Our Father, Glorify Your Name through Us!

Jun 25, 2000
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Prayer
Hymns: 250; All Things Which We On Earth Possess; 364; 408
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for revealing Yourself, Your Son, and the Holy Spirit to me in Your Word. All the things You have shown & taught me about Yourself are true. They are what bring to me salvation from my sin. Still, I don’t always give Your Word the “set-aside-place” in my life and heart that it deserves. Forgive me my sin, and create in me a deep love for You that shows itself in all that I do. Bless us all in worship today, I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 115

First Reading: 

Exodus 34:1-9

The “name” of God is much more than the actual names by which He is known. God’s name is everything He has revealed about Himself in His Word. When Moses was on Mount Sinai, the Lord proclaimed the name of the Lord to Him. The Lord proclaimed that He is a just God who will judge sin; but He is also long-suffering, merciful, gracious, abounding in goodness and truth.

God reveals His name to us in His Word. Therefore, God’s Word should be our greatest treasure which we value greatly and guard zealously. Paul reminded Timothy of the treasure we have in God’s Word—it makes us wise for salvation; and warned him of the need to guard the treasure—many false prophets will come and many hearers won’t want to hear the truth.