Our Inheritance

Our Inheritance

September 6, 2020 Divine Service

Religions that men create love laws. We love to set up standards for ourselves that let us say “I have done well.” We want to be righteous, and will work very diligently in order to be so.

Today’s message tells a different story. It tells us that our righteousness is inherited, not earned. How does one inherit something? By being in the will. Likewise, Christ Jesus has written us into His will with his New Testament, and all we have left to do is believe that he has done this for us and then receive it.

21Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galations 3 21-22

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Announcements

Our doors are open. We are holding the Divine Service again and it is a delight to see familiar faces. Please come prepared with a face mask or covering and new rules to follow. There will NOT be Sunday School but we will continue to hold the Divine Service at 11 am. You can read the full policy here. Another post covers the highlights.

Voters’ Meeting. Sunday September 20th, 4 PM. Agenda Routine reports. Discussion of COVID-19 guidelines and impact. The meeting will be online via Zoom. Look for an email with your check-in instructions from Loyd Harris shortly before the meeting.

Wednesday Bible Study.  Bible Study will be hosted via Zoom at 6:45. If you would like to join, please contact Pastor Jenson.

Donations: Unfortunately the expenses go on. If you wish to make a donation please mail them to the St. James Post office box as that is a secure location.

Prayer requests. Bring your prayer requests to Pastor Jenson, Deacon Poe, or Loyd Harris (bulletin typist). They will printed in the bulletin and prayed in the Sunday service. The deadline is Tuesday for mailing on Wednesday. Remember if you are bringing a prayer request on behalf of another person their permission must be obtained.

Prayer during a pandemic.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, give us grace to trust You during this time of illness and distress. In mercy put an end to the pandemic that afflicts us. Grant relief to those who suffer, and comfort all that mourn. Sustain all medical personnel in their labors, and cause Your people ever to serve You in righteousness and holiness; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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