Let Us Holy Fast to Our Confession that Jesus Is the Son of God!

Mar 4, 2001
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): God-Son
Hymns: 165; 531; 148/305; 173
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, we enter your presence fully aware of our own sins and weaknesses. We come, however, confident of Your blessing, for You have invited us to come in spite of our burdens and have promised to give us rest. Send Your Spirit to guide our worship, so that we might rejoice in Your forgiving love and be encouraged to live our lives in faithfulness to You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 91

First Reading: 

Genesis 22:1-14

God here tests Abraham’s faith by asking him to sacrifice that which was most precious to him—his son, Isaac. God hereby reveals the extent of His love for us, when He permitted His Son, Jesus, to die for us!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 16:21-26

Jesus prepared His disciples for His upcoming death. At the time they objected to God’s plan of redemption, but Jesus explained that the way of the cross was the way to life!