Love--Our Blessed Debt!

Sep 8, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Sanctification
Hymns: 760; 397; 629; 412
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, You have called us by grace into a living relationship with You. Your love is evident in the many blessings You bestow upon our lives. Help us, O Lord, to love others as You have loved us. When we fail, please forgive us and strengthen us so that we might love again in accordance with Your will. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 86

First Reading: 

Ezekiel 33:7-9

It is our responsibility in love to warn the wicked of the danger in which they place themselves when they choose to do evil. God will certainly judge both the wicked and their wickedness.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 18:15-20

Jesus calls upon us to attempt in love to gain a brother caught in sin. This means confronting sinful behavior and removing impenitent sinners from the Christian congregation with the hope that they will repent.