A Sinner's Prayer...A Savior's Response!

Apr 5, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Repentance, Salvation
Hymns: 155; 141; 163; 755; 304; 158
Pre-Service Prayer:

Heavenly Father, as I worship this evening help me to meditate with great blessing upon my dear Savior and His passion. Lead me to sincere repentance over my sins and to a joyous reception of the Lord’s Supper, which bestows upon me Christ’s own body and blood and confirms for me Your love and forgiveness. Move me as I pray to place myself in Your hands, even as Your Son who prayed, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” Finally, sustain me in my faith and increase my love and hope. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 32

First Reading: 

1 Peter 1:3-17

God has bestowed upon us by grace a future incorruptible inheritance in heaven. We may well, however, have to endure a variety of trials now during our lives here on this earth. Peter urges us, as we await that wonderful inheritance, to strive to be holy even as God is holy!

Second Reading: 

Mark 14:12-26

Jesus spent the last night before His death on Calvary with His disciples celebrating the Passover. He announced His upcoming betrayal, but then instituted His supper for the comfort and encouragement of His followers.