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Pisgah Sunday Sermon - Jesus the Cause of Division

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on August 14th, 2022

Sermon by Pastor Stephen Mims

Gospel: Luke 12 : 49 - 56
Jesus the Cause of Division
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost , 8/14/2022

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.

#shareourgifts #lutheran #pisgahlutheran #faith #goinpeace




Sunday Sermon - The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on January 23rd, 2022

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth 
Third Sunday after Epiphany (January 23rd, 2022) 

First Reading: Nehemiah 8 : 1 – 3, 5 – 6, 8 – 10 
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12 : 12 – 31a 
Gospel: Luke 4 : 14 – 21 

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LUKE 4 : 14 – 21
THE BEGINNING OF THE GALILEAN MINISTRY 
14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
THE REJECTION OF JESUS AT NAZARETH 
16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
        to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
        to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072 
www.pisgahlutheran.org
@pisgahlutheran 
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran 
803-359-2223 
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love 

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THE LORD’S PRAYER 
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen. 

#shareourgifts #lutheran #pisgahlutheran #faith #goinpeace #bodyofchrist #luke #epiphany




Sunday Sermon - The Birth of Jesus Foretold

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on December 19th, 2021

The Birth of Jesus Foretold 
Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 19th, 2021) 

First Reading: Micah 5 : 2 – 5a 
Second Reading: Hebrews 10 : 5 – 10 
Gospel: Luke 1 : 26 – 55 

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LUKE 1 : 26 – 55 
THE BIRTH OF JESUS FORETOLD 
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. 
MARY VISITS ELIZABETH 
39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43 And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? 44 For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” 
MARY'S SONG OF PRAISE 
46 And Mary said, 
47 “My soul magnifies the Lord, 
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. 
    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, 
    and holy is his name. 
50 His mercy is for those who fear him 
    from generation to generation. 
51 He has shown strength with his arm; 
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, 
    and lifted up the lowly; 
53 he has filled the hungry with good things, 
    and sent the rich away empty. 
54 He has helped his servant Israel, 
    in remembrance of his mercy, 
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors, 
    to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” 

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072 
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran 
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran 
803-359-2223 
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love 

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THE LORD’S PRAYER 
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen. 

#shareourgifts #lutheran #pisgahlutheran #faith #goinpeace #christmas #birthofjesus




Sunday Sermon - A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on June 27th, 2021

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed 
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, 06/27/2021 

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First Reading: Lamentations 3 : 22 - 33 
Second: 2 Corinthians 8 : 1 - 9, 13 - 15
Gospel: Mark 5 : 21 - 43 (https://tinyurl.com/373pkyfv) 

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Gospel Reading of Mark 5 : 21 - 43 (NRSV)
A GIRL RESTORED TO LIFE AND A WOMAN HEALED
21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” 24 So he went with him.
And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately her hemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked all around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
35 While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38 When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 When he had entered, he said to them, “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha cum,” which means, “Little girl, get up!” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43 He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.

#shareourgifts #lutheran #pisgahlutheran #faith #goinpeace




Sunday Sermon - Jesus Stills a Storm

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on June 20th, 2021

Jesus Stills a Storm 
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, 06/20/2021 

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First Reading: Job 38 : 1 - 11 
Second: 2 Corinthians 6 : 1 - 13
Gospel: Mark 4 : 35 - 41 (https://tinyurl.com/hpp4c6e3)

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Gospel Reading of Mark 4 : 35 - 41 (NRSV)
JESUS STILLS A STORM 
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.

#happyfathersday #jesusstillsastorm #shareourgifts #lutheran #pisgahlutheran




Sunday Sermon - The Parables of the Seeds

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on June 13th, 2021

The Parables of the Growing Seed and the Mustard Seed
Third Sunday After Pentecost, 06/13/2021 

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First Reading: Ezekiel 17 : 22 - 24 
Second: 2 Corinthians 5 : 6 - 17
Gospel: Mark 4 : 26 - 34 (https://tinyurl.com/ypms796f)

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Gospel Reading of Mark 4 : 26 - 34 (NRSV)
THE PARABLE OF THE GROWING SEED
26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED
30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
THE USE OF PARABLES
33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - Jesus, Family and the Will of God

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on June 6th, 2021

Jesus, Family and the Will of God
Second Sunday After Pentecost, 06/06/2021 

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First Reading:  Genesis 3 : 8 - 15 
Second: 2 Corinthians 4 : 13 - 5 : 1
Gospel: Mark 3 : 20 - 35 (https://tinyurl.com/jz4srmxt)

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Gospel Reading of Mark 3 : 20 - 35 (NRSV)
20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”
THE KINDRED OF JESUS
31 Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” 33 And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - The Holy Trinity

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on May 30th, 2021

Nicodemus Visits Jesus
The Holy Trinity, 05/30/2021 

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First Reading: Isaiah 6 : 1 - 8 
Second: Romans 8 : 12 - 17 
Gospel: John 3 : 1–17 (https://tinyurl.com/zkmn7u8z

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Gospel Reading of John 15 : 26 - 27; 16 : 4b - 15 
NICODEMUS VISITS JESUS
3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit] 7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran 
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - The Work of the Spirit

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on May 23rd, 2021

The Work of the Spirit
Day of Pentecost, 05/23/2021 

Online Links: https://linktr.ee/PisgahLutheran 
Online Donations: https://www.PisgahGives.com 

First Reading:  Acts 2 : 1 - 21 
Second: Romans 8 : 22 - 27
Gospel: John 15 : 26 - 27; 16 : 4b - 15 

Different ways to give: 
1. Mail your offering or drop off at the church. 
2. Call church office (803-359-2223) and we will pick it up. 
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Gospel Reading of John 15 : 26 - 27; 16 : 4b - 15 
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
4b “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11 about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.




Sunday Sermon - Jesus Prays for His Disciples

Posted in Sunday Sermons by pisgah on May 16th, 2021

Jesus Prays for His Disciples
Seventh Sunday of Easter, 05/16/2021 

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First Reading:  Acts 1 : 15 - 17, 21 - 26
Second: 1 John 5 : 9 - 13 
Gospel: John 17 : 6 - 19 (https://tinyurl.com/yhhxzb9u)

Different ways to give: 
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Gospel Reading of John 15 : 1 - 8 (NRSV)
JESUS PRAYS FOR HIS DISCIPLES 
6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

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Pastor Stephen Mims 
Pisgah Lutheran Church 
1350 Pisgah Church Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
www.pisgahlutheran.org 
@pisgahlutheran
https://linktr.ee/pisgahlutheran
803-359-2223
We Share Our Gifts to Show God's Love

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THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 
Amen.





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