When Does True Reformation Occur?

Nov 3, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Reformation
Hymns: 373; 262; 264; 266; 308; 261
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, it is Your Spirit who can create in us clean hearts and renew within us right spirits. We pray that as we worship today Your Spirit would be present and active within us as we hear Your Word and receive Your Sacrament. Move us, O Lord, to be faithful Christians. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 46

First Reading: 

Romans 3:19-28

The law of God cannot save us, for its primary purpose is to show us our sin and, therefore, our need of a Savior. God has provided that Savior, Jesus Christ, through whose redemptive work we have been justified. Let us rejoice in this truth and ever accept it in faith!

Second Reading: 

John 8:31-36

We are Jesus’ disciples when we receive Him by faith and abide in His Word. He promises that when we do so, we will know the truth, and that truth will bring us genuine freedom!