Christ Is Our Life!

Oct 6, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 758; 223; 777; 388; 309; 341:1, 4-5
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, as I draw near this day to worship in Your presence, fill me with holy awe, for You are a great and good, a just yet merciful God.  You invite me into Your presence in view of the blood shed by Your dear Son, Jesus.  I come trusting in His name and relying upon Your promises to forgive, to uphold, to instruct, and to strengthen me.  May my presence, prayers, and praises be acceptable in Your sight, O God!  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 51

First Reading: 

Psalm 37:25-40

God is faithful to us, His believing children, and He calls upon us to be faithful to Him in return.  He will indeed bless us as we treasure His Word within our hearts, and as we seek to apply the truths of that Word in our lives.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 6:19-24

Jesus urges us to seek heavenly as opposed to earthly treasures, for earthly treasures are easily lost or stolen, while heavenly treasures will abide throughout eternity.  Jesus then warns us that we can serve only one Master with complete faithfulness. Let us wisely choose to serve Him!