Let Us Abide in Jesus' Word!

Dec 31, 2002
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Consecration
Hymns: 716; 775; 112/306; 558
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, You are our Help in ages past and have promised to be our Help in years to come. For this we thank and praise You. Be with us this night as we worship in Your presence. Lead us to sincere repentance for past sins and fill our minds with Your present counsel, so that we might live our lives to Your glory, even as we seek to be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 90

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 33:26-29

On the eve of entering the Promised Land, Moses blessed Israel. In that blessing, he reminded the people that there was no God like their God—excellent, eternal, powerful, and gracious! He promised them that God would be with them in the future to help them overcome the challenges that lay ahead. That same God is present tonight and promises to be with us as we enter a New Year.

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 13:1-6

The writer to the Hebrews offers us encouragement in a number of practical areas of our Christian lives. He also repeats God’s promise to never forsake us, and the obvious conclusion we can draw from that promise—that we need never fear, for what can man possibly do to us when God is our Helper?