The Reformation Restored Two Very Important, Very Personal Truths to God's Church!

Oct 28, 2012
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: LSB 658 (TLH 264), CW 401 (TLH 380), 774 (TLH 262)
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word; 

Curb those who by deceit or sword

Would wrest the kingdom from Your Son 

And bring to naught all He has done.

Lord Jesus Christ, Your pow’r make known,

For You are Lord of lords alone;

Defend Your holy Church that we

May sing Your praise eternally.

O Comforter of priceless worth,

Send peace and unity on earth;

Support us in our final strife

And lead us out of death to life.  Amen.

 

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 46

First Reading: 

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Jeremiah here speaks of the New Testament period in which God would establish a “new covenant” with the members of His Church.  Through faith in Christ Jesus individual believers would embrace their relationship with God, be renewed in heart and mind, and rejoice in His Word!

Second Reading: 

John 8:31-36

The world often views God’s Word, the Bible, as being outdated and even offensive.  Jesus, however, promises that if we abide in His Word—we are His disciples; we will come to know truth; and we will experience genuine freedom!