Rejoice, Dear Christian!

Apr 16, 2000
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 160; 162; 339; 341
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, please be with us and bless us as we worship this day. May we welcome Your dear Son into our hearts with joy and in true humility, recognizing that He is indeed the Savior of our souls and the sovereign of our lives. Instruct us, dear Lord, so that we grow in grace and serve you faithfully in love. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 67

First Reading: 

Psalm 110; Hebrews 12:1-6

The Lord God announces the coming rule of His Son, our Savior, Who would be both our everlasting Priest and King. May we embrace Him with joy and follow Him in faithfulness.

Let us "run with endurance the race that is set before us" keeping our eyes on Jesus our Savior. He endured the cross for us but now sits at the right hand of God ruling over us!

Second Reading: 

John 12:1-9

Jesus was anointed with precious oil by Mary in preparation for His burial. The next day, Palm Sunday, Jesus proceeded to Jerusalem where He was greeted by the crowds which cried out, "Hosanna!" Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord! The King of Israel!