Jesus, the Son of Man, Is Lord of the Sabbath!

Oct 12, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 223 (alt. TLH 7); CW 365 (alt. TLH 351); LSB 524 (alt. TLH 364); WS 798
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, as I enter into Your presence this day for worship, may I secure from Your gracious hands the rest that I seek for my soul.  I need Your forgiveness; I need Your strength; I need Your presence; I need Your guidance as I seek to follow You each day and live my life with faithfulness.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 33

First Reading: 

Colossians 2:16-23

Paul urges his readers not to allow anyone to judge them in connection with Old Testament laws, for they were “a shadow of things to come” and found their fulfillment in Christ.  Man by nature assumes that salvation is gained by works in our day as well, but it is not, for salvation is gained by faith in Jesus Christ!

Second Reading: 

John 8:31-36

Truth and freedom are not found in man’s opinions or works, but rather in the grace and forgiveness of God revealed through the words of Jesus Christ.  Let us listen to those words and abide in the truths they reveal!