The Lord's Prayer

And Lead Us Not into Temptation

The Lord's Prayer:

“And Lead Us Not into Temptation”

Invocation

Hymn 422 “Jesus, Lead Us On”

[Stand]

P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

Confession of Sins

P: Beloved in the Lord! God invites us into his presence to worship him as his children in peace and holiness. But we have rebelled against him. Only through God the Son, Jesus Christ, are we reconciled. Let us, therefore, draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, humbly asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

C: Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, wretched sinner, confess to you my inborn guilt and my daily sins. I began life without any good in me. Rather, evil desires filled my infant heart. I have offended you by my thoughts and attitudes, by my words and actions, failing to do the good you command and instead doing the evil you forbid.

I confess that I have played around with temptation and willingly pursued it rather than running away from it and following you alone. I have failed to always turn to you and your Word as my strength and help in time of temptation. I have been slow to watch and pray. Have mercy on me, dear Father, for Jesus' sake.

P: Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Christ, have mercy on us.

P & C: Lord, have mercy on us.

P: Upon this your confession, I by virtue of my office as a called servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to you. The Father has sacrificed his Son to pay for every sin, including all of yours. So by the command of our risen Lord Jesus, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Let us rejoice in the peace of forgiveness, as we sing the song of praise.

Song of Praise: (To the tune “Let Us Rejoice” CW 250)

C: From all that dwell below the skies

Let the creator's praise arise.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land by ev'ry tongue.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

v.2 Lord Jesus, you're the Lamb, God's Son.

You take away all sins, each one.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Christ, our risen, glorious Lord,

Reign over all forevermore.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Be Seated]

The Word

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

Prayer of the Day (CW 410:7 Sung by the pastor)

First Lesson Genesis 39:1, 2, 6-12

Think of the temptations Joseph faced when his brothers sold him as slave: to doubt God's love, to hate his brothers, to give up on life. Think of the temptation he faced from Potiphar's wife to commit adultery with her. When possible, he ran away from the temptation. What a example for us.

Psalm 23, p. 72

Follow your Shepherd's lead, rather than temptation's .

Second Lesson James 1:2-4, 12-18

God does not tempt us to sin, rather all that is God comes form him. Really on his strength as the trials and temptations of life test your faith.

Response: Hymn 439:1 “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me”

[Stand]

Gospel Mark 4:2-9, 13-20

Jesus illustrates how Satan, the world, and our sinful flesh use temptation to try to separate us from God's Word. But when his Word grows in us, we produce an abundant harvest.

Confession of Faith: The Explanation of the 2nd Article of the Apostle's Creed from Luther's Small Catechism.

Removed due to copyright

[Be Seated]

Hymn 472 “Rise, My Soul, to Watch and Pray”

Sermon

1 Corinthians 10;12, 13

Dear Father, Give Us the Strength to Resist Temptation

  1. Open our eyes to see what a clear and present danger temptation is
  2. Strengthen us to bear up as we watch and pray

[Stand]

The Catechism: Luther's Explanation to the 6th Petition of the Lord's Prayer from the Small Catechism

C: And lead us not into temptation.

What does this mean? God surely doesn't tempt anyone, but we pray in this prayer that God would protect and preserve us, so that the devil, the world, and our flesh do not deceive us or lead us into false beliefs, despair, and other great shame and vices, and although we are attacked by them, that in the end we nevertheless win and have the victory.

[Be Seated]

Offering

[Stand]

Prayer & Lord's Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

[Be Seated]

Hymn 462 “Oh, that the Lord Would Guide My Ways”

Prayer

Blessing

Closing Hymn 452:1 “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus”

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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