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Join Our Live Streams & A Confirmation Prayer

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Today’s New Testament lesson (read Ephesians 3 here)  includes a prayer that we can pray for our confirmands and and pray for each other, a prayer that each of us can grasp the greatness of God’s love for us in Christ (Ephesians 3:14-21). The prayer closes with a reminder that God’s power is able to do more than we can imagine. 

We see that love and power at work in our Old Testament lesson (read Isaiah 9-10 here). The prophet continues to speak of the Child born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), now adding that this Child will be “Mighty God.” How can this be? “The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” Your Savior’s love and power combine to accomplish our salvation.

The prophet continues with a call to repentance. Notice the refrain repeated four times: “Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.” The LORD will use Assyria as his club to call the people to repentance.

Isaiah 10 closes with a picture of the advancing Assyrian army. Each village named is a few miles closer to Jerusalem. The advance stops at Nob, just a couple of miles north of Jerusalem where the Assyrian King could have seen the city. God uses the Assyrians to humble his people and call them to repentance, but he will not allow his people to be destroyed. The hope of the Savior still lives, the shoot of which we will read tomorrow.

Worship Links

Click below for the links for the services we will live stream today. They services will also be available for replay after the live stream.

St. Paul's now has two YouTube Channels to which you can subscribe. 

In-Person Kids Club Registration
 
Kids Club lessons are virtual for now (click here for this week's lesson)  We hope to begin in-person sessions soon. To help with planning, if your child will attend in-person sessions when they resume, register here. If you have questions, contact Dr. Nelson at  .

I look forward to seeing many of you at our in-person worship (click here for times) and many confirmation families tomorrow afternoon. Remember we are also planning an outdoor service on Sunday, September 20 at 10:30 am.

Pastor Pete 

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