How Ought We Define Success?

Feb 27, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 758; 392; 150; 154; 293
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as we worship in Your presence this day, open our eyes to the wonders of Your love. Help us to see Jesus through the revelation of Your Word. Lead us to appreciate His work of redemption on our behalf. May we ever be ready to repent of our sins, to rejoice in Your forgiveness, and then be moved to live our lives in joyous service to You as we serve others. In Jesus’ saving name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 19

First Reading: 

Psalm 25

The Psalmist looks to God for instruction—“teach me Your paths,” for forgiveness—“do not remember the sins of my youth,” and for deliverance—“redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles!”

Second Reading: 

Galatians 2:16-21

We are not justified by works, but rather by faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. At the same time we are to live lives filled with good works, for Christ our Savior who loves us and gave Himself for us lives within our hearts!