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Whole Service for December 31, 2017 The Sunday after Christmas
Sermon only for December 31, 2017 The Sunday after Christmas
Hymns: 76, 107, 109, and 92
Sermon Text: II Corinthians 5:1-9
Sermon Theme: Our Current Life Contrasted with the Life Which is to Come
  I. Our current life is temporary; the life to come is eternal
  II. While living here on earth, our focus is on heaven

Text for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 4:3-6

Sunday School Lesson: the Birth of Jesus ( Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons" ( Galatians 4:4-5 )
  Bible Quiz: In which city was the Apostle Paul raised and educated?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Carpus ( II Timothy 4:13 )



Whole Service for December 24, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 242017 The Fourth Sundayin Advent
Hymns: 69, 27, 63, and 87
Sermon Text: I John 1:1-4
Sermon Theme: Joy in the Gospel of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
  I. The Gospel declares Jesus Christ to be true God
  II. The Gospel produces fellowship with one another
  III. The Gospel produces fellowship with God

Text for Next Sunday: II Corinthians 5:1-9
Text for New Year's Eve: Romans 8:24-32

Note: There was no Sunday School or Bible Class this morning



Whole Service for December 17, 2017 The Third Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 17, 2017 The Third Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 10, 73, 61, and 55
Sermon Text: II Timothy 4:5-8
Sermon Theme: We Christians Can Look Forward to the Second Advent of Christ and the Hour of Our Death
  I. We are admonished to be watchful and patient as we await the end of our earthly sojourn
  II. As true Christians, we are ready to die at the time of God's appointing
  III. The eternal joys of heaven await us at the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ

Text for Next Sunday: I John 1:1-4

Sunday School Lesson: the Birth of John ( Luke 1:57-80 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him" ( Matthew 16:24 )
  Bible Quiz: With whom did the Apostle Paul leave an article of clothing?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jephthah ( Judges 11:34 )



Whole Service for December 10, 2017 The Second Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 10, 2017 The Second Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 18, 285, 66, and 377
Sermon Text: II Peter 1:3-11
Sermon Theme: Being Sure of Our Christianity and Our Eternal Election
  I. God has given us all things pertaining to our Christian faith and life
  II. We are to grow in our Christianity -- adding Christian virtues
  III. Doing so assures us of our Christianity and our eternal election

Text for Next Sunday: II Timothy 4:5-8

Sunday School Lesson: The Announcement of Jesus' Birth ( Luke 1:26-56 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Then said Jesus unto His disciples, if any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" ( Matthew 16:24 )
  Bible Quiz: Which ruler in the Old Testament had only one child, a daughter?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Hebrews 10:4



Whole Service for December 3, 2017 The First Sunday in Advent
Sermon only for December 3 2017 The First Sunday in Advent
Hymns: 64, 394, 70, and 72
Sermon Text: Hebrews 10:19-25
Sermon Theme: Clinging in Confidence to what Christ Accomplished for Us in His First Advent, We are Truly Ready for His Second Advent
  I. In Christ's first advent, He came to redeem us from our sins
  II. By holding fast to the saving Christian faith, we are ready for Christ's second advent

Text for Next Sunday: II Peter 1:3-11

Sunday School Lesson: The Announcement of John's Birth ( Luke 1:2-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy" ( Proverbs 31:8-9 )
  Bible Quiz: What Bible passage makes it clear that it was not the animal offerings themselves that actually took awan sins?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: II Kings 10:29-31; Ezekiel 29:18-20



Whole Service for November 26, 2017 The Last Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for November 26 2017 The Last Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 237, 446, 609, and 417
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:13-16
Sermon Theme: Letting Our Christianity be Noticed by the World around Us
  I. We Christians are described as being the "salt of the earth"
  II. We are described as the "light of the world"
  III. We are told to let the light of our faith shine brightly to be seen by others

Text for Next Sunday: Hebrews 10:19-25

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come" ( Psalm 65:2 )
  Bible Quiz: Can you find any passages of Scripture in which God rewards unbelievers for carrying out His will?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Hannah ( I Samuel 2:19 )



Whole Service for November 19, 2017 The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for November 19, 2017 The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 4, 465, 400, and 442
Sermon Text: Mark 12:41-44
Sermon Theme: Following the Poor Widow's Example in Our Lives
  I. We are to give generously
  II. We are to give as God has prospered us
  III. We are to give sacrificially
  IV. We are to give free-willingly and cheerfully

Text for Thanksgiving: Matthew 6:24-34

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 5:13-16

Sunday School Lesson: Joseph Forgives His Brothers ( Genesis chapters 42-45 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin" ( James 4:17 )
  Bible Quiz: Who made a new coat for her son every year?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "His staff in his hand" ( Zechariah 8:4 )



