Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Revealing Your Grace!

Sep 19, 1999
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Grace
Hymns: 17; 388; 284; 417 (st.1,2,7)
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, we come to You spiritually poor and by nature lost in sin. Yet by Your grace and through the merits of our dear Savior Jesus, You wash away our sins and leave us spiritually rich, destined to inherit the joys of heaven. May we ever join Your heavenly hosts in praising Your holy name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 40

Isaiah foretells the glories of the Savior’s future kingdom—a kingdom of grace and blessing leading to salvation for God’s ransomed children.

Paul greets the Philippian congregation by extending to them a wish for God’s grace and peace, by thanking God for their fellowship in the Gospel, and by praying that they might through their lives ever glorify God.

Second Reading: 

Mark 8:11-21

In spite of Jesus’ words and actions, His disciples still at times did not understand Him. Jesus would then patiently explain His meaning. Today as well, we struggle at times to know and to do what is right and pleasing to our Savior. Thankfully, He patiently instructs us as we study His Word.