4th Midweek Lenten Service - March 10

WED., MARCH 10, 2021    4th MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH
PASTOR: Rev. Harry M. Krolus
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OPENING HYMN: 436 “Go To Dark Gethsemane”
Go to dark Gethsemane, You who feel the tempter's pow'r; Your Redeemer's conflict see; Watch with Him one bitter hour; Turn not from His griefs away; Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
Follow to the judgment hall; View the Lord of life arraigned; O the worm-wood and the gall! O the pangs His soul sustained! Shun not suff'ring, shame, or loss; Learn of Him to bear the cross.
Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb There' adoring at His feet, Mark the miracle of time, God's own sacrifice complete: "It is finished!" Hear the cry; Learn of Jesus Christ to die.
Early hasten to the tomb Where they laid his breathless clay; All is solitude and gloom; Who hath taken Him away? Christ is ris'n! He meets our eyes: Savior, teach us so to rise.


THE INVOCATION
P.     In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C. Amen.

APPROACHING THE WORD
P. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

C. The word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.

P. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

C. The Lord sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.

P. “The word that goes forth from my mouth shall not return to me empty,” says the Lord.

C. “It shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

OPENING PRAYER
P. Heavenly Father, although we deserved only condemnation for our sins, in your grace you sent your Son to be our Savior. Jesus our Lord who was innocent of all sin, suffered injustice and a cruel death so that we, through faith in his name, would be justified before you. During this Lenten season, help us to focus our eyes and our hearts on our Lord’s cross and on his empty tomb. Hear our prayer and accept our praise in the name of Jesus.


C. Amen.

THE PSALM FOR THE DAY: Psalm 35:11-13, 15, 27
P. Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.

C. They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn.

P. Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

C. But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.

P. May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “

C. The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
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TONIGHT’S STUDY: INJUSTICE

I.  What is injustice?


II. Micah 3:9-12

A. What have the Israelites done to deserve God’s justice?


B. What will be the consequence?


III. Micah 6:6-8

What does God really desire from us?


B. Why then do you think the sacrificial system was put in place?


IV.  John 11:45-53

Why are the Pharisees so angry with Jesus?


B. Why do they plot to seek his death?


V.    Matthew 26:57-67; Luke 23:13-25

A. What are some of the ways Jesus is denied justice during his trial before the Jewish court?

B. What are some of the ways Jesus is denied justice during his trial before Pilate?


VI. Romans 3:21-26

A. What do we deserve from the hand of God?


B. What do we receive from the hand of God, and why?



VII.  Things To Ponder

A. How does the saying, “You get what you deserve,” stand in contrast to God’s grace in Jesus?


B. How might we better reflect God’s grace in our lives rather than giving others what they deserve?
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HYMN: 437 “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” (1,2)
Alas! and did my Savior bleed, And did my Sov'reign die? Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I?
Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity, grace unknown, And love beyond degree!

A RESPONSIVE READING
P. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.

C. And give no opportunity to the devil.

P. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger clamor, and slander,

C. Be put away from you, along with all malice.

P. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,

C. Forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.


P. Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children.

C. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

CLOSING PRAYER
Lord Jesus, you are the promised Messiah, the Prince of Peace who rules in righteousness and judges in fairness. Yet you allowed yourself to suffer injustice, as enemies plotted your death and lies were told against you. For our sake you stood silent before the condemnation of an unjust judge. For us you suffered a cruel death and for us you rose in triumph on the third day. In your name we have forgiveness of sins and in you we have an Advocate with the Father. We will praise your name for all eternity. Amen

THE BENEDICTION
P. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord lead you as you take up your cross to follow him. The Lord grant you salvation and guide your feet in the way of peace.

C. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  439 “O Dearest Jesus” (10-12)
Yet unrequited, Lord, I would not leave Thee; I will renounce whate’er doth vex or grieve Thee And quench with thoughts of Thee and prayers most lowly All fires unholy.
But since my strength will nevermore suffice me To crucify desires that still entice me,
To all good deeds, oh, let Thy Spirit win me And reign within me!
I’ll think upon Thy mercy without ceasing, That earth’s vain joys to me no more be pleasing; To do Thy will shall be my sole endeavor Henceforth forever.


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LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE

5th Mid-Week Lenten Service, Wednesday, March 17th
Worship/Devotion at 7:00 p.m.

6th Mid-Week Lenten Service, Wednesday, March 24th
Worship/Devotion at 7:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday Worship, Sunday, March 28th
Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 1st
Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 2nd
Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 4th
Easter Sunrise Worship Service at 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m.
Easter Celebration Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

 
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