What Should We Do when in the Hour of Utmost Need?

May 27, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 217; 522; 784; 216
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, we live in a world filled with troubles. These troubles arise because of sin and Satan, who would use these troubles to draw us away from You and destroy our faith. Grant us Your mercy and strength, O Lord, so that we might persevere in our faith, so that we might glorify You in our lives, and so that we might ultimately obtain the victory leading to eternal life. In Jesus’ saving name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 27

First Reading: 

Ephesians 1:15-23

Jesus is presently seated at God’s right hand, which means He is exercising His divine power and authority in this world on our behalf. May that knowledge fill us with hope, joy, and confidence even in the midst of life’s trials.

Second Reading: 

John 7:33-39

Without the aid of the Holy Spirit, man simply cannot comprehend God’s plan for mankind’s salvation. Jesus ascension into heaven following His resurrection from the dead was part of God’s overall plan. May we believe in Him as our Savior and follow Him as our Lord. Then He becomes “living water” flowing from our hearts.