God Sent Jesus to Preach Good Tidings!

Dec 12, 2004
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Savior
Hymns: 63; 66; 701; 48
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, our dear heavenly Father, You have sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior and to proclaim to us Your precious gospel message. He willingly offered Himself in our place, bearing our sins so that our guilt might be removed, and we might be freed from the control of Satan and the fear of death. Grant that as we worship this day Your Spirit might fill our hearts with a growing appreciation for Jesus, His work, and His gospel message. Help us always to remain faithful to Him as we look forward to His return. It is in His name that we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 90

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

The apostle Paul was sent to preach the gospel—something he did willingly and without charge. He became “a servant to all,” so that he might win as many people as possible for Christ!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 3:1-12

John the Baptizer was sent by God to prepare the ways for Jesus. He did so by preaching a message of repentance and faith, urging all to “bear fruits worthy of repentance” in anticipation of the mighty One to come!