Jesus Is Calling: Follow Me!

Aug 30, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 249 (alt. TLH 20); 281; 770; LSB 664 (alt. TLH 447)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, as I enter into Your presence for worship this day, fill my heart with a love for Your gospel word.  Help me to grow in my understanding of it, my commitment to it, and in my desire to proclaim it.  Yes, may that message of Your love for me uplift me and encourage me to fulfill my calling in Your kingdom.  In Jesus’ saving name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 15

First Reading: 

Genesis 43:26-30

Our callings in God’s kingdom are not always easy.  Joseph was called upon by God to rescue his family, including the brothers who had sold him into slavery.  Until reconciled with them, it was difficult for Joseph to maintain emotional stability.

Second Reading: 

Acts 12:1-11

Herod persecuted the early church, killing James and imprisoning Peter.  God, however, sent an angel to deliver Peter and so to preserve His called apostle for the work that lay ahead!