Grace Lutheran of Eaton

January 29, 2017

Sermon Notes for January 29, 2017          

+Today’s Sermon:        “Bearing Peace Blessed By Jesus”  

+ Introduction / Question:

                  “How am I blessed by Jesus as I bear the Gospel of peace?”

       Memory Verse for the Epiphany Season:      

     “Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. 

Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

(John 14:27)

+ Sermon points:

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I doing what the Lord requires of me (living a repentant and obedient life before the Lord)?”

      “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”                                            (Micah 6:8)       

 

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I boasting in what the Lord has done for me?”

     “And because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’”                                                                 (1 Corinthians 1:30 - 31)

 

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to bear the Gospel of peace with my family, friends and others trusting Jesus blesses me as I live by His word?”

     “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you”  

                         (Matthew 5:11 - 12) 

+Conclusion / Question:

“How am I blessed by Jesus as I bear the Gospel of peace?”         

   (Sermon Notes prepared by Pastor Warren A. Reichert for Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton, Ohio, January 29, 2017)

            How to pray? A plan to help you “follow”* God in prayer: 

(*Mark 1:17: ESV - “And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.")

 

Set a time and place for your prayer time with God (Start slowly and add times until you pray each day.) 

Read the Gospel or another Scripture Lesson from today’s worship (see the Sermon Notes to direct your prayer time). Begin your prayer time asking yourself:

  1. What is one main thought, key insight or truth I gained from this passage?

 

 

 

  1. What does this thought, insight or truth say to you about living a life blessed by Jesus?

 

 

 

 

  1. Ask God to help you apply His Word to your life (Start your prayer: “Lord, I ask …” or “Lord, help me to…”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try writing your responses to the questions in a spiral notebook or composition notebook. Be gentle with yourself. Take your time with this new effort. Let the Word of God guide you following Christ. Look back over your first week, month, and so on, and see how the Lord is calling you to follow Him through His Word and with prayer.