Jesus Calls Each of Us into His Kingdom!

Jan 23, 2011
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 126; 281; 773
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, You have called me into the Kingdom of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ. I have entered Your house this day, because I want to serve. Please instruct me with Your truths, uplift me with Your love, and assure me of Your abiding presence. Then with joy I will sing Your praises and proclaim Your gospel to everyone as You give me opportunity. It is in Jesus’ name that I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 97

First Reading: 

Jonah 3:1-10

Jonah preached the Word of God in Nineveh, the capital city of the proud and violent Assyrian Empire. He called upon the people to repent or experience the judgment of God. The people, including their leaders, did repent and God spared them His pending judgment.

Second Reading: 

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Paul reminds us that this present world is passing away. While we live and function in this world, let us realize that it is not to be our ultimate home—heaven is to be that home! Consequently, we ought not become too attached!