The Holy Spirit Is Guardian of My Faith

Jun 27, 1999
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Hymns: 224; 451; 234; 46
Pre-Service Prayer:

Oh Holy Spirit, thank You for calling me out of my sin and unbelief and for making me a child of God. There is so much that tries to pull me away. Sometimes I fell myself slipping…sometimes very much. Teach me, strengthen me, and open my heart to the Gospel so that I may remain faithful to You, the Father, and my Savior—Jesus. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 40

First Reading: 

Romans 8:16-30

The Holy Spirit has called us to faith and made us God’s children. Still, in this world we may be led to doubt whether we really are redeemed children of God. The Holy Spirit reassures. In the midst of all the world’s troubles even children of God might groan. The Holy Spirit gives hope. Children of God are still weak sinners and do not even always know what to pray for. The Holy Spirit intercedes.

Second Reading: 

Luke 12:8-12

Giving witness to Christ may seem like a fearful thing, especially when we consider the potential reaction of those who hear. Nevertheless, equipped with the Word of God, we can confess our Savior before others with boldness. Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit will work through the Word and give us the words to speak.