Set Your Sights on Zion!

Sep 5, 2004
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Law/Gospel
Hymns: 44; 480; 754; 306; 478
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, we come before You this day and implore Your blessing. Lead us in the way we are to go. Move us to repent of all of our sins, to rejoice in Your forgiveness, and to live in godly faith and obedience. Prevent Satan from misleading us in any way and bring us finally to Your heavenly home. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 31

First Reading: 

Isaiah 66:18-24

Isaiah speaks of the end of time when God will gather all peoples before His throne of judgment. He will create a “new heavens” and “new earth” for those who believe, but for those who have rejected Him, He maintains “their worm does not die.”

Second Reading: 

Luke 13:22-30

Jesus speaks of the end of time and urges us “to enter through the narrow gate.” He warns us that now is the time to follow Him in faith, for the time will come when it is too late—when the door is shut and He will say to all who knock, “Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.”