We Speak the Wisdom of God Ordained before the Ages for Our Glory

Jan 15, 2017
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: : LSB 409 (alt. TLH 129); I Want To Walk as a Child of the Light; 66:1-2,4-5; LSB 526 (alt. TLH 355); CW 181 (alt. TLH 226); CW 82 (alt. TLH 134)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, You alone possess the wisdom that I need both to live my life with faithfulness here in this world and to enjoy my life forever in the world to come! Please send Your Spirit to open my heart and my mind to Your truths as I worship in Your presence this day. Teach me Your wisdom as I grow in my understanding of Your Word as it reveals my Savior. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 66

First Reading: 

Isaiah 61:1-3

Isaiah foretold the fact that the Spirit of the Lord GOD would anoint the coming Savior, Jesus, and move Him “to preach good tidings to the poor” and “to proclaim liberty to the captives.” Those who believe Him are “trees of righteousness” that the LORD Himself might “be glorified.”

Second Reading: 

John 1:43-51

Philip brought a hesitant Nathanael to meet Jesus. Upon meeting and hearing Jesus, Nathanael concluded Jesus was “the Son of God” and the promised Savior. Jesus assured Nathanael, even as He does us, that as His followers we will see great things!