Come to Me!

Jan 23, 2000
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 129; 127(1,4,5); 281; 490 (Church council/officer installation hymn); 513
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, we confess that all too often we fail to come to You, our Source of every blessing. We worry; we are burdened by many cares; we are fearful and frustrated as we face the challenges of life. Lord, forgive our failures and move us to come to You in faith. Give us the rest which only You can give, and being refreshed, lead us to godly service in Your Kingdom as we await Your final coming. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 97

First Reading: 

Numbers 24:10-17

The heathen prophet, Balaam, was not allowed by God to curse the Old Testament Children of Israel. Instead, he foretold the coming of a "Star…out of Jacob." That "Star" was Jesus. He has conquered His enemies and now rules in our hearts bringing blessings into our lives!

Second Reading: 

Romans 5:1-15

As believers in Christ, we have peace with God. That means our eternal futures are secure. We can endure with patience the tribulations of this life, knowing that we possess the love of God as poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.