Let Us Each Take Up Elijah's Mantle!

Oct 16, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Stewardship
Hymns: 16; 402; 483; 49
Pre-Service Prayer:

O God, our good and gracious Father in heaven, as we worship this day give us insight into Your word. May we be led to repent of our sins, to embrace Your forgiving love in Jesus, and to devote ourselves—our time and our talents—to the work You have entrusted to us here in this world. Enable us, O Lord, faithfully to follow You here in time, so that we might join You forever in eternity. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 90

First Reading: 

1 John 1:3-10, 1 John 2:1-2

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all!” God calls upon us to walk with Him in the light, that is, we are to confess our sins, turn away from them, and rejoice in God’s forgiveness. While sin will unfortunately remain part of our lives while we live in this world, let us rejoice in our Advocate, Jesus, and share His message of redemption with the whole world!

Second Reading: 

Luke 6:43-49

Jesus here speaks frankly about good trees and bad trees, about industrious home builders and lazy home builders. Which are you? By the grace of God and the power of His Spirit may we all in faith strive to fulfill our callings by bearing good fruit to God’s glory and by building a solid spiritual foundation, which will withstand all the storms of our present lives!