The LORD God Is Worthy of Our Trust!

Sep 15, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 17(1,2,5); 425; 428; O God of Jacob (alt. TLH 434)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, as I enter into Your presence this day with my fellow believers, may we all be moved to trust You completely!  Inform us today of Your wonderful works and ways.  Lead us sincerely to repent of our sins and to rejoice in Your forgiving love.  Move us to sing Your praises and offer You our prayers and petitions with thanksgiving.  Finally, abide with me and my fellow believers as we leave Your house and seek faithfully to serve You each and every day.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 86

First Reading: 

Revelation 5:1-12

Jesus is worthy of our trust, for He is “the Lamb who was slain” for us; He is the One who is able to open the seven seals of the scroll which is our future; and He is the One who has made us “kings and priests” before our God!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 22:23-33

The religious leaders of Jesus’ day did not trust Him, but rather tried to trip Him up in order to discredit Him.  Jesus, however, demonstrated both their ignorance and His powerful insights into the nature, will, and intentions of His heavenly Father!