Let All of Creation Praise the Lord!

Aug 29, 1999
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Hymns: 39; 363; 30; 244
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord, when I consider all that You have done for us sinners, and all that You have done for my own personal life and that of my family, my heart is filled with thanksgiving. Keep my lips from ever stopping to sing Your praises. Keep my heart from ever ceasing to rejoice in You. Lord, lift up our hearts and accept our praises, for Jesus’ sake, Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 145

First Reading: 

Hebrews 13:11-21

Jesus’ sacrifice for sin accomplished what all the Old Testament sacrifices symbolized. Christ’s sacrifice gives us reason to praise God—in words but also in conduct. Praise to God is important in the life of God’s children. Praise to God gives Him glory and at the same time lifts our spirits and encourages us. We rejoice to praise God now, but oh, what praise we will give in the perfection of heaven!

Second Reading: 

Luke 8:26-39

Jesus healed a demon-possessed man. The people who didn’t understand who Jesus was and what He had done were seized with fear. The man whom Jesus healed, understood and believed in Jesus. His heart overflowed with thanksgiving and he proclaimed the Lord’s praises everywhere in the city.