2017-06-18 — Our Responsibility As Fruit Inspectors


Church Year: Pentecost 2:
Date: June 18, 2017

Theme: Our Responsibility As Fruit Inspectors

1. You are to test teachings with Scripture
2. You are to recognize false teachings
3. You are to keep your guard against false teachers
– Matthew 7:15-29

– Pastor: John Hein

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The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 32 ff. The Order of Matins

Hymns:

TLH 231 : We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost Hymnary.org link
TLH 284 : Father of Mercies, in Thy Word Hymnary.org link
TLH 464 : Blest Be the Tie That Binds Hymnary.org link
TLH 412 : May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill Hymnary.org link

Theme: Our Responsibility As Fruit Inspectors

1. You are to test teachings with Scripture
2. You are to recognize false teachings
3. You are to keep your guard against false teachers

Matthew 7:15-29 (Listen)

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

I Never Knew You

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Build Your House on the Rock

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

The Authority of Jesus

28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. (ESV)


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