Behold, Your King Is Coming!

Apr 9, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): God-Son, Faith, Evangelism
Hymns: 160, 725, 161, 757
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord Jesus, our Savior and Sovereign, we pray that You would enter our hearts and lives with Your blessings. Forgive our sins by Your grace, open our minds to Your word, and fill our hearts with Your love. May we ever be found faithful to You, and may we one day live with You throughout eternity, even as You have promised. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 24

First Reading: 

Zechariah 9:9-12

The prophet Zechariah urges God’s Old Testament people to rejoice in the promised Savior, who would come as their King riding upon a donkey and bringing them peace and salvation. This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus when He entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It is still fulfilled every time Jesus enters a person’s heart, establishes His rule through faith, and brings that person the gift of eternal life!

Second Reading: 

1 Peter 4:1-6

The apostle Peter urges us to have the mind of Christ, who while suffering for us remained faithful to God. We are to likewise remain faithful, avoiding the sins of the flesh found in this world, while remaining true to our Savior and Sovereign before whom we one day will stand.