The Miracle of Pentecost...Continues!

Jun 8, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): God-Holy Spirit
Hymns: LSB 497 (alt. TLH 224); 226:1-2,7-9; 227; LSB 496 (alt. TLH 234)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter into Your presence to worship on this Festival of Pentecost, please send Your Spirit to renew my faith and guide my life.  Open my lips, as You did the early disciples, so that I might sing Your praises and proclaim Your Word.  Instruct me with that infallible Word and move me to dedicate my life to service in Your kingdom.  Fill my heart with love both for You and for my fellow believers.  May all my words and actions serve to glorify You.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 143

First Reading: 

Ephesians 2:17-22

Jesus came to proclaim spiritual peace and access to the Father through the Holy Spirit.  We, who were once strangers, are now members of God’s household and “a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

Second Reading: 

John 7:37-39

If we are spiritually thirsty, we should go to Jesus and drink.  Jesus says that all who believe in Him as Savior will have “rivers of living water” flowing from their hearts. Those “rivers of living water” are the Holy Spirit and His blessings!