Don't Let History Repeat Itself!

Oct 6, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Faith
Hymns: 39; 477; 413; 305; 544(3,5-6)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, send Your Spirit to bless us as we gather to worship this day. Move us to repent of our sins, to rejoice in Your forgiveness, and to bear fruit in our lives as we strive faithfully to serve You. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 32

First Reading: 

Isaiah 5:1-7

The Lord compares His Old Testament people to a “vineyard”—planted with utmost care, but which ultimately produced inferior “wild” grapes. What should be done in such a case? The Lord warns His unfaithful people that He will destroy them in view of their unfaithfulness!

Second Reading: 

Philippians 3:12-21

St. Paul urges us to join him in pressing toward the “goal” of the calling of God in Christ. There are many who will oppose us as “enemies of the cross of Christ,” but let us persevere, knowing that our citizenship truly lies in heaven, not on this earth!