It Is an Honor to Know and Share the Wisdom of God

Sep 7, 2014
Guest Pastor
Topic(s): God-Holy Spirit
Hymns: 748; 491 adapted; LSB 536 (1,3-5 tune TLH 366); 351(1-6,11,15); 227; 309; 360(1-2,5-7)
Pre-Service Prayer:

Heavenly Father, thank You for revealing true wisdom to me in Your Word. Thank You for working in my heart the faith to believe this wisdom. Teach me, strengthen me to be a faithful servant in Your kingdom and to eagerly share what You have led me to know. Bless all who gather for worship today, nourish our faith, strengthen our hearts. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 104

First Reading: 

James 3:8-12

How do we use our tongue? Do we use it to bless the Lord, or do we use it to curse our neighbors? As children of God we ought to use our tongues to glorify our Father in Heaven. He wants us to use our tongues to tell the truth that He gave us through Jesus Christ. So, let us use our tongues in a God-pleasing way of speaking and spreading the truth.

Second Reading: 

Mark 7:31-37

Jesus, while in the region of Decapolis, receives a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment. We know Jesus is full of compassion and the great Healer. He opens the ears and releases the tongue of the man giving him the ability to hear and to speak. What do the witnesses of this do? Even though Jesus charged them not to speak of this, they zealously proclaimed it. How do we proclaim the mighty works of our Lord in our lives?