Jesus Saves!

Oct 2, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Salvation
Hymns: 11/564; 353; 304; 311; 352
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier—we come into Your presence this day to hear Your holy word. We pray that You would open our ears so that we might hear Your truths. We pray that You would open our hearts so that we might receive Your mercy. We pray that You would open our lips so that we might sing Your praise. Be with us and bless our worship. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 130

First Reading: 

1 Timothy 1:12-17

"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners!" The apostle Paul uses himself as a testimony to this truth, pointing out that Jesus was patient and longsuffering in His dealings with him. Jesus changed Paul from a blaspheming persecutor of the faith into a powerful confessor of the same. Just as Jesus saved Paul, so He has saved us, so that we too might confess His saving name!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 8:23-27

When Jesus and His disciples were caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus revealed His divine power by saving them all. His disciples marveled, wondering who Jesus could possibly be, seeing that He even controlled the wind and the waves. Our eyes have been enlightened by the Holy Spirit who has used the word of God to move us to believe in Jesus as our precious Savior!