God's Goal Is to Move Us from Fear to Faith

Nov 6, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: WS 748; TLH 425; WS 755; TLH 306; TLH 437
Pre-Service Prayer:
Our Lord and God, oh, bless this day and hear us, we implore You; 
None of Your children turn away who now appear before You.
We come before Your face and pray: let Your rich grace
descend from heav’n above in all Your wondrous love
and keep us by Your Spirit.  Amen. [TLH 337:1]
Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 116

First Reading: 

Colossians 1:9-14

Paul here prays for the Colossian Christians, that they might be filled with God’s knowledge and wisdom, that they might give thanks to God, and that they might enter God’s kingdom in view of Jesus’ work of redemption.  May his prayer be ours for each other!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 9:18-26

Jesus demonstrated His almighty power by healing a woman with a flow of blood and by raising a young woman back to life. Given Jesus’ power and grace we need never fear, but rather can entrust ourselves completely to our Savior and Lord!