Jesus Is Our Precious Savior!

Jan 13, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Savior
Hymns: 129; 352; 134; 361
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our heavenly Father, as we enter Your presence to offer You our praise and to listen to Your Word, may we be led to do so with great humility. Were it not for our precious Savior, Jesus, who is Your beloved Son, we could not approach You, for by nature we are sinful and unclean. Yet, by faith we cling to Your grace and rejoice in Your forgiveness and promises. Be with us as we worship this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 145

First Reading: 

Isaiah 42:1-7

Isaiah identifies the promised Savior as God’s "Servant" – the "Elect One" in whom God delighted and upon whom His "Spirit" would rest. He would bring "justice" and "light" to the "Gentiles" through His work of divine redemption. Jesus is that "Servant." We are some of those "Gentiles."

Second Reading: 

Acts 10:34-38

Peter proclaimed God’s grace and truth to Cornelius and his household. He identified Jesus as the "Lord of all," citing as evidence the fact that God "anointed" Him with the Holy Spirit and with power at the time of His baptism.