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For we are sired by a heavenly Father.

BibleGateway: Matthew 23:1-12

ESV Text: Matthew 23:1-12

KJV Text:

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     1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 223:
We Thank Thee, Jesus, Dearest Friend

— Organ Audio

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1. We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend, 
That Thou didst into heaven ascend. 
O blessed Savior, bid us live 
And strength to soul and body give. 

2. Ascended to His throne on high, 
Hid from our sight, yet always nigh; 
He rules and reigns at God’s right hand 
And has all power at His command. 

3. The man who trusts in Him is blest 
And finds in Him eternal rest; 
This world’s allurements we despise 
And fix on Christ alone our eyes. 

4. We therefore heartily rejoice 
And sing His praise with cheerful voice; 
He captive led captivity, 
From bitter death He set us free. 

5. Through Him we heirs of heaven are made; 
O Brother, Christ, extend Thine aid 
That we may firmly trust in Thee 
And through Thee live eternally.