Conventional Wisdom vs. True Wisdom

Jul 12, 2015
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 744; 426; LSB 685 (alt. TLH 409); 47
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord, teach me, give me wisdom—Your true wisdom. Like Solomon (cf. 1 Kings 3:1ff), I know my frailties, my foolishness, my inabilities, my mistakes. Forgive me for my foolishness, graciously correct me with Your Word and through those whom You send with Your Word into my life. Instruct me, strengthen my heart to stand upon Your Truth, and to act with Your wisdom in all things. For these blessings, open my heart to hear and send Your Spirit to richly bless me in this worship hour. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 111

Second Reading: 

John 10:23-30

As sheep of the Good Shepherd we listen to Him. His Words make us wise for salvation. Jesus also gives the amazing promise that as we listen to Him and follow Him, nothing can take us out of His hand nor separate us from the love of God (cf. Romans 8:35ff).