Sinful Pride Does Go before the Fall!

Aug 13, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 2; 430; 290; 764
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, may we ever walk before You in humble faith and obedience. The world in which we live is filled with sinful pride and arrogance. Man rejects You, O God, and assumes he can control his destiny. How foolish! Open our ears, so that we might hear Your truths. Open our eyes, so that we might see every opportunity we have to glorify Your name. Bless us this day as we worship in Your presence. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 54

First Reading: 

Acts 7:51-59

Stephen was stoned by a group of his fellow Jews, who in their pride refused to listen to his message about Jesus. The Holy Spirit allowed Stephen to see God’s glory and Jesus standing at His Father’s right hand—a sight which confirmed Stephen’s faith and sustained him in faith unto his end.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 7:24-29

Jesus here speaks of the wise man, who humbly built his house upon the rock of God’s Word, and the foolish man, who proudly built his house upon the sands of human thought. Which house stood the test of time? Upon what foundation are you building your house?