Two Sets of Eyes, Two Different Views

Mar 6, 2005
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Salvation
Hymns: 27, 156, 310, 306, 50
Pre-Service Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for the grace with which You loved me and the whole world, so that You sent Your Son to be our substitute and Savior. Fill my heart and the hearts of my fellow believers with humble awe for what Jesus has accomplished for us. Help each and every one of us to fully appreciate the weight of the world’s sin which was placed upon our Savior so that we might be set free. Bless us with a deepening trust in You and to that end, bless our worship and the time spent in Your Word this morning. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 139

First Reading: 

Hebrews 10:1-14

The sacrifices which God commanded in the Old Testament were a shadow and picture of what Jesus would do. They were spiritual reminders so they were repeated day after day and year after year. These reminders did not actually forgive sins but pointed ahead to the One who would sacrifice Himself to forgive sins. Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament pictures when He died once for all and redeemed us.

Second Reading: 

John 11:17-44

Jesus’ close friend, Lazarus, died and had been buried for four days when Jesus arrived. As He comforted Martha, Jesus spoke of the confidence that all sinners have through His death and resurrection. Jesus demonstrated His power over death by bringing Lazarus back to life, just as He will raise us all on Judgment Day.