This Christmas Give Others the Gift of Grace and Truth, Just as God Gave Them to You

Dec 18, 2016
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: TLH 98:1-3;LSB 334 (alt. TLH 58); TLH 66:1-2,4-5; CW #9 (alt. TLH 64)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter into Your presence for worship, I do so rejoicing in my Savior, Jesus Christ, whom You sent to bring me both grace and truth. It is in view of Your grace that I may come with confidence before You to confess my sins and to sing Your praises. It is in view of Your truth that I may listen to Your Word and be assured that I will come to know all that is necessary for life and salvation. Be with me and bless me this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 145

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

The LORD promised to send a Prophet like Moses to His people. He would reveal the truths of God to them, and they were to listen to Him. That Prophet was Jesus!

Second Reading: 

1 John 1:1-4

Jesus is the “Word of life” whose gospel the apostles proclaimed. That message of grace led to fellowship between believers and with God. This occurred, John says, so that our joy may be full!