Third Sunday in Lent: 07 Mar 2021 – Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; John 2:13-22 ~ Jesus cleans house!

Third Sunday in Lent: 07 Mar 2021

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts
are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon
the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered
affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of
Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Take these things away;
do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
(John 1:16)

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 Echo Holy – Red Rocks Worship

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O.T. Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 (ESV)

The Ten Commandments

20 And God spoke all these words, saying,

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

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Lord You Have The Words (Psalm 19) – WorshipNOW Modern Psalms

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N.T. Gospel Reading: John 2:13-22 (ESV)

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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Purify My Heart – Jeremy Riddle

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Prayer: 

+ Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Th e D e c a l o g u e – [ACNA – Book of Common Prayer]

+ Celebrant: God spoke these words and said:
I am the Lord your God.
You shall have no other gods but me.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not make for yourself any idol.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God
in vain.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: Honor your father and your mother.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not murder.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not commit adultery.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not steal.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law.

+ Celebrant: You shall not covet.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us,
and write all these, your laws,
in our hearts, we beseech you.

+ Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Closing: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 (ESV) 

Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen



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