The Introit p. 16
The Gloria Patri
The Kyrie p. 17
The Gloria in Excelsis
The Salutation and Collect p. 19
The Epistle and Gradual
Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
The Nicene Creed p. 22
Spirit and Word - How God Works in Us
The Sanctus p. 26
The Lord's Prayer p. 27
The Words of Institution
The Agnus Dei p. 28
The Nunc Dimittis p. 29
The Benediction p. 31
The Hymn #649 Jesus Savior Pilot Me
Tenth Sunday After Trinity
- Asian polytheism teaches about the spirit world working with people to make them prosperous, if they do the right things, like demanding precisely what they want.
- This was copied by a woman who is largely forgotten, except that Norman Vincent Peale plagiarized her book as The Power of Positive Thinking.
- Robert Schuller came up with another version and called it Possibility Thinking, and his first guest speaker was Norman Vincent Peale.
- Schuller had a close association with Fuller Seminary, nearby, and also with Paul Y. Cho, an Assembly of God minister (kicked out for paganism) who taught the Asian concepts in raw form.
- Pat Robertson endorsed Cho's ideas and repeated them, just as Schuller did.
- Another form of this comes from Napoleon Hill. Schuller and several other famous people were given awards for promoting Hill's Satanic and anti-Christian concepts.
- A WELS circuit pastor told me about a meeting where a WELS leader brought a case of Cho books and sold them to the WELS pastors. Evangelism!
- Joel Osteen and Mark Jeske often repeat the prosperity concepts of this occult-pagan philosophy. Many Evangelicals copy it.
Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 12:3) says concerning the ungodly, who with great satisfaction persecute the righteous: “Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.”
40. God gives the ungodly mighty kingdoms, riches, lands and houses, making them to enjoy greatness and abundance. But when the swine are fed and fat, the question of bacon and sausage introduces a struggle. A slaughterer — a sausage-maker — appears, perchance, to slaughter the swine in their sty; one comes desolating the country, overthrowing the kingdom, destroying people and all; for, desiring to be but swine, the people must be destroyed like swine. Even though the world have personal knowledge of such punishment, it continues its course so long as possible — until the slaughterer comes. Swine remain swine; they are capable of standing ever unmoved by their trough, one perfectly indifferent if another be struck dead before its eyes. Christians Recognize the Divine Source of Their Gifts.
41. Christians, however, though obliged to live among swine and to be at times trampled under foot and rooted about, have nevertheless surpassing glory; for they can look up and intelligently behold their Lord and his gifts.
They are not of the pen of swine intended only for slaughter; they know themselves children of God, adorned by him with gifts and graces not merely temporal. They are conscious that, having given them body and life — for these they realize are not of their own obtaining — he will also supply their further needs, providing for them forever.