We Are Jesus' Disciples when We Abide in His Word!

Sep 2, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Ministry
Hymns: 243:1,3,4; 484:1,3,4; 284; 775/315; 294
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our dearest heavenly Father, Your Word is true and everlasting. It reveals Your plan for our eternal salvation and provides guidance for our temporal lives. Fill us with a zeal to learn Your truths and a desire to abide in them. When Satan, the world, or our sinful flesh tempts us to forsake Your Word, give us the strength and wisdom to reject such evil and to follow only what is good. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 34

First Reading: 

Isaiah 29:18-21

When Jesus "the Holy One of Israel" came, He opened the eyes of the blind and caused the deaf to hear through His proclamation of divine grace. When Jesus comes again, He will bring joy to all believers but will judge Satan "the terrible one" and all his unbelieving followers. May we continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior!

Second Reading: 

Acts 16:9-15

Our Lord Jesus calls us into His kingdom work. To some, such as to Paul in our text or to the pastor and teachers in our church and school, He extends specific calls to specific areas. Whether you have received Jesus’ general call to be a light and salt in this world or a specific call, the Lord remains the One who blesses our efforts by opening hearts to hear and to believe His Word!