The Whims of Man Cannot Erode the Word of God

Aug 3, 2003
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Word of God
Hymns: 775(1-3,5-6), 781, 755/315, 313(1,3)
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord, open my heart to hear and through Your Word to me draw near,
Let me Your Word ever pure retain, let me Your child and heir remain.

Lord, as I bow before Your throne, I seek to follow You alone.
Increase the love within my heart, that ne'er I stray and ne'er depart.

For all now gathered, Lord I pray--uplift, sustain, instruct today.
Forgive our sins. Make strong the weak. Come Lord Jesus, Your face we seek. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:129-144

First Reading: 

2 Timothy 4:1-5

Preach the Word! This is the charge given to every believer. God gives His Word for instruction, rebuke, encouragement. Preaching this true and effective Word becomes all the more important as people follow after fairy tales because they are more to their liking. God's truth isn't always pleasant for the sinner to hear, but it is what saves the sinner from eternal death. Your ministry is to PREACH THE WORD!

Second Reading: 

Mark 6:7-13

Jesus sent the twelve apostles out into the cities to preach the Word. Not every house would welcome them. Where people listened to the Word of God and welcomed the apostles, they were to stay and preach. Where people rejected the Word of God, the apostles were to leave. The judgment of God will fall on all who reject His Word and the truth of His salvation.