Godliness with Contentment Is a Goal for which We Should All Strive!

Jul 29, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 745; 430; 447
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, our blessed and saving God, we come before You to worship this day and must confess that all too often in our lives we have failed to fulfill Your will. You tell us to love, but we hate. You tell us to give, but we take. You want us to be content, and yet we find our hearts ignoring what we have and striving for what we do not possess. Forgive, Lord, and transform us through the power of Your Word. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 47

First Reading: 

Isaiah 62:6-12

Isaiah proclaimed the coming of Jesus who would bring salvation and every blessing to God’s holy and redeemed people. May we, who have come to know Jesus, ever rejoice in Him!

Second Reading: 

Mark 4:26-29

The Kingdom of Heaven grows, unseen at times, as the Gospel Word is planted, takes root, and then bears fruit. Is the Kingdom alive and growing in our hearts? May it ever be so!