Whom Do You Trust? 2016

Oct 2, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: WS 743; LSB 754;429/315; 465
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, in whom I put my trust and upon whom my life depends, watch over and bless me this day as I enter into Your sanctuary to worship with my fellow believers.  Accept my prayers and my praises; open my ears and my heart; instruct and uplift my mind and my spirit, so that I might go forth as Your ambassador into a world that so clearly needs Your truth and Your mercy.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 48

First Reading: 

2 Corinthians 7:6-10

God comforts us when we are downcast, especially when He leads us and others who have sinned to godly sorrow, repentance, and salvation.

Second Reading: 

Luke 7:36-50

When a sinful woman anointed Jesus’ feet with precious ointment and wiped His feet with her hair, Simon the Pharisee was upset.  How could Jesus associate with such a sinner?  Jesus told Simon the parable of the two debtors to explain how God’s loving forgiveness moves people to love.