Let Us, as His Dear Children, Imitate God

Feb 28, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: LSB 869 (alt. TLH 540); LW 97 (alt. TLH 154); CW 128 (alt. TLH 156)
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in Heaven, as I enter into Your presence this morning with my fellow believers, may I do so conscious of Your desire that I love them as Christ has loved me. Jesus humbled Himself and gave up His life in order to give me life and enhance my future. May I humble myself and seek to give of myself so that the lives of others may indeed be blessed by my words and actions. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 19

First Reading: 

Jeremiah 26:1-15

The LORD sent Jeremiah to announce judgment upon the people of Judah with the hope that they would repent of their sins and walk according to His law. The LORD’s message angered the people. They wanted to kill Jeremiah, but he warned them that they would be shedding innocent blood and incur even greater wrath from God.

Second Reading: 

Luke 11:14-28

As Jesus cast out demons, He was accused by His adversaries of being in league with the devil. He explained that the devil would not work against himself. He also informed them that if their hearts were not filled with the Spirit of God, the devil would certainly occupy them. Jesus concluded by saying that those who treasure God’s Word are truly blessed!