God's Word Is a Message about Sin and Grace!

Jun 24, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 745; 295; 382; 47
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, as I enter into Your presence to worship this day, please send Your Spirit to bless me. May He lead me to a genuine repentance over my sins, to a confident joy in Your forgiveness, to a better understanding of Your Word, and to a greater commitment to be faithful to You in my daily life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 25

First Reading: 

Psalm 119:33-40

God’s children, who are saved by His grace through faith in Jesus, desire both to understand and fulfill His will. God’s law serves as a guide for them. We join the Psalmist in praying that the LORD would indeed instruct us and establish us through His Word!

Second Reading: 

1 Timothy 1:5-11

While God’s law indeed serves to guide believers in the paths they should go, it also serves as a curb for our sinful flesh and all of the ungodly people in this world. As a curb the law restrains sin by threatening to punish it, which in turn preserves outward order—a distinct blessing for everyone!