Your Relationship with God Directly Impacts Your Relationships with Others!

Nov 16, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 226 (alt. TLH 2); CW 354 (alt. TLH 358); LSB 696 (alt. TLH 395:1, 3-5); WS 758
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, I pray for Your presence and blessing as I worship with my fellow believers this day.  Send Your Spirit to lead me to confess my sins sincerely, to rejoice in Your forgiveness entirely, and then to forgive my fellow believers completely when they sin against me.  May Your gospel message of grace and mercy fill my heart and dominate my life.  In Jesus’ saving name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 130

First Reading: 

1 Thessalonians 5:14-23

The Christian life involves our relationship with God and our fellow believers.  We are to listen to God and share His truths with our fellow believers.  We are to rejoice, pray, give thanks, while upholding and holding to everything that is good, knowing always that our God is faithful!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 18:23-35

Jesus’ Parable of the Unforgiving Servant reveals God’s grace and mercy—forgiving us all of our sins, while it encourages us to forgive others even as we have been forgiven.