Let Us Press toward the Goal of the Upward Call of God in Christ Jesus!

Mar 25, 2012
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 145; 380; 445
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, the world presses upon me with its distractions and tempts my soul to waver. Please be with me this day as I enter into Your presence once again. Send Your Spirit to guide me as I worship. Move me sincerely to repent of my sins, to rejoice in the message of Your forgiveness, to grow in my understanding of Your truths, and to express my gratitude for Your many blessings. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 43

First Reading: 

Isaiah 43:16-21

God’s blessings are never limited to our past. Rather, the best is always yet to come, as the LORD Himself provides for His people and moves us to praise Him!

Second Reading: 

Luke 20:9-19

Jesus’ Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers was directed to the religious leaders of the Jewish people of His day. They were unfaithful stewards of God’s grace and would soon kill Him in their rage against Him. Jesus, however, is the “chief cornerstone” upon which our faith remains built!