You Cannot Serve Both God and Money

Jun 22, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 746; 753; CW 477 (alt. TLH 430:1-4, 8); 54
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter into Your presence this day for worship, I pray that You would fill my heart and mind with true devotion for You.  May my heart never be led astray by the riches of this world, but rather move me to recognize that You are the Lord of all things and lead me always to follow You with faithfulness.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 24

First Reading: 

1 John 4:13-16

The one, true God is the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Father in love has sent His Son as “Savior of the world.” The Spirit has been given to us to lead us to faith in the Father and in Jesus, so that we might live in love!

Second Reading: 

Luke 12:13-21

Jesus warns us about covetousness through His Parable of the Rich Fool.  The man put his trust in his great wealth rather than in God.  He died the very night that he assumed his life of luxury would begin.  God calls such people fools!