Be Aware and Beware of False Prophets

Aug 10, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 1; 460; CW #528 (alt. TLH 465); 283
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, my Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier—You reveal Yourself to me through Your Word.  You proclaim Your grace and mercy together with Your plan for my salvation through Your gospel.  You express Your will through Your law.  Give me ears to hear, grant me insight into all of these truths, and fill me with a zeal for Your truths.  Preserve me, O LORD from all that would mislead me.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 48

First Reading: 

Galatians 3:1-4

The apostle Paul asks his beloved Galatian Christians how they could be so foolish as to give up the teaching of salvation by grace through faith and substitute for it a salvation earned by keeping the law.  We too must guard against such substitutions of error for divine truth!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 7:22-29

Jesus says that many false teachers will arise in His name…some even performing miracles!  We are always to remember that God’s Word is the solid rock foundation upon which we will want to build our faith and lives, not the shifting sands of human opinions.