Whole Service for November 12, 2017 The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for November 12, 2017 The twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 32, 469, 405, and 264
Sermon Text: Matthew 18:1-20
Sermon Theme: Various Things that are Important to God
  I. That we have a childlike faith
  II. That we avoid giving offense
  III. That all people be saved
  IV. That sin is rebuked

Text for Next Sunday: Mark 12:41-44

Sunday School Lesson: Joseph -- Ruler of Egypt ( Genesis chapters 39-41 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning" ( I John 3:8 )
  Bible Quiz: Foretelling the restoration of Jerusalem, what did God say that the elderly men would have in their hands?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Athens ( Acts 17:21 )



Whole Service for November 5, 2017 The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity
Sermon only for November 5, 2017 The twenty-First Sunday after Trinity
Hymns: 27, 444, 364, and 512
Sermon Text: John 4:31-42
Sermon Theme: Jesus Came to Reveal Himself as the Savior of the World
  I. He disires to bring sinners to saving faith in Him
  II. He carries out that work through the preaching of His Word

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 18:1-20

Sunday School Lesson: The Boy Joseph ( Genesis 37 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all" ( II Cor. 13:14 )
  Bible Quiz: The inhabitants of what city are described as always wanting to talk about or listen to things that were new and different?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Sarah ( Genesis 23:1-2 )



Whole Service for October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday
Sermon only for October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday
Hymns: 269, 266, 261, and 262
Sermon Text: John 2:13-17
Sermon Theme: Zeal for Truth and Purity in the Church should Eat Us Up
  I. False teachings and false practices arise from time to time in Christian Churches
  II. True Christian zeal combats the error and fights for God's Word of truth

Text for Next Sunday: John 4:31-42

Sunday School Lesson: Jacob's Flight ( Genesis 25:20-34; 27:1 - 29:14 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "A man is juistified by faith without the deeds of the Law" ( Romans 3:28 )
  Bible Quiz: What is the name of the woman whose age is recorded in the Old Testament?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ahaziah ( I Kings 22:51-52 )



Whole Service for October 22, 2017 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 22, 2017 The Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 30, 412, 279, and 343
Sermon Text: John 1:35-51
Sermon Theme: How Jesus Gained His First Followers at the Start of His Public Ministry
  I. Jesus Revealed Himself as the Messiah to His first disciples
  II. Being convinced that Jesus was the Messiah, the new disciples of Christ told others about Him

Text for Next Sunday: John 2:13-17

Sunday School Lesson: Isaac's Marriage ( Genesis 24 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" ( Luke 1:74-75 )
  Bible Quiz: What man is described as following in the footsteps of his mother (doing the same kind of works that she had done)?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Psalm 105:18



Whole Service for October 15, 2017 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 15, 2017 The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 37, 234, 295, and 399
Sermon Text: John 15:1-17
Sermon Theme: Being a True Follower of Christ Means Being Fruitful in Works of Love
  I. Those that produce no fruits of good works are not attached to Christ in faith
  II. Continuing as true believers means continuing in His love and in His service
  III. Christ has chosen us for the specific purpose of bringing forth fruits of love

Text for Next Sunday: John 1:35-51

Sunday School Lesson: Abraham's Faith Tested ( Genesis 21:1-8; 22:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life" ( Luke 1:74-75 )
  Bible Quiz: Where are we told about the pain Joseph endured when he was a prisoner in Egypt?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Elijah ( I Kings 18:44-46 )



Whole Service for October 8, 2017 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 8, 2017 The Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 23, 464, 325, and 371
Sermon Text: Mark 2:18-28
Sermon Theme: Jesus Answers the Criticisms of the Pharisees
  I. Instruction concerning fasting and othe man-made laws of the Pharisees
  II. Instruction concerning the Sabbath

Text for Next Sunday: John 15:1-17

Sunday School Lesson: Abram and Lot ( Genesis 13:1-15:6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to every one that believeth" ( Romans 10:4 )
  Bible Quiz: Who ran on foot faster than a chariot over a distance of about 17 miles?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jeroboam's wife ( I Kings 14:2-6 )



Whole Service for October 1, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for October 1, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 16, 27, 522, and 523
Sermon Text: John 11:19-45
Sermon Theme: Our Lord Jesus Christ has Power Over Death
  I. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life for all true believers
  II. Jesus demonstrated His power over death in the case of Lazarus

Text for Next Sunday: Mark 2:18-28

Sunday School Lesson: The Call of Abram ( Genesis 11:27-12:8 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God" ( John 1:1-2 )
  Bible Quiz: What woman pretended to be someone else when she went to see a prophet?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Elim ( Exodus 15:27 & Numbers 33:9 )



