Jesus Still Speaks with Authority

Feb 5, 2017
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 127,v.1,4,5; LSB 575 (alt. TLH 370); WS 718; LSB 627 (alt. TLH 311); LSB 647 (alt. TLH 477)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, as I enter Your presence for worship this day, open my ears so that I might hear the truths presented in Your holy Word. Implant those truths within my heart and mind, and move me to put those truths into practice in my life. Strengthen me with Your power, O God, and send Your Spirit to work within me, so that I might ever prove faithful to You, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 32

First Reading: 

Ezekiel 33:10-16

God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Rather, God wants all people to repent of their sins and live righteous lives under His guidance and with His blessing.

Second Reading: 

Romans 8:1-9

God’s law does not condemn those who believe in Christ and live their lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our sinful flesh, however, will attempt to mislead us. Therefore, let us pray for the Spirit’s continual presence in our hearts and lives!