Let Us Stay the Course with Jesus!

Jul 21, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 745; CW 363 (alt. TLH 353); CW 356 (alt. TLH 355); 798
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter into Your presence and sit at Your feet, may Your truths find room in my heart and take root in my mind.  Cause me to repent of my sins and to rejoice in Your forgiving love.  Lead me into greater understanding of Your will, so that I might always walk in Your ways.  Help me to be faithful, O Lord, as I seek to honor Your name each day.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:113-120

First Reading: 

Jeremiah 23:21-32

Our Savior God is not a distant, uninvolved spiritual being, but rather a personal God interested in our welfare.  Consequently, He wants His truths proclaimed faithfully and opposes any false prophet who may arise promoting his own dreams and lies.  Let us be careful to distinguish between God’s truths and man’s errors!

Second Reading: 

1 John 4:1-6

John warns us that many false prophets will arise in this sin-filled world.  He urges us to “test the spirits” who claim to bring us truth to see whether they are indeed from God or whether they are simply proclaiming error.  Do so by comparing what people say with what God has revealed in His Bible!