Whole Service for 24 September 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 24 September 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 17, 409, 426, and 366
Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
Sermon Theme: When Making Choices in Life, Let Us Not Neglect the One Thing that Is Truly Needful
  I. Mary and Martha chose to show their love for Christ in different ways
  II. Jesus taught them, as He also teaches us, which of the sisters made the better choice

Text for Next Sunday: John 11:19-45

Sunday School Lesson: The Flood ( Genesis 6:1-9:17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy Word" ( Psalm 119:9 )
  Bible Quiz: During their time in the wilderness, the Israelites found an oasis with multiple springs at what location?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Aaron and Miriam ( Numbers 12:1 )



Whole Service for 17 September 2017 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 17 September 2017 The Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 1, 227, 38, and 418
Sermon Text: John 5:1-15
Sermon Theme: Jesus is the Helper of the Helpless
  I. He helps us in our bodily needs
  II. He directs our souls away from sin

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 10:38-42

Sunday School Lesson: Cain and Abel ( Genesis 4:1-16 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained" ( Acts 17:31 )
  Bible Quiz: Which two people were not fond of their brother's interracial?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "The king's high way" ( Numbers 20:17 )



Whole Service for 10 September 2017 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 10 September 2017 The Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 3, 295, 394, and 425
Sermon Text: Matthew 20:20-28
Sermon Theme: We Must Not Let Worldly Ideas of Greatness Confuse Us about What is True Greatness in the Lord's Kingdom
  I. Being great in the Lord's kingdom includes suffering for Christ's sake
  II. Being great in the Lord's kingdom means serving others in love

Text for Next Sunday: John 5:1-15

Sunday School Lesson: Paradise and the Fall ( Genesis 2:8-17 and chapter 3 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "A corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit" ( Matthew 7:17 )
  Bible Quiz: Where did the Israelites tell the king of the Edomites that they would walk if he would allow them passage through his land?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "soft raiment [clothing] ( Matthew 11:8; Luke 7:25 )



Whole Service for 3 September 2017 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 3 September 2017 The Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 2, 289, 357, and 444
Sermon Text: Matthew 12:31-42
Sermon Theme: "Why the Unbelievers Will be Condemned"
  I. They will be condemned because of their evil words and deeds
  II. They will be condemned because of their rejection of Christ

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 20:20-28

Sunday School Lesson: Creation ( Genesis chapters 1-2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil" ( II Thessalonians 3:3 )
  Bible Quiz: What kind of clothes does Jesus say are worn by royalty?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: King David ( II Samuel 7:2 and I chronicles 17:1 )



Whole Service for 27 August 2017 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 27 August 2017 The Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 17, 284, 380, and 417
Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Theme: "Only Those Who Feel Their Sins Will Show Heartfelt Appreciation for Their Forgiveness"
  I. The person who understands his sinfulness and the punishment that he deserves by his sins will appreciate the offer of forgiveness more than a self-righteous individual
  II. Works of love toward God (or the lack thereof) give evidence of appreciation for the forgiveness of sins (or the absence of such appreciation)

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 12:31-42

Sunday School Lesson: The Return from Exile ( Ezra chapters 1-6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "As the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it" ( II Corinthians 10:31 )
  Bible Quiz: Who compared his own residence to the place where the ark of the covenant was being kept?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: James and John, the sons of Zebedee ( Mark 1:19-20 )



Whole Service for 20 August 2017 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 20 August 2017 The Tenth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 15, 224, 419, and 325
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:16-24
Sermon Theme: "We Must Never Set Ourselves against the Lord and His Word"
  I. We have no right to criticize the teachings of Christ
  II. Those who have known Christ through His Word and rejected Him will receive a greater punishment than the spiritually ignorant will receive

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 7:36-50

Sunday School Lesson: Daniel in the Lions' Den ( Daniel chapter 6 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" ( II Corinthians 10:31 )
  Bible Quiz: Which disciple (or disciples) had a father who employed servants?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Lystra ( Acts 14:8-14 )



Whole Service for 13 August 2017 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 13 August 2017 The Ninth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 300, 4, 444, 398, and 611
Sermon Text: Luke 12:32-48
Sermon Theme: "Christ Wants Us to Wait for His Second Coming as Faithful Servants who are Ready for the Coming of Their Master"
  I. It is God's desire to give us the kingdom of heaven
  II. Christ will return at an unexpected time
  III. The faithful servants will be ready for Christ's return and will be exalted in heavenly glory
  IV. The wicked servants will be unprepared to meet the Lord and will fall under His wrath and punishment

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 11:16-24

Sunday School Lesson: The Three Men in the Fiery Furnace ( Daniel chapter 3 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory" ( Matthew 25:31 )
  Bible Quiz: In which city did the people attempt to worship the Apostle Paul as a god?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Belshazzar ( Daniel 5:1 )



