Pray that Famine Never Strikes

Feb 19, 2006
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Word of God
Hymns: 296, 388, 284, 48
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Lord, You have inspired all of Holy Scriptures, caused them to be written for our learning, and have preserved them for us. Grant that we may always read and hear Your Word with reverence and awe, and that we take Your Word to heart so that we will always hold tightly to the hope which Your Word gives to us through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Forgive our sins, have mercy upon us, and preserve us from a famine of the hearing of Your Word. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 20

First Reading: 

Isaiah 55:1-11, Romans 1:18-32

God calls out with His Word offering food and drink to hungry souls. The food will not always be available—seek the Lord while He may be found! God promises that the message of the Gospel will have its nourishing effect.

Those who reject God are without excuse. The world and each one’s conscience testify to God’s existence. God restrains the wickedness of sinners, but if they continue to reject and despise Him, there comes a time when He “gives them up ” to their own sinful desires, and they will be judged in their sin.

Second Reading: 

John 6:32-40

Jesus is the Bread of Life. All who come to Him and believe in Him will never hunger or thirst. Their souls are completely satisfied in the news of the forgiveness of sins.