The Christian's Motto: Praise the Lord!

Jul 30, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 8; 39; 798
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, we come before You this day in worship and praise. Move us to confess our sins with sincerity, to listen to Your Word with attention, to lay before You our petitions, and to go forth from Your house determined to live our lives in accordance with Your holy will. Be with us and bless us this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 47

First Reading: 

Acts 5:12-25

The apostles preached the gospel of Jesus in the temple with power and with great effect. The result was their imprisonment, but the angel of the Lord opened the prison doors during the night and told them to go right on preaching. This left their enemies befuddled!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 6:7-18

Jesus taught His disciples how to pray by giving them what we now call the “Lord’s Prayer.” He then went on to instruct them concerning the true purpose of fasting—a sign of devotion to God!