Jesus Calls Each of Us

Feb 26, 2017
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 719; 281; CW 97
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, as I enter Your presence for worship, I do so with confidence—confidence in the truths of Your Word, which will be proclaimed to me; confidence in the grace, which You have shown me through Jesus my Savior; and confidence in the future, which You are preparing for me in heaven. Yes, bless me this day as I worship. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 84

First Reading: 

John 8:48-59

Towards the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry opposition from His fellow Jews and especially their religious leaders grew to a fevered pitch. When Jesus identified Himself as “I AM,” they picked up stones to kill Him but He escaped. It was not yet time for Him to sacrifice Himself.

Second Reading: 

Matthew 19:16-30

The rich young ruler refused to follow Jesus, because he had so many things with which he would not part. In response to Peter’s question, Jesus promised great blessing to all who answer His call and follow Him with faithfulness!