Whole Service for 6 August 2017 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 6 August 2017 The Eighth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 18, 234, 261, and 292
Sermon Text: Matthew 7:22-29
Sermon Theme: "The Importance of Not Just Hearing God's Word, but Following It in True Faith"
  I. Hypocrites will not be saved
  II. Those who are spiritually wise hear and follow the words of Christ
  III. Those who are spiritually foolish might indeed hear the Word of God, but they do not believe and follow it, and will, therefore, fall in the judgement

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 12:32-48

Sunday School Lesson: Jonah ( Jonah chapters 1-4 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly" ( Romans 16:20 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the king who invited a thousand nobles to a great banquet?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: He was "the king's cupbearer" ( Nehemiah 1:11 )



Whole Service for 30 July 2017 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 30 July 2017 The Seventh Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 13, 404, 360, and 451
Sermon Text: Matthew 10:24-31
Sermon Theme: "We Should Openly Show Ourselves to be the Disciples of Christ without Fear"
  I. If we follow the example of Christ, we can expect the same treatment from the world that He received
  II. We should not let this stop us from living our Christianity openly for the world to see
  III. We rest securely under the protecting hand of our gracious God at all times

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 7:22-29

Sunday School Lesson: Naaman and Elisha ( II Kings chapter 5 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses" ( Matthew 6:15 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the job of Nehemiah in the palace of Artaxerxes?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jehoshaphat ( II Chronicles 18:31-32 )



Whole Service for 23 July 2017 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 23 July 2017 The Sixth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 239, 405, 375, and 373
Sermon Text: Matthew 19:16-30
Sermon Theme: "Who Then Can be SAved?"
  I. By the powers of man, salvation is impossible
  II. With God all things are possible

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 10:24-31

Sunday School Lesson: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal ( I Kings chapter 18 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light" ( I Peter 2:9 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the king who was surrounded by his enemies in battle; but then the Lord caused them to leave him alone without a fight?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The Gibeonites ( Joshua 9:3-27 )



Whole Service for 16 July 2017 The Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 16 July 2017 The Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 237, 410, 465, and 477
Sermon Text: Matthew 16:13-26
Sermon Theme: Through All the Sufferings and Temptations of Life, the True Believers are SAfe in Christ
  I. Even the devil himself cannot destroy Christ's Church
  II. Our earthly suffering will come to an end, and we will inherit eternal life

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 19:16-30

Sunday School Lesson: King Solomon ( I Kings chapters 1-3; I Chronicles 29:20-25 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "When ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God" ( I Thessalonians 2:13 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the people who successfully deceived Joshua?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: David ( I Samuel 21:10-15 )



Whole Service for 9 July 2017 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 9 July 2017 The Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 244, 657, 412, and 295
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:43-48
Sermon Theme: The Law of God Requires Us to Love Our Enemies
  I. Loving our enemies means treating them with kindness, speaking kindly to them, and having true love for them in our heart
  II. Loving our enemies means following the example of the Lord
  III. Loving only our friends would make us no different than the unbelievers

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 16:13-26

Sunday School Lesson: Absalom's Rebellion ( II Samuel chapters 14-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags" ( Isaiah 64:6 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man in the Old Testament who pretended to be insane?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Simeon



Whole Service for 2 July 2017 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 2 July 2017 The Third Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 238, 263, 324, and 378
Sermon Text:Luke 15:11-32
Sermon Theme: Lessons We Can Learn from the Parable of the Prodigal Son
  I. The pleasures of this world can destroy faith and pull a person into all manner of sinful living
  II. The Lord, through His Word, is able to bring the sinner to true contrition
  III. The Lord will graciously receive the penitent sinner for Christ's sake

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 5:43-48

Sunday School Lesson: David and Goliath ( I Samuel 17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" ( II Timothy 4:18 )
  Bible Quiz: In chapter 33 of Deuteronomy where Moses blesses the children of Israel before his death, which tribe is not mentioned?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: I Chronicles 10:13-14



 NOTE: Sunday 25 June 2017 Service was a previous recording



Whole Service for 18 June 2017 The First Sunday After Trinity
Sermon only for 18 June 2017 The First Sunday After Trinity
Hymns: 240, 394, 423, and 430
Sermon Text:Luke 12:13-21
Sermon Theme: The Danger and Foolishness of Trusting in Riches
  I. Worldly wealth can ensnare the heart
  II. Worldly wealth cannot give eternal security or lasting happiness

