Righteous Character 25-26

 

Romans 1 ESV 
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
 
18For(AJ) the wrath of God(AK) is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Romans 2 ESV

God’s Righteous Judgment

5But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are(G) storing up(H) wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

6(I) He will render to each one according to his works: 7to those who(J) by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8but for those who are self-seeking[a] and(K) do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. 9There will be tribulation and distress(L) for every human being who does evil, the Jew(M) first and also the Greek, 10but glory and honor and(N) peace for everyone who does good,(O) the Jew first and also the Greek. 11For(P) God shows no partiality.

Romans 3 ESV

No One Is Righteous
 

9What then? Are we Jews[a] any better off?[b] No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both(N) Jews and(O) Greeks, are(P) under sin, 10as it is written:
(Q) “None is righteous, no, not one;
11no one understands;
   no one seeks for God.
12All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
   no one does good,
   not even one.”

19Now we know that whatever(Y) the law says it speaks to those who are under the law,(Z) so that every mouth may be stopped, and(AA) the whole world may be held accountable to God.

22 Corinthians 5 ESV

The Ministry of Reconciliation

21(AH) For our sake he made him to be sin(AI) who knew no sin, so that in him we might become(AJ) the righteousness of God.

“Jesus Paid It All”

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

…”all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus”…

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