Hear, O Christian, as Moses Addresses Vital Truths

May 29, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 195 (alt. TLH 246); WS 771; LSB 862 (alt. TLH 625); TLH 48
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God—You are my Creator, my Redeemer, and my Sanctifier.  As I enter Your sanctuary today, bless me with Your power and with Your presence.  Move me to sincere repentance, to vibrant praise, to active listening, and to constant faithfulness.  As I seek to grow in my faith, increase my understanding and enable me to love as You have loved me.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 5

First Reading: 

1 John 4:16-21

God is love, and He has demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son to save us.  God’s love removes any reason for us to fear, for His love casts out fear.  That love then enables us to love others thereby demonstrating the validity of our faith.

Second Reading: 

Luke 16:19-31

Jesus here speaks of “a certain rich man” and “a certain beggar named Lazarus.”  Both died, one in unbelief and the other in faith.  Abraham, in response to his pleas to send Lazarus to warn his unbelieving brothers of what lay ahead of them, insisted that his brothers, as we, have the Bible.  Let us always be prepared to listen to that inspired Word of God!