O Lord...Deliver Us from Evil

Aug 20, 2000
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Prayer
Hymns: 38; 785; 435; 47
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our blessed heavenly Father, we come before You this day with joy. You are our Refuge in the midst of this evil world. Protect us from Satan and his host and deliver us by Your grace unto life everlasting. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 54

First Reading: 

Psalm 91:1-12; Romans 8:28-39

Our world is filled with evil. The LORD God, however, here promises to protect His believing children from evil and to provide for them a refuge from harm.

When God permits evil to enter our lives, He promises to work it out for our good. He is, after all, all-powerful. With St. Paul we can rely upon the fact that nothing can separate us from His love for us in Christ.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 10:16-33

“A disciple is not above his teacher.” Just as Jesus endured evil for us, we may be called upon to endure evil for Him. Let us be faithful witnesses of our Lord, knowing that our God loves us and will deliver us!