Let Us Speak God's Word Faithfully

Jul 17, 2016
Pastor Joseph Naumann
Topic(s): Word of God
Hymns: 10; 283; 290; LSB 728 (tune: TLH 427); LSB 526 (alt. TLH 355)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for the all that You have done for me! You have blessed me in this life, but more importantly You have blessed me with eternal life through the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ. Be with me as I join in the worship of Your holy name this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 28

First Reading: 

Psalm 119:9-16; Romans 8:12-17

The psalmist here uses many different words to describe the Bible: word, commandments, statutes, judgments, precepts, and ways. May we make the study and learning of God's Word the highest priority in our lives. 

Through the work of the Spirit of God we are able to call the God of heaven and earth “our Father.” We are sons, children, and co-heirs of an eternal heavenly kingdom with Christ.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 7:15-23

Jesus describes how to identify a false prophet, by examining what they teach. He also describes the eventual fate of all of those who depend on their own works and expect salvation based on them.