The Defense Never Rests

Nov 9, 2014
Guest Pastor
Topic(s): Evangelism
Hymns: 770; 767; LSB 508(alt. TLH 611); 500; 370
Pre-Service Prayer:
O Christ, our true and only light, enlighten those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Your voice and in Your fold with us rejoice.
 
Fill with the radiance of Your grace the souls now lost in error's maze;
Enlighten those whose inmost minds some dark delusion haunts and blinds.
 
O gently call those gone astray that they may find the saving way!
Let ev'ry conscience sore oppressed in You find peace and heav'nly rest.
 
Shine on the darkened and the cold; recall the wand'rers to Your fold.
Unite all those who walk apart; confirm the weak and doubting heart,
 
That they with us may evermore such grace with wond'ring thanks adore
And endless praise to You be giv'n by all Your Church in earth and heav'n. 
Amen. [cf. TLH 512/LSB 839]
Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 66

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

God commanded the Israelites to teach His Word and Will to each new generation and to make use of His Word. They were to always keep the Word of God evident and active—always ready to include it in their conversations and apply it to their life’s circumstance.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 5:13-16

Jesus has made us salt and light in the world. We have a role to play in “seasoning” the earth with righteousness and spreading the light of God’s Word for the salvation of souls.