What Are We Doing Here?

Aug 15, 2010
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Trust
Hymns: 285; 428; 775
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, as we consider the lessons You taught to a discouraged and dejected prophet, Elijah, prevent me from becoming discouraged in my life of service to You. Keep me always trusting in Your Word and its power, and not in the fading things of this world. Bless the time spent in Your house today, strengthen my faith and increase my love for You. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 73

First Reading: 

1 Kings 18:17-46

God had sent a drought upon Israel in judgment of their rebellion and the wickedness of their king and queen—Ahab and Jezebel. The drought would end after a dramatic demonstration on Mount Carmel showed who the true God is. However, neither the Mount Carmel victory nor the rain from God’s gracious hand would change the hearts of Ahab and Jezebel. (This reading is the context for today’s sermon text.)

Second Reading: 

Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus invited Peter to “come” and walk on the water to Him. As long as Peter trusted that word of Jesus he too was walking on the water. However, when Peter became distracted by the storm and considered the danger instead of His Savior’s Word, he began to sink.