Every Individual Christian and Christian Congregation Need Daily Spiritual Renewal!

Sep 25, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW #582 (alt. TLH 536); 399; LSB 703:1-2,4-5 (alt. TLH 417); LSB 704 (alt. TLH 398)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, my dear Father in heaven—as I enter into Your presence today, I pray that You would satisfy my longing soul.  Lead me to Jesus, dear Father, and instill within me a fervent faith in and love for Your Son, my Savior, for in Him alone I find forgiveness and freedom.  In Him alone will my spiritual hunger be abated and my spiritual thirst be quenched.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 96

First Reading: 

2 Chronicles 1:7-12

When God offered Solomon anything he wanted, he asked God for wisdom to carry out his calling as Israel’s new king.  God gave Solomon wisdom, but also many other great blessings.  May we also seek God’s wisdom as we fulfill our individual and congregational callings!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 22:34-46

The Pharisees were false religious leaders.  Many were hypocrites and most taught salvation by works.  They attempted to undermine Jesus’ gospel ministry, but Jesus always responded correctly, giving proper emphasis to the law and explaining Old Testament gospel prophecies.  May we likewise uphold biblical truth!