Let Us Learn from the Struggles of Jacob's Family

Jan 18, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 82 (alt TLH 134); 428:1,4,6; CW 500; CW 505; 127
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, as I enter into Your presence to worship this day, fill my heart with a deep desire to grow in my understanding of Your Word.  Grant me ever increasing confidence and joy as I hear Your promises regarding my salvation.  Move me to increased spiritual faithfulness as I seek to serve You in my life each day. I ask these things in the name of Jesus, Your Son and my Savior.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 66

First Reading: 

Proverbs 3:5-7; James 3:17-18

Solomon urges us to put our trust and confidence not in ourselves, but rather in our God who will both direct and bless us!

God’s wisdom is pure and peaceable, gentle and forgiving. Let us ask God for such wisdom and the strength to carry it out in our daily lives!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 4:1-12

Jesus shows us how to overcome the temptations of Satan.  He does so by using God’s Word to both confront and dismiss Satan.