Consider the Nature, Basis, and Goal of Christian Education!

Aug 7, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: ELH 179 (Jesus Loves Me); CW 536 (alt. TLH 477); CW 508 (alt. TLH 627); 626; CW 511
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, heavenly Father, You are the Source of all wisdom and the Giver of every good gift.  Send Your Spirit to instruct me with Your truth, so that my life might have a solid, Christian basis—a basis that will withstand the storms of this life, and which will provide me and my family with both hope and direction in every situation.  Do not allow Satan to undermine my faith, but rather sustain me by Your grace unto life’s end.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 1

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Moses reminded the children of Israel, even as he reminds us, that we are diligently and faithfully to teach the truths of our God to our children, so that they might know those truths, embrace those truths, and practice those truths.

Second Reading: 

Mark 10:13-22

Jesus welcomed little children and commended their faith while blessing them.  Christian education is not simply a matter of morality, but rather a matter of faith leading to love for Jesus and loving as Jesus.