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

2014-09-19 ILC Chapel — We can only see God…

2014 Chapels -
We can only see God correctly through Jesus


Date : 2014-09-19
Speaker : John Reim

Romans 1:20 (Listen)

20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,1 in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.


[1] 1:20 Or clearly perceived from the creation of the world


John 1:18 (Listen)

18 No one has ever seen God; the only God,1 who is at the Father’s side,2 he has made him known.


[1] 1:18 Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Son

[2] 1:18 Greek in the bosom of the Father


John 14:8–21 (Listen)

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me1 anything in my name, I will do it.

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,2 to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be3 in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”


[1] 14:14 Some manuscripts omit me

[2] 14:16 Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7

[3] 14:17 Some manuscripts and is


Hymn: TLH 252 :
We All Believe in One True God — Organ Audio

1. We All Believe in One True God
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Ever-present Help in need,
Praised by all the heavenly host,
By whose mighty power alone
All is made and wrought and done.

2. We all believe in Jesus Christ,
Son of God and Mary’s Son,
Who descended from His throne
And for us salvation won;
By whose cross and death are we
Rescued from all misery.

3. We all confess the Holy Ghost,
Who from both fore’er proceeds;
Who up-holds and comforts us
In all trials, fears,and needs.
Blest and holy Trinity,
Praise forever be to Thee!