Text for Next Sunday: Psalm 32:6-11

Sunday School Lesson: Saul, Israel's First King ( I Samuel chapters 8-15 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto Him ye shall hearken" ( Deuteronomy 18:15 )
  Bible Quiz: Where are we told that God killed King Saul on account of his sins?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The palm tree ( Deuteronomy 34:3; II Chronicles 28:15 )



Whole Service for 11 June 2017 Trinity Sunday
Sermon only for 11 June 2017 Trinity Sunday
Hymns: 243, 250, 245, and 237
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:18-20
Sermon Theme: Some Important Things to Remember about Our Triune God
  I. He is all-powerful
  II. He has commanded us to baptize and teach all nations in His name
  III. He will always be with us

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 12:13-21

Sunday School Lesson: Samuel ( I Samuel chapters 1-7 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord, And Mathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die" (II Samuel 12:13 )
  Bible Quiz: What tree is associated with the city of Jericho?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Huldah the prophetess" ( II Kings 22:14; II Samuel 34:22 )



Whole Service for 4 June 2017 Pentecost
Sermon only for 4 June 2017 Pentecost
Hymns: 227, 229, 235, and 226
Sermon Text: John 14:15-21
Sermon Theme: The Pentecost Comfort that the Triune God Brings to Every Believer
  I. The comfort of the Holy Ghost dwelling in us
  II. The comfort of Christ dwelling in us
  III. The comfort of the Father's love

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:18-20

Sunday School Lesson: Pentecost ( Acts 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever" (I Peter 1:23 )
  Bible Quiz: When King Josiah sent the priest to find out what the Lord would do, to whom did the priest go?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Doeg, at the command of King Saul ( I Samuel 22:17-18 )



Whole Service for 28 May 2017 Sunday After Ascension
Sermon only for 28 May 2017 Sunday After Ascension
Hymns: 540, 398, 212, and 334
Sermon Text: none
Sermon Theme: The Questioning and Confirmation of Maggie Schrader

Text for Next Sunday: John 14:15-21

Sunday School Lesson: The Asension of Jesus ( Matthew 28:16-20, 10; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:2-12 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart" ( Psalm 37:4 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man who murdered more than 80 priests?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Because Saul had been anointed by God to be king ( I Samuel 24:6 )



Whole Service for 21 May 2017 Rogate, the Fifth Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for 21 May 2017 Rogate, the Fifth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 38, 408, 459, and 351
Sermon Text: John 17:1-19
Sermon Theme: Jesus' High-Priestly Prayer for His Disciples
  I. Jesus identifies His disciples as those who belong to God and know God
  II. Jesus prays for the disciples' spiritual welfare in view of His visible departure

Text for Next Sunday: none

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and the Children ( Matt. 18:1-6, 10; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you "( Matt. 7:7 )
  Bible Quiz: Why did David refuse to kill saul when he had the opportunity to do so?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Seven days ( Acts 20:6 )



Whole Service for 14 May 2017 Cantate, the Fourth Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for 14 May 2017 Cantate, the Fourth Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 14, 400, 357, and 289
Sermon Text: John 8:21-36
Sermon Theme: Jesus Foretells His Departure in Connection with Different Promises
  I. Death is promised to the unbelievers
  II. Freedom is promised to the believers

Text for Next Sunday: John 17:1-19

Sunday School Lesson: The Parable of the Sower ( Matt. 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins ( Acts 10:43 )
  Bible Quiz: For how many days did the Apostle Paul stay in Troas?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Abimelech - sheep and oxen, seven ewe lambs ( Genesis 21:22-30 )



Whole Service for 7 May 2017 Jubilate, the Third Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for 7 May 2017 Jubilate, the Third Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 13, 409, 364, and 341
Sermon Text: John 14:1-11
Sermon Theme: Christ Jesus is Our Savior and Our God
  I. Jesus has prepared a heavenly mansion for us
  II. Jesus' words and works testify to His oneness with the Father

Text for Next Sunday: John 8:21-36

Sunday School Lesson: The Rich Man and Lazarus ( Luke 16:19-31 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel" ( Mark 1:15 )
  Bible Quiz: With whom did Abraham make a peace treaty, and what animals were invlolved?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Moses ( Exodus 18:13-27 )



Whole Service for 30 Apirl 2017 Misericordias Domini, the Second Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for 30 April 2017 Misericordias Domini, the Second Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 3, 416, 368, and 343
Sermon Text: John 5:22-30
Sermon Theme: The Divine Glory that Belongs ot Our Risen Savior
  I. The Son is worthy of the same honor as God the Father
  II. The Word of Christ bestows eternal live
  III. According to His human nature, Christ has been given from God the Father the power of life and the authority to judge

Text for Next Sunday: John 14:1-11

Sunday School Lesson: "Feed My Lambs" ( John 21:1-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand" ( John 10:27-28 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man who took the good counsel given to him by his father-in-law?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Alexander ( Acts 19:33-34 )



Whole Service for 23 Apirl 2017 Quasimodogeniti, the First Sunday After Easter
Sermon only for 23 April 2017 Quasimodogeniti, the First Sunday After Easter
Hymns: 188, 201, 208, and 347
Sermon Text: John 21:15-19
Sermon Theme: Questions for All Jesus' Disciples to Answer
  I. What kind of love ought we to have toward our Savior?
  II. What should that love move each of us to do?

