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Why Your Spouse is So Bad!

Mark 10:2-16

Rev. Alan J. Wollenburg

18th S. a. Pentecost
Concordia Lutheran Church  
Sikeston, MO

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Sun, Oct 4, 2009
18th S. a. Pentecost

Standard LSB B Readings:
First: Genesis 2:18-25
Epistle: Heb. 2:1-13(14-18)
Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
Psalm: Psalm 128:1ff 1

 

Rev. Alan J. Wollenburg - Concordia Ev. Lutheran Church - Sikeston, MO

"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" In our day and age no one even asks that question! But those who know God's creating purpose in the Garden of Eden rightly ask if divorce is permissible. We know that we are guilty of sin! We have not honored marriage - our own marriage or others' marriages! We have each contributed to the misery which too often exists in our relationships. As we are led to repentance, we rejoice to know that there is a perfectly faithful Bridegroom Who still loves us. Be blessed as Pastor preaches on Mark 10:2-16 on the theme: "Why Your Spouse Is So Bad!" +

CALL to WORSHIP

P The holy Scriptures teach us about how marriage began, about God's purpose in it, how we should live in it, and what is wrong in our homes.

C Christian husbands are to be the spiritual leaders of their homes and are to love their wives as Christ loved the Church and died for it (Eph. 5); wives are to submit to their husbands as to the Lord (Eph. 5); and children are to obey their parents in everything (Col. 3:20).

P Holy Scripture points out all our sins. In Proverbs we are taught that " . . . A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; . . ." (Prov 27:15)

C As we live in this sin-filled world, God teaches us His will. In Titus 2, God's Word says, "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, . . . ." (Titus 2:11-12)

HYMN - "O Father, All Creating" LSB 858

INTROIT

P Unless the Lord builds the house,

C Those who build it labor in vain.

P Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,

C the fruit of the womb a reward.

P Like arrows in the hand of a warrior

C are the children of one's youth.

P Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! 

C He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

ALL Glory be to the Father and to the T Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

P Unless the Lord builds the house,

C Those who build it labor in vain. (Psalm 127:3-5; antiphon, Psalm 127:1a)

COLLECT of the DAY

Merciful Father, Your patience and loving-kindness toward us have no end. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may always think and do those things that are pleasing in Your sight; through Jesus Christ, Your son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Genesis 2:18-25

The GRADUAL

P He will commnand His angels concerning you

C to guard you in all your ways.

P Bless the Lord, O my soul,

C and all that is within me, bless His holy name! (Psalm 91:11; 103:1)

Hebrews 2:1-18

The VERSE

P Alleluia. Let the little chilren come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Alleluia. (Mk. 10:14)

Mark 10:2-16

HYMN - "Gracious Savior, Grant Your Blessing" LSB 860

COMMUNION HYMNS

+ "I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table" LSB 618

+ "Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise" LSB 522

+ "Wide Open Stand the Gates" LSB 639

SENDING HYMN - "Oh, Blest the House" - LSB 862





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