God Has Given Us His Word So That We Might Have Life in His Name!
O dear Lord God, I praise You for having given me Your precious Word! In that Word You reveal to me Your holy will and Your merciful ways. I must confess, O Lord, my many sins, for I have been unable to keep Your commandments. Yet, dear Savior, I rejoice in Your forgiving love and the promises You have given me by Your grace. Be with me and my fellow believers as we worship in Your presence this day. Uplift, instruct, and inspire us to ever greater faithfulness. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
God’s Word is a “lamp” and a “light” for believers. In the midst of a very difficult world, God’s Word provides guidance and joy, as His law instructs us concerning His will and His gospel provides for us an eternal heritage.
We are to preach Christ-the “Word of life.” The Holy Spirit will use that message to create faith within the hearts of those who hear it and establish bonds of fellowship between believers and their God. The God-intended result is fullness of joy!