Four Words Which Ought to Describe Each of Our Relationships with God’s Word!

Jun 6, 2010
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 3; 284; 775; 755; 306; 53
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter Your presence for worship this day instill within my heart a deep desire for and reverence of Your Word. May I listen carefully as I hear it. Please send Your Spirit to guide me, so that I fully understand it. Then, O Lord, help me always to apply it appropriately within my life, so that through my words and actions I might honor Your saving name and be blessed by Your powerful hand. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 143

First Reading: 

Romans 3:21-25a,27-28

We are justified before God by faith through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. We cannot boast in our own deeds, but rather have received by faith God’s gift of righteousness!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 7:21-29

Any fool can mouth God’s Word or even perform supposed wonder in Christ’s name, but the truly wise person builds both his faith and life upon that Word—believing it and practicing it!