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He Needed to Take Sin Upon Himself (Psalm 85:1-13, Isaiah 42:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Matthew 3:13-17)

Pastor Michael MorehousePastor Michael Morehouse, January 12, 2014
Part of the One Year Lectionary series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Tags: Epiphany


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About Pastor Michael Morehouse: Rev. Dr. Morehouse was born and reared in Toledo, OH. He is a graduate of Adrian College (1987, BBA, Management and German, Magna Cum Laude), Concordia Theological Seminary (1998, MDIV, Historical Theology), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2017, DMIN, Pastoral Ministry). Pastor Morehouse is Senior Pastor of Catalina Lutheran Church, having served at Christ’s Altar here since July 12, 1998. Prior to entering the Office of the Holy Ministry, Dr. Morehouse was a Financial Consultant, and before that, spent several years in Retail Management. Throughout that time, he served as a Signal enlisted man; a 2LT, then as a Commissioned Army Aviator (MAJ), and finally as Chaplain, US Army, retiring in 2006 after a tour in Iraq, with 23 years of military service. He serves as Vice-President of the Campus Christian Center of the University of Arizona, and was a member of the Board of Regents for Concordia University, Irvine, CA (2010-2016). He continues to serve as a member of the LCMS Operation Barnabas Advisory Group.
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Psalm 85:1-13

1LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. 3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 4Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease. 5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations? 6Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? 7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation. 8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. 10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps. (KJV)

Isaiah 42:1-7

1Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. 5Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: 6I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. (KJV)

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (KJV)

Matthew 3:13-17

13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (KJV)

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