Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost At-Home Service for August 30

Unlike many leaders in the world, with Jesus, it is not a case of do what I say and not what I do. Jesus actually lead.  After Peter made his great confession, acknowledging Jesus to be the Christ and the Son of the Living God, Jesus told Peter and the others how he would lead them. He said, “that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”  (Matthew 16:21) 

Instead of saving his own life or sparing himself what others must experience, Jesus sacrificed himself so that all may have true life which is fellowship with God. The resurrection vindicates the way of Jesus as the way of true life with God.

Follow along with the the At-home printed version of the Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost service.

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Pastor Rike’s Sermon

Like Peter, our inclination is to deny the purpose of power. And, when we don’t get what we want, we often complain. But, with Jesus, we have a different way available to us. Even when things go horribly wrong and when we suffer, Jesus leads us to lament; and lament opens the possibility of continued relationship even in the midst of such things; and relationship with Jesus opens our eyes to the hope of true life.

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Video Options

Follow along with the service on video led by Pastor David Rike with music performed by Randy Broker

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The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Service for August 30 includes: Hymn: Son of God, Eternal Savior performed by the Randy Broker, First Reading Jeremiah 15:15-21, Holy Gospel Matthew 16:21-28, Sermon by Pastor David Rike, Hymn: Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said performed by Randy Broker, Prayers and Lord’s Prayer, Blessing