God Is Our Refuge and Strength--a Very Present Help in Trouble!

Oct 28, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 775; 262; 651; 261
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, our God and Savior, as we gather together to worship in Your presence, we pray that You would preserve Your Word in our midst. Cause us to grow in our understanding of Your truths so that we can avoid all error and proclaim your Gospel to the joy and healing of many souls. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 62

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 3:11-23

Christ is the foundation of our Christian faith! When we believe in Christ and accept His truths by faith, the Spirit of God dwells in us. Let us, therefore, build our lives and fulfill our ministries with confidence relying upon Christ and His Word rather than relying on the wisdom of this present age and world.

Second Reading: 

John 2:13-22

Jesus once "reformed" the church by cleansing the temple. In so doing He reprimanded His fellow Jews for perverting the purpose of true religion. At the same time He directed His disciples’ minds and hearts to the Scriptures, wherein religious truth is revealed. May we ever believe those same Scriptures and preserve and proclaim true religion!