Ask God for Wisdom!

Oct 14, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 742; 226(st. 1-3, 7); 358; 235(st. 1-3,6,8); 53
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear Father in heaven, we live in a world which presents challenges both to our faith and our abilities to love. As we come before You to worship, please fill our minds with an increased knowledge of Your Word and our hearts with a growing desire to love. Grant us Your wisdom so that all of our words and actions might serve to glorify You and uplift others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 122

First Reading: 

James 2:10-17

We are saved by faith alone, but our saving faith will never be found alone. Saving faith will always be accompanied by a repentant heart, which desires to respond to those who need with mercy and compassion.

Second Reading: 

Mark 10:17-27

The world and those who are of the world place their trust in the riches of this world. Jesus suggests that those who are truly wise are willing to give up everything in this world to follow Him and enter the kingdom of God!