Jesus Says That There Is One Thing We All Truly Need--His Precious Message of Life!

Sep 28, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: LSB 902 (alt. TLH 3); LSB 536 (tune TLH 366); 215
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, You have revealed Yourself to me through Your Word, so that I might come to know You, draw close to You, and be instructed by You.  As I approach Your presence this day for worship instill within my heart a reverence for Your Word even as I am instructed by that Word.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:89-96

First Reading: 

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

Paul urges us to “stand fast and hold the traditions” we have been taught.  Those traditions are the teachings of Scripture, through which Jesus and our heavenly Father comfort our hearts and establish our lives.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 6:19-23

Jesus urges us to “lay up treasures in heaven,” for all earthly treasures are but temporal, while heavenly treasures are eternal.  When our focus is on Christ, then our lives will be filled with His light.