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

2008-04-18 ILC Chapel — Immanuel, God is with us…

2008 Chapels -
Immanuel, God is with us in the promise of a Savior

 

Date : 2008-04-18
Speaker : Professor Steven Sippert

Genesis 1:26-27 (Listen)

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

Genesis 3:8-15 (Listen)

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 The Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all livestock
and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
and dust you shall eat
all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.”

Revelation 21:1-4 (Listen)

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (ESV)

Hymn : WS 738 st. 2,3: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus Hymnary.org link

2. Alleluia! bread of angels,  
Thou on earth our food, our stay; 
Alleluia! here the sinful  
flee to Thee from day to day: 
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,  
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me, 
Where the songs of all the sinless  
sweep across the crystal sea. 

3. Alleluia! not as orphans  
are we left in sorrow now; 
Alleluia! He is near us,  
faith believes, nor questions how; 
Though the cloud from sight received Him  
when the forty days were o’er 
Shall our hearts forget His promise,  
“I am with you evermore”?