Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-01-25 ILC Chapel — Replace complaining with contentment

2008 Chapels -
Replace complaining with contentment

 

Date : 2008-01-25
Speaker : Professor John Reim

1 Corinthians 10:6-10 (Listen)

Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 396 st. 1-3,6: Oh, For a Faith That Will Not Shrink Hymnary.org link

1. Oh, for a faith that will not shrink 
Tho’ pressed by many a foe; 
That will not tremble on the brink 
Of poverty or woe; 

2. That will not murmur nor complain 
Beneath the chast’ning rod, 
But in the hour of grief or pain 
Can lean upon its God; 

3. A faith that shines more bright and clear 
When tempests rage without; 
That, when in danger, knows no fear, 
In darkness feels no doubt; 

6. Lord give us such a faith as this; 
And then, whate’er may come, 
We’ll taste e’en now the hallowed bliss 
Of an eternal home.