Our Purpose Is to Preach the Gospel!

Jan 27, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Ministry
Hymns: 126; 753; 770; 297; 464
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, our precious God and Savior, it is so easy to be distracted by all the issues and challenges of life. May we, as we gather together for worship this day, set aside all distraction, so that we may hear messages of Your love, offer hymns and prayers of praise, and be renewed by Your distinct blessing. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 97

First Reading: 

Isaiah 9:1-4

The world by nature walks in the darkness of sin and spiritual ignorance. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings light and joy as it breaks the bonds of sin and frees souls from the ultimate oppressor - Satan!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 4:12-23

Jesus came fulfilling Isaiah's prophecy, calling disciples to become "fishers of men," and preaching the gospel of God's kingdom to all who would listen!