Faith in Jesus--the Perfect Antidote for Fear!

Jan 28, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 359; 131; 649; 718:1-2,3-4
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, as I consider the accounts of my Savior’s power to still storms, to cast out demons, to heal the sick, and to raise the dead–Lord, I am convicted by the weakness of my faith. I should never worry, but I do. I should never be afraid, but I am. Help me, heavenly Father, to trust in Your Son. Forgive my weakness of faith and grant unto me Your strength, so that I might walk with confidence knowing that my Savior, Jesus, is at my side! Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:89-96

First Reading: 

Exodus 14:21-31

The LORD miraculously delivered the children of Israel from Pharaoh and his chariot by parting the Red Sea and leading them directly through it, both to the dismay and ultimate destruction of Pharaoh. The same LORD watches over us. Let us only turn to Him and believe in Him during our times of trouble!

Second Reading: 

Romans 13:8-10

Our daily lives and the interaction we have with one another are to be characterized by one thing–love! The apostle Paul reminds us that “love is the fulfillment of the law!” Therefore, as we consider what we should say, or how we should act–let us always speak words and perform actions that reflect love!