The Grace of Forgiveness Is the Key to Life!

Nov 4, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 18; 777; 755; 315; 313:3
Pre-Service Prayer:

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I come before You this day with joy in my heart, for You have loved me and forgiven me my many sins. You have embraced me as Your child and declared me to be an heir of heaven. O Lord, instruct me with Your truths, so that I might live my life in accordance with Your Word. Move me to love as I have been loved and to forgive as indeed I have been forgiven. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 130

First Reading: 

Proverbs 24:14-20

Solomon here speaks of the future prospects of those who embrace God's wisdom and those who do not. He warns the wicked not to oppress the righteous. He warns the righteous not to rejoice in the fall of an enemy. Rather, commit all to God who will do what is right and good!

Second Reading: 

Philippians 1:3-11

Paul begins his epistle with a prayer of thanksgiving and encouragement for his fellow believers in Philippi. He rejoices in them, longs for them, and prays that their lives will be filled with fruits of righteousness flowing from a faith grounded in Jesus Christ!