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

2008-08-29 ILC Chapel — Cherish God’s Word. Be quick…

2008 Chapels -
Cherish God’s Word. Be quick to hear. Keep it with you.

 

Date : 2008-08-29
Speaker : Professor Steven Sippert

James 1:18-21 (Listen)

18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 296 st. 3,4: Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth Hymnary.org link

3. Lord, Thy words are waters living 
Where I quench my thirsty need; 
Lord, Thy words are bread life-giving, 
On Thy words my Soul doth feed. 
Lord, Thy words shall be my light 
Through death’s vale and dreary night; 
Yea, they are my sword prevailing 
And my cup of joy unfailing. 

4. Precious Jesus, I beseech Thee, 
May Thy words take root in me; 
May this gift from heaven enrich me 
So that I bear fruit for Thee! 
Take them never from my heart 
Till I see Thee as Thou art, 
When in heavenly bliss and glory 
I shall greet Thee and adore Thee.