The Word of God Is Powerful

Mar 23, 2014
Guest Pastor
Topic(s): Word of God
Hymns: 510; 290; 744; CW 577 (alt. TLH 498)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, please fill my heart with joy as I consider today Your message of eternal salvation. Move me to recognize how important this message is for every human being.  Open my eyes to every opportunity You give me to share this message, so that Your Spirit might work saving faith within the hearts of all who surround me. Be with and bless me and my fellow believers as we worship this day.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 98

First Reading: 

Romans 10:8b-17

God has chosen the preaching of “the gospel of peace” as the means by which the Holy Spirit works faith within the hearts of people.  That faith in Jesus Christ can be confessed by all with complete confidence, for it will never be put to shame!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 9:35-38

Jesus has great compassion for the lost and scattered souls of mankind.  Those lost souls need to hear “the gospel of the kingdom.”  Let us heed Jesus’ call to prayer, so that many hearts will be moved to join in His spiritual harvest!