Divine Justice--A Matter of Life or Death

Jul 3, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 266 (alt. TLH 2); TLH 141; LW 282 (alt. TLH 352); WS 784
Pre-Service Prayer:

O dear God, my precious Savior and powerful Lord, I thank You for this day and this opportunity to worship in Your house.  Send Your Spirit to bless me as I confess my sins, rejoice in the gift of forgiveness, and grow through a study of Your Word.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 47

First Reading: 

Isaiah 62:6-12

Sin causes great and grave challenges in our lives, even as it did for God’s Old Testament people. Isaiah pointed his readers ahead to the coming Savior, Jesus, to whom we also look for salvation as God’s “Holy People.”

Second Reading: 

Mark 8:1-9

Jesus provided for the needs of about 4,000 people in a miraculous way after they spent three days listening to Him preach the truths of God’s kingdom.  We may rest assured that this same Jesus can and will take care of our needs as we likewise listen to Him.