Text for Next Sunday: John 5:22-30

Sunday School Lesson: On the Road to Emmaus ( Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" ( Philippians 1:6 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man who was prevented from making his defense by the cries of the people?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Matthew 25:46



Whole Service for 16 Apirl 2017 Easter Sunday
Sermon only for16 April 2017 Easter Sunday
Hymns: 191, 193, 198, and 200
Sermon Text: Matthew 28:1-8
Sermon Theme: The Joyous Easter Announcement of the Angel to the Women
  I. An angel of the Lord revealed the empty sepulcher
  II. The angel told the women about Jesus' resurrection

Text for Next Sunday: John 21:15-19

Sunday School Lesson: The Resurrection of Jesus ( Matt. 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall not die" ( John 11:25-26 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse in the Gospel according to St. Matthew mentions that both heaven and hell will have no end?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue" ( Acts 18:17 )



Whole Service for 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Sermon only for 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Hymns: 358, 169, 179, and 151
Sermon Text: Matthew 27:33-54
Sermon Theme: The Things that Jesus Suffered to Save Us
  I. On the cross, Jesus suffered extreme pain and cruel mockery
  II. He laid down His life for our salvation

Whole Service for 9 Apirl 2017 Palm Sunday
Sermon only for 9 April 2017 Plam Sunday
Hymns: 160, 161, 162, and 352
Sermon Text: Mark 14:3-9
Sermon Theme: We Should Give Our Greatest Love to Christ
  I. Mary showed both love and generosity in the anointing of Christ at Bethany
  II. Some who saw this criticized her and accused her of being wasteful and unloving to the poor
  III. Jesus defended her and praised her actions

Text for Good Friday: Matthew 27:33-54

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 28:1-8

Sunday School Lesson: The Crucifixion of Jesus ( Matt. 27:32-66; Mark 15:21-47; Luke 23:26-56; John 19:17-42 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures" ( I Corinthians 15:3 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the man upon whom the Greeks inflicted physical harm at Corinth?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: "sneezed seven times" ( II Kings 4:35 )



Whole Service for 5 April 2017 Our Fifth Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for 5 April 2017 Our Fifth Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 175, 146, 153, and 554
Sermon Text: Luke 23:32-43
Sermon Theme: On the Cross Christ Earned Salvation for All
  I. Jesus prayed for the salvation of those who crucified Him
  II. The penitent thief received salvation by faith in Christ

Whole Service for 2 Apirl 2017 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for 2 April 2017 Judica, The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 1, 154, 360, and 523
Sermon Text: Matthew 10:32-42
Sermon Theme: The Lord Gives Rewards of Grace to Those who Overcome the World and Show Love to Their Fellow Christians
  I. The world treats us christians with contempt, but cannot take away our salvation
  II. God graciously rewards Christians who treat one another with loving kindness

Text for this Wednesday: Luke 23:32-43

Text for Next Sunday: Mark 14:3-9

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Before the Judges ( Matt. 26:57-27:31; Mark 14:53-15:20; Luke 22:63-23:25; John 18:13-19:16 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let no corrupt communcation proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers" ( Ephesians 4:29 )
  Bible Quiz: The boy whom the prophet Elisha brought back to life did what before he opened his eyes?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: II Corinthians 5:8



Whole Service for 29 March 2017 Our Fourth Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for 29 March 2017 Our Fourth Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 155, 156, 376, and 653
Sermon Text: John 19:1-11
Sermon Theme: Our Savior before Pilate, the Unjust Judge
  I. Jesus was scourged and cruelly mocked
  II. He was again declared to be innocent
&Nbsp III. He testified concerning Pilate's God-given power and the greater sin of Caiaphas

Whole Service for 26 March 2017 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for 26 March 2017 Laetare, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 2, 279, 261, and 297
Sermon Text: John 6:36-51
Sermon Theme: The Lord has Graciously Planned Our Salvation
  I. God desires to save us through faith in Christ
  II. It is God who brings us to faith in Christ
  III. Christ came down from heaven and gave Himself for us

Text for this Wednesday: John 19:1-11

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 10:32-42

Sunday School Lesson: Jesus in Gethsemane ( Matt. 26:30-56; Mark 14:26-50; Luke 22:31-53; John 18:1-13 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" ( Romans 5:12 )
  Bible Quiz: Which passage in II Corinthians clearly shows the separation of the soul from the body at the time of death?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: II Peter 2:5



Whole Service for 22 March 2017 Our Third Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for 22 March 2017 Our Third Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 149, 158, 157, and 477
Sermon Text: John 18:33-38
Sermon Theme: Jesus Is the King of His Church
  I. Its King is most gracious
  II. Its foundation is God's Word of truth

Whole Service for 19 March 2017 Oculi, The Third Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for 19 March 2017 Oculi, The Third Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 16, 416, 357, and 292
Sermon Text: John 8:42-51
Sermon Theme: A Person's Claim of Christianity Can be Tested by Whether or Not He Hears God's Word
  I. Believers hear the Word of God
  II. Unbelievers do not hear the Word of God

Text for this Wednesday: John 18:33-38

Text for Next Sunday: John 6:36-51

Sunday School Lesson: The First Lord's Supper ( Matt. 26:3-4, 17-29; Mark 14:1-2, 10-25; Luke 22:1-11; John 13:1-30 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" ( Colossians 3:16 )
  Bible Quiz: Where are we told that Noah preached to others?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Matthew 24:14



Whole Service for 15 March 2017 Our Second Wednesday in Lent
Sermon only for 15 March 2017 Our Second Wednesday in Lent
Hymns: 140, 145, 156, and 142
Sermon Text: Matthew 26:59-68
Sermon Theme: Jesus was Willing to be Falsely Accused and Mistreated for Us
  I. He did not speak in His own defense
  II. He did not stop His enemies from hurting Him

Whole Service for 12 March 2017 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for 12 March 2017 Reminiscere, The Second Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 43, 412, 428, and 262
Sermon Text: Mark 9:17-29
Sermon Theme: With Jesus on Our Side, We Need not Fear the Devil
  I. The devil is more powerful than any mere human
  II. Jesus is more powerful than the devil

Text for this Wednesday: Matthew 26:59-68

Text for Next Sunday: John 8:42-51

Sunday School Lesson: Quarterly Review

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God" ( Philippians 4:6 )
  Bible Quiz: Where are we told that the Gospel will be proclaimed throughout all the earth before the Last Day?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Isaiah 55:10-11 )



NOTE: there was no Lenten Service 8 March 2017

Whole Service for 5 March 2017 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Sermon only for 5 March 2017 Invocavit, The First Sunday in Lent
Hymns: 17, 524, 446, and 395
Sermon Text: Luke 22:24-32
Sermon Theme: The Kingdom of Christ is for the Humble
  I. Being great in Christ's kingdom of grace is far different from greatness in the kingdoms of this world
  II. The kingdom of glory awaits humble Christians in heaven

Text for Next Sunday: Mark 9:17-29

Sunday School Lesson: The Woman of Canaan ( Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Ye seek to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God" ( John 8:40 )
  Bible Quiz: Where in Scripture does it state that where the Word of God is regularly and consistently in use (as it is in the local congregation) that it shall not be preached in vain?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Antioch ( Acts 11:26 )



Whole Service for 1 March 2017 Ash Wednesday
Sermon only for 1 March 2017 Ash Wednesday
Hymns: 159, 141, 154, and 325
Sermon Text: Luke 6:20-49
Sermon Theme: Understanding Our Sinfulness Should Help Us to Understand Why Christ Suffered
  I. We have been guilty of transgressing God's Law in so many different ways
  II. Christ suffered the punishment that we deserve by our transgressions

Whole Service for 26 February 2017 Quinquagesima
Sermon only for 26 February 2017 Quinquagesima
Hymns: 27, 411, 522, and 367
Sermon Text: John 12:23-36
Sermon Theme: Jesus Spoke to the People about the Effects of His Upcoming Death
  I. He told them that His death would glorify God
  II. He told them that His death would draw all people to Himself

Text for Ash Wednesday: Luke 6:20-49

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 22:24-32

Sunday School Lesson: The One Thing Needful ( Luke 10:38-42 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "[Christ] His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" ( I Peter 2:24 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the city in which the believers in Christ were first called Christians?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: John 4:17-18



Whole Service for 19 February 2017 Sexagesima
Sermon only for 19 February 2017 Sexagesima
Hymns: 14, 423, 574, and 477
Sermon Text: Mark 4:26-32
Sermon Theme: The Lord Brings about Miraculous Growth in His Church
  I. Spiritual growth in individual believers
  II. Growth of the Christian Church in general

Text for Next Sunday: John 12:23-36

Sunday School Lesson: The Nobleman's Son ( John 4:46-54 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handywork?" ( Psalm 19:1 )
  Bible Quiz: Which verses of John chapter four show Jesus' divine attribute of omniscience?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: John 1:14



Whole Service for 12 February 2017 Septuagesima
Sermon only for 12 February 2017 Septuagesima
Hymns: 23, 365, 384, and 395
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Sermon Theme: We Must Put the Gifts that God has Given Us to Good Use
  I. God gives different gifts to different people
  II. He expects us to put these gifts to good use

Text for Next Sunday: Mark 4:26-32

Sunday School Lesson: The Daughter of Jairus ( Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:27-46; Luke 8:41-56 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" ( I Corinthians 6:19 )
  Bible Quiz: What verse of John chapter one shows that Jesus is both true God and true man?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Malahi 3:10



Whole Service for 5 February 2017 The Last Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon only for 5 February 2017 The Last Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 134, 290, 135, and 37
Sermon Text: Matthew 11:25-27
Sermon Theme: Only God is Able to Reveal Christ to Us as Our Savior from Sin
  I. His revelation is hid from the worldly wise
  II. It is revealed to the humble
  III. All glory must go to God when a person receives this revelation by faith

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 25:14-30

Sunday School Lesson: The Ten Lepers ( Luke 17:11-19 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" ( I Corinthians 2:10 )
  Bible Quiz: In the book of the prophet Malachi, where does God promise His rich blessings upon those who contribute to the support of His House?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Amos 7:14-15



Whole Service for 29 January 2017 The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon only for 29 January 2017 The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 17, 398, 649, and 341
Sermon Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon Theme: Jesus Revealed Himself to be the Son of God on the Sea of Galilee
  I. Jesus walked upon the surface of the Sea of Galilee
  II. Jesus used His power to allow Peter also to walk on the water

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 11:25-27

Sunday School Lesson: The Woman of Samaria ( John 4:1-43 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin" ( Exodus 34:6-7 )
  Bible Quiz: After Amos was told to stop prophesying, in what verses did he describe how the Lord had Made him a prophet?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Ezekiel 33:31



Whole Service for 22 January 2017 Third Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon only for 22 January 2017 Thired Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 540, 414, 396, and 417
Sermon Text: Luke 17:5-10
Sermon Theme: We Cannot Take Personal Pride in the Strength of Our Faith
  I. Our faith is much weeaker than it should be
  II. Our works of service to God are nothing to boast about as being meritorious

Text for Next Sunday: Matthew 14:22-33

Sunday School Lesson: Peter's Catch of Fishes ( Luke 5:1-11 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I will behod Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness" ( Psalm 17:15 )
  Bible Quiz: Which verse in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 33 describes unbelievers who pretend to be Christians?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The rulers are described as "wolves" ( Ezekiel 22:27 ) and the false prophets are described as "foxes" ( Ezekiel 13:4 ) and as "lions" ( Ezekiel 22:25 )



Whole Service for 15 January 2017 Second Sunday After Epiphany
Sermon only for 15 January 2017 Second Sunday After Epiphany
Hymns: 126, 404, 426, and 324
Sermon Text: Luke 19:1-10
Sermon Theme: Salvation Comes to a Penitent Sinner through Christ
  I. A tax-collector name Zacchaeous desired to see Jesus
  II. It was Jesus who actually sought out Zacchaeus
  III. Zacchaeus was brought to saving faith in Christ, and showed this by his fruits

Text for Next Sunday: Luke 17:5-10

Sunday School Lesson: Wise Men fromn the East ( Matthew Chapter 2 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "I had not known sin, but by the Law: for I had not known lust, except the Law had said, Thou shalt not covet" ( Romans 7:7 )
  Bible Quiz: In the Book of Ezekiel, what animal is unsed to describe the wicked rulers; and what animal is used to describe false prophets?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Jehoiachin, king of Judah ( II Kings 25:27-30 Jeremiah 52:31-34 )



Note: On 8 January 2017 no services were held due to ice and snow


Whole Service for 1 January 2017 New Year's Day
Sermon only for 1 January 2017 New Year's Day
Hymns: 120, 125, 136, and 138
Sermon Text: Luke 2:22-32
Sermon Theme: Simeon Rejoices in the Fulfilment of the Messianic Prophecies
  I. Simeon was looking forward to the coming of Christ
  II. Having seen Christ, Simeon was ready to die in peace

Text for Next Sunday:Mark 10:13-16

Sunday School Lesson: The Presentation of Jesus ( Luke 2:21-40 )

Adult Bible Class
  Memory Verse: "God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knwoledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" ( II Corinthians 4:6 )
  Bible Quiz: What was the name of the king of Judah whom the King of Babylon brought out of prison and dealt kindly with him?
  Answer to Last Week's Quiz